Intro to Armati
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War Flute Good Conduct Guide For Tournaments
6 Jan 2005
Unless both players agree otherwise, the rules used will be Armati
Second Edition. Unless both players agree otherwise, all of the rules
will be used with no optional rules. All interpretations posted on
Warflute will be used. The Armati organizer for that tournament will provide copies of whatever interpretations, rules, and guidelines are in effect.
Should two consenting adults agree otherwise, they may use any version
of Armati, any optional rule, or any interpretation that seems good to
Army lists will consist of core units and terrain plus 75 points of
bonus units and terrain.
Playing mats, screens, and rudimentary terrain may be available. Players are encouraged to bring their own, as well as any measuring devices needed.
The Armati organizer will publish the method of scoring, the armies useable, and the structure of the tournament.
There are several mandatory conventions.
- Veterans must be declared immediately on the first turn when placed
on the table. Failure to do so forfeits veteran status at your
- Hidden units must be placed on the paper four by eight sheet
in the position that they will occupy when
placed on the table. Notify an umpire or another player of the fact
that you have hidden units and show him the simulacrum. If you need
more than one simulated terrain piece, bring them.
- Units that are support charge eligible must be verbally declared to
be support charge eligible. Failure to do so results in the unit or
units losing support charge eligibility at your opponent's option.
- Generals may not evade unless they were attached to a unit capable of evading during the previous turn.
- There have been complaints about speed of play in the past. A player
is entitled to take no more than one minute per controlled division of
the moving player's army for movement if so requested by his opponent
by verbal request made to the referee in advance of any turn of play.
When the request is made, both players will thereafter have one minute
per controlled division of their side on the table at the start of the
turn. Egg timers may be provided. Failure to comply with the time
limit will result in a player losing the ability to move units after
the expiration of his time at his opponent's option.
- The largest area of complaint has always been multiple movements of
units. Once you move a complete unit wholly or partially from its
initial position, you may not move it again. Shadow bases are
- Problems sometimes arise from alignment of bases. If there is a
question arising from a failure to have cleanly aligned bases, the
question should be resolved against the player with the poorly aligned
- Flank attacks are deadly and often cause emotional turmoil. If you
think that your unit is starting and/or ending in a position to claim a
flank attack, please advise your opponent so that he can check the
- Advanced Armati has a very nice page on tournament etiquette, I
commend it to you.
- Spectators are spectators. Spectators should not provide tactical
advice under any circumstances or answer unsolicited rules questions.
An umpire may, but need not, correct a misinterpretation of the rules. The permissive phrasing of the preceding sentence is intended as a warning to umpires not to substitute their interpretation of rules for one agreed upon by the players and to refrain from too active a role in providing rules advice which may be translated into tactical advice and result in a perception of bias. Unlike sporting events or court rooms, umpires in Armati are intended merely to facilitate play and not to control it. However, it never hurts to provide rules or tactical advice after the game is over.
- Play nice. Failure to play nice is a bad, bad thing with bad, bad
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