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Field of Glory II: Medieval - The Crusades Tournament

Published on October 04, 2021

Swords and Scimitars, the second DLC for Field of Glory II: Medieval has just been released and for the occasion, we are pleased to announce a new public tournament:

The Crusades 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 Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 10.00 am GMT. 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:  

  1. Nikaia, Western Anatolia 1097 AD. First Crusade. Crusader 1096-1099 vs Seljuq Turkish (West) 1037-1154 AD. Mediterranean Agricultural. Enemy Relieve Besieged Fortress.
  2. Ascalon, Palestine 1099 AD. First Crusade. Crusader 1096-1099 vs Fatimid Egyptian 1074-1171. Middle-Eastern Agricultural. Open Battle.
  3. Syria 1108 AD: Crusader 1100-1117 (Antioch) with Syrian States 1090-1286 allies (Damascus) vs Syrian States 1090-1286 (Jazireh) with Crusader 1100-1117 allies (Edessa). Middle-Eastern Agricultural. Open Battle.
  4. Palestine 1191 AD. Third Crusade. Crusader 1155-1291 vs Ayyubid Egyptian 1172-1250. Middle-Eastern Agricultural. Open Battle.
  5. La Forbie, Palestine 1244 AD. Crusader 1155-1291 with Syrian States 1090-1286 allies vs Ayyubid Egyptian 1172-1250 with Khwarazmian 1232-1246 allies. Middle-Eastern Agricultural. Open Battle.


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. 



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. 



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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