Operation: BattleCache ][!

Operation BattleCache ][

Object:

Find enough caches to cover as much of the game board as possible in the hope that the hidden Aircraft Carrier, Battleship, Destroyer, Submarine, and Patrol Boat are found and sunk.

Game Board:

BattleCache ][ Game Board

Game Pieces:

  • Aircraft Carrier - 5 contiguous boxes either horizontally or vertically
  • Battleship - 4 contiguous boxes either horizontally or vertically
  • Destroyer - 3 contiguous boxes either horizontally or vertically
  • Submarine - 3 contiguous boxes either horizontally or vertically
  • Patrol Boat - 2 contiguous boxes either horizontally or vertically

Rules:

  • The game starts on November 1st, 2010 and ends on February 28th, 2011.
  • Players may only use caches found or hidden by them within the duration of the game. (For the newly hidden caches, the published date will be used regardless of when the cache has been hidden).
  • To determine the Grid Coordinates of the game board, use the GC Code of the found or hidden cache (eg. GC4AT6Z). Disregard the leading "GC" characters, leaving your playable characters (ie. 4, A, T, 6, and Z). Use any of the characters to find a Grid Coordinate. In the example, T4 or T6 would be valid choices, as A and Z are not on the game board.
  • Note: The letters 'I', 'L', 'O', 'S' do not appear in the GC Codes. As a result they are not represented in the grid. 'Q' was thought not to appear and was omitted as a result. Since it doesn't affect the game it is not used.
  • You may only use 1 (one) Grid Coordinate per cache find or hide. In the preceding example, you could use T4 or T6, but not both.
  • There is no requirement to fill the entire game board. However, the more hits a player has, the more chance of winning a prize.
  • The caches can be found or hidden anywhere and is not restricted to Manitoba.
  • The game is open to all players who are residents of Manitoba and are MBGA members on February 28th, 2011.
  • After February 28th, 2011 and before the AGM, the Game Masters (glacier_ice and WagonMaker) will randomly draw the placement for each ship [Ship type | X-Axis | Y-Axis | (Horizontal vs Vertical alignment]. As a result, while the game is being played, no one will know the locations of the ships.
  • Due to the random nature of the ship placements, all members of the MBGA Executive are eligible to play.
  • Prizes will be announced at the 2011 Annual General Meeting.
  • Limit of one prize per caching team.
  • *NEW RULE FOR 2010/2011!! Qualifying Battlecache hits must have quality Found Logs written to the cache owner. The quality of the log will be judged at the discretion of the game judges. Logs with only acronyms such as TFTC or TNLN TFTC with no other positive feedback will most definitely not be acceptible log entries.

    Explanation: Due to the increased number of log entries that are very short, in many cases due to default settings in smart phone software; (ie just entering ‘TFTC’) we want to foster a more positive and informative cache logging etiquette

    *This is a change from the original 50 character limit rule.

Prizes:

Grand Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries that successfully sank all five boats.
Second Prize(and Bragging Rights): The first player to successfully complete the board will win second prize. This prize will not be announced until the AGM. In the instance where there is a tie, a single draw will be made from all entries involved in the tie.
Third Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries that successfully sank the Patrol Boat. The winner of this category cannot have won the Grand Prize.
Fourth Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries that successfully sank the Submarine. The winner of this category cannot have won the Grand Prize.
Fifth Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries that successfully sank the Destroyer. The winner of this category cannot have won the Grand Prize.
Sixth Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries that successfully sank the Battleship. The winner of this category cannot have won the Grand Prize.
Seventh Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries that successfully sank the Aircraft Carrier. The winner of this category cannot have won the Grand Prize.
Eighth Prize: A single draw will be made from all entries in the game. The winner of this category cannot have won one of the previous 6 prizes.

Entries

Once you've come up with an eligible Grid coordinate, submit the shot and continue to do so for each one.

Track Your Entries.

Check Your Results.

Have fun!