1, 2, 3 2009
Risk 2010 featured 6 platoons for the first
time and proved to be a strategic smorgasbord. The
weekend's unusually cold weather separated the men from the
boys, reducing the turnout, but not enough to hamper the scenario.
bribery and alliances, would again prove crucial in winning
the world domination pin in this two day event. Rules
containing the map were distributed, but many new players
did not utilize them. This allowed the home teams to speed
through the objectives.
new shortened game time of 25 minutes forced the generals to
take tactical planning seriously. The revised assimilation
policy, which put an element of chance into the equation,
surprised all when team sabotage, ( yellow) made a strategic
move by cashing some cards early. This forced team
Demented (blue) onto the chopping block. Yellow's
general Chris Langdon revealed later that this move was
meant to demoralize blue's hard chargers. But the
unintended consequence was that Blue was absorbed by the
Brown (Trespassers). This created an overwhelming
force by Saturday Night.
Team, led by 1st time General T-Bone, of Port Charlotte
ROTC, was absorbed by Sabotage (yellow). This provided
Yellow with several young tactically intelligently players,
but only one Risk Card.
Sunday morning, Team Tammy led by 1st
Time General "Miles" (white) received desperately
needed re-enforcements. This allowed his white team to
become a serious threat for the rest of Sunday. Unfortunately,
a badly timed alliance with the Trespassers (brown)
prevented his team from scoring higher over this two day
Carlson, led the Newly formed Anarchy Team (green), in
an impressive start on Saturday, only to see their hopes
fade, as much of the team was unable to stay for
Sunday. This Team played like true Risk professionals,
and directed most of their efforts toward defeating the
early leaders, Trespassers (brown).
note was Mike "wheels" fighting from the saddle
of his ATV (allowed due to a back injury.) He distinguished
himself throughout the weekend by taking point for the Brown
Team. This caused may players to purchase grenades in
an effort to counter his motorized advances.
to 1st time General of the Trespassers, Christian Soto!
His team methodically captured bases, both Saturday and
Sunday, even as the remaining teams aligned against them.
you to all who attended! Especially those who camped
in the Valley Forge-like conditions!
you have any photos that you would like to share, send them
of now, the majority of the Electric Sites have been
reserved for the February 5, 6, 7 Game.
you want electric call Keith soon: 239-980-9850