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Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista Tournament

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Published on May 24, 2021

 

Reconquista, the first DLC for Field of Glory II: Medieval has just been released and for the occasion, we are pleased to announce a new public tournament. This will be played using the normal Field of Glory 2 Medieval Multiplayer system and our automated tournament system. 

Anyone who has Field of Glory II Medieval can enter, you do not need to own any DLCs to enter. 

To enter, go to the tournament page: Here

The general tournament rules can be found: Here

The first round will commence on Monday 7th June 2021 at 10.00 am UTC. No further entries can be accepted after the tournament has begun. 

 

Specific tournament rules: 

This tournament will involve five rounds. Each round will last 14 days. The battles will be Medium-sized custom battles:  

  • Catalonia 1090 AD: Andalusian 1050-1154  AD (Taifa of Zaragoza) with Castilian 1050-1154 AD allies vs Catalan 1050-1136 AD. Mediterranean Agricultural.   

  • Andalusia 1212 AD: Castilian/Leonese 1200-1319 AD with Aragonese 1200-1274 allies vs Berber (Almohad) 1121-1269 AD. Mediterranean Agricultural.   

  • Occitanie 1213 AD: Aragonese 1200-1274 with French 1155-1319 AD allies vs French 1155-1319 AD. Mediterranean Agricultural.   

  • Apulia 1041 AD: Italo-Norman 1041-1049 AD with Lombard 1038-1049 AD allies vs Byzantine (Italy) 1040-1049 AD. Mediterranean Agricultural.   

  • Lombardy 1237 AD: Sicilian 1200-1266 AD vs Italian (Guelf) 1200-1319 AD.  Mediterranean Agricultural.   

     

Games are paired, so each matchup will be played both ways. Each player will be able to choose his forces using the normal force selection system. In each round, all players will be playing on the same randomly generated map for both games. 

First round pairings will be selected randomly, subsequent rounds using the Swiss Chess system. Nobody will play the same opponent in more than one round. 

 

The scoring system is as follows: 

- If a game runs to the turn limit, each side scores points equal to the enemy % routed at the turn limit. If the game times out, adjustments may be made, depending on how far the game has progressed and who took longer over their turns – see below. 

- If one army breaks, the victorious player scores 60 points plus the difference between the enemy % routed and his own % routed. The loser scores points equal to the winner's % routed. 

 

Examples

1) If Ben defeats Tamas's army, and has inflicted 45% routed on Tamas, and Tamas has inflicted 15% on Ben, Ben will score 60 + (45 – 15) = 90, Tamas will score 15.  

2) However, if Ben defeated Tamas’s army by inflicting 62% routed on Tamas, and Tamas had inflicted 56% routed on Ben, Ben would get 60 + (62 – 56) = 66 points, and Tamas would get 56.  

3) If the game is unfinished (or it reached the turn limit) with Ben inflicting 20% routed on Tamas, and Tamas inflicting 10% routed on Ben, Ben would score 20, and Tamas would score 10. (Provided that between them they have played at least 24 turns in all – see below). 

Note that this system rewards aggressive play over desultory skirmishing. If you rout an enemy unit then hide for the rest of the game, both players will get extremely low scores - lower than if they played hard and lost. 

 

Byes:  

If an odd number of players sign up for the tournament, one player will get a bye in each round. In the first round this is random. In subsequent rounds it will be the player with the lowest score. The score for a BYE is 75 points for each game.

 

Round times and timing out: 

Each round will last 14 days. Any battles that are not completed by the end of the round will be timed out. The player who has had the game in his “My Turns” box the longest overall will be the one who is deemed to be timed out. This will not normally incur any penalties, unless insufficient turns have been played: If the timed-out player has played less than 18 turns, his score will be reduced proportionately, and his opponent will be granted the BYE score if it exceeds his current score. If the timed-out player has played less than 6 turns, he will not be included in the draw for the next round. This is to prevent someone else’s enjoyment being spoiled by being drawn against someone who has apparently dropped out of the tournament. 

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