North American Line Battle (Hosted by Reddit Brigade)
We've been looking to try hosting a line battle for a while now, seeing as we have a server in which to host it. So we're finally getting around to giving it a shot here. The goal is to make a fairly casual and fun linebattle event on Monday's to help you all relax after your undeniably shitty Monday back in the cubicles.So onto the Monday or Thursday part; Reddit Brigade leaders seemed to agree Monday would be a better day to host it. I have noticed though that people may not really be around on Monday's as often as they might be on Thursday's. But I have also noticed other LBs on Thursday so Monday seems to be the more open day. If I get enough feedback for Thursday instead of Monday, we will change the day, or maybe do both, but for now it stands as a Monday event.
Monday's at 8:00pm EST
TeamSpeak: 126.96.36.199Reddit Brigade Linebattle Administration
, and Disgrntld
This line battle will be held weekly and will be invite only. Regiment leaders will receive the server name and password via TeamSpeak in the NW Reddit Brigade Line Battle Administration channel. We will likely cycle specialty unit openings every week; i.e., skirmishers and arty only one week, arty and cav only the next, skirmishers and cav only the next, etc. Any regiment may apply for any position for each battle, though I will not allow the same regiment to take the same role twice in a row unless no one else volunteers for the position. Example: Reddit applies for cav one week, they are not allowed to have cav the next week unless no other regiment takes cav. This is all subject to change though and really just one of Hader's delusions.
We will play best of 3 rounds on 2 maps, followed by a Sudden Death single round tiebreaker on Strangefields if needed. A traditional fun round will conclude the night if time allows. There will be a 20 minute time limit on each round. If the round winds down into an arty of fort camping match of any sort that I deem is an unnecessary delay to an end in combat, I will set the time limit immediately to 1 minute. And to discourage the team that may be winning at that point from sitting back and waiting for the timer, I have the rule that if the winning team is ahead in numbers by a ratio of at least 2:1 and does not kill the other team in that time, they will be considered the losers.
Why you ask? I would like to encourage less fort building and arty camping and a little more initiative from commanders to try and win battles in ways that don't involve camping and annoying the rest of the dead players who are tired of delay. Overall I think it will make everyone play slightly more aggressively for once, and hopefully focus on having more fun in the heat of battle rather than shying away from it just to get the round win. If these rules truly don't help that in the long run, they will be scrapped.
If your regiment is on the Guest List
and you would like to apply for a special position (artillery, cavalry, skirmishers, or engineers),make a post in the following format:
In the subject, place "[Role] Application for [Date]" ( For example, Cavalry Application for 4/20/12 )
Number of members:
Remember we cycle special roles each week to mix things up a bit.
Please familiarize yourself with the event rules. Violators will be slain with no warning.
Rules are modeled after 5arge's Tuesday/Friday linebattle rules, with only a few tweaks.
-Officers and NCOs are responsible for enforcing the event rules within their ranks. Failure to do so will result in the entire regiment being punished.
-All regiments must agree that they understand and intend to follow the event rules before they are allowed to attend.
-Violation of any written event rule will result in an automatic slay. This is your warning.
-If either side has 3 soldiers or less alive, the rules governing combat may be ignored in order to expedite an end to the round.
-Postponing defeat will result in an automatic slay. In the event of small groups not yet under the 3 man no rule threshold, the time limit may be reduced to force a round conclusion.
Guidelines for Infantry and Skirmishers:
-Lines of more than 10 musket armed soldiers must fight in two ranks.
-Skirmisher units may never exceed 12 armed soldiers (one officer and musician do not count toward this total unless they pickup a rifle/musket).
-Soldiers should only fire their muskets while in a properly spaced line formation (skirmishers must use a skirmish line).
-"One space" is the width of your avatar on screen
-Infantry should have less than 1 space between them
-Light Infantry (skirmisher w/ bayonet) may have 3 spaces between them
-Riflemen may have up to 5 spaces between them
-Skirmishers (riflemen or light infantry) may crouch at any time, but Infantry may only crouch if they are out of combat, or in the front of a two rank line (even behind cover, earthworks, sandbags, etc.)
-If only 2 men remain in a line, they must immediately join a friendly line OR charge directly toward their enemy into melee
-No troops, skirmisher or infantry or anyone, may fire out of or into a building, formation or not. The reason for this rule here is due to the fact that we play random maps and only Strangefields (perhaps it won't always be Strangefields, but for now it is) and buildings will thus rarely be around. So I've decided a blanket rule of no firing was more appropriate than one for everyone being allowed to fire.
-If an Infantry regiment splits into two separate lines during battle, both lines must fight in two ranks regardless of numbers.
Guidelines for Cavalry:
-Cavalry units may never exceed 12 soldiers (one officer and one musician do not count toward this total).
-Cavalry may fire muskets from horseback, but must be in a line as with Infantry.
-Unhorsed/dismounted Cavalry are considered Light Infantry.
-Cavalry must stay together and fight as a cohesive group. Lone cavalry who are fighting far from the rest of their unit may be slain for ramboing.
Guidelines for Engineers:
-Engineer units may never exceed 4 soldiers.
-Infantry and Skirmisher regiments may have 1 Engineer in their unit.
-Musket armed Engineers are considered Light Infantry.
-Engineers must stay within a reasonable distance from the group they are attached to at all times. Straying more than 40 paces from their group will be considered ramboing.
Guidelines for Artillery:
-Each faction is allowed 2 guns (cannon, howitzer, or mortar). 2 rockets count as 1 gun. In battles without cavalry, artillery may be limited to 1 gun.
-Each gun can have a crew of 3 Artillerymen and 2 Bodyguards.
-Artillery Bodyguards may choose Infantry or Engineer classes.
-Artillery Bodyguards may kneel and fire as long as they are within 5 paces of an active cannon. Active cannons are cannons with artillery crew manning them in some way. If there is now crew, it is not active.
Guidelines for Officers:
- Pistols are horribly inaccurate weapons and as such are to be considered on par with melee weapons. They may be fired freely by anyone from anywhere, on horseback or on foot.
-Any player in command of 40 or more other players via TeamSpeak, may play as the General class.
-The General may not fight from horseback, the horse is for avoiding combat. The general is allowed to fall in with their allied cavalry regiment and fight with them for as long as he is near them. Otherwise the general may only fight to defend himself if absolutely necessary (this should really only be when a faster cavalry unit is able to catch up to the general's slower horse).
-If dismounted, the General may pickup a firearm and is treated as Light Infantry.
The following regiments have been formally invited and have agreed to enforce the event rules within their ranks. These regiments will receive the password each Monday:
Regiment name (reserved slots)
112th_VirginiaRegiment (10) (temp banned from event for 1 month)
94th Highland (10)
IIIe (25) (dropped out of LB)