Well, Ottawa's first Flames of War tournament was yesterday, and it was a blast. We ended up having 14 players with room for 2 more if needed. Some came from across town, the OMG (Ottawa Miniature Gamer's) guys, some from CFB Petawawa (Army base 2 hours NW of town) and Shawn Morris came all the way from the Prairies (he has family in town, so timed his holidays with our event, now thats thinking!!)
We played 1500 pts, Mid War, was not theatre-specific, and the missions were, in order: Encounter, Free-for-All, Fighting Withdrawal
Without further ado, I will let the pictures do the talking:
Note: Forum names in brackets if I remember the names!
(above) Before we started round 1, I went to each table for pics. I know once a tourney starts, I get the "tournament headache" and blinders on so will forget pics.. this one is of my Brit Rifles vs Tristan (Ca$H) german infantry list on the Italy board.
(above) Jeff's german Pionieren vs Marty (Joyous Oblivion) US Armoured Rifles. on the river crossing board
(above) Adam (Clockwerks) Desert Rat 25 pdr battery is trying to range in on Mike A's Aufklarungschwadrone trucks all clumped on the road. Sadly, the dice shaking mojo pictured here only produced 3 fail-to-range-in results!!
(above) Chris (Lothann) Soviet Tankovy list have the home court advantage vs Shawn (TerrainGuy)s german force on the Ukrainian table. Ukraine not Weak!
(above) Battle of Heavy Metal: Duane's (Diragi) Brummbars will have to square off vs some Churchills near downtown Ruinberg
(above) Drew (Big Willie) squares off against Bob's germans near Brettislava. Turns out Bob used to be Drew's CO in real life.. so did Bob make you reroll any motivation tests Drew? :)
(above) Louis' Brits have already dealt with Duncan's Kossack units, leaving his T-34s to face Churchills...
(above) In-Game pics.. some would say these tanks are brave to curbstomp my dug in infantry , given that I have 4 17pdr guns that can see them. However, they would have to not be pinned for 8 turns in a row for them to stop Ca$h's tanks!
(above) Arty, PIATs at least Bail all three Brummbars. I can salvage at least 1 VP for a platoon kill by assaulting and capturing them. However, the infantry failed their terror test, Victory to German Armor (and a looted KV)
(above) I fight Bob's germans on the Normandy village board. I am piling all 3 infantry units towards the middle objective, while my scout carriers and 6pdr Portees tussle with his AA guns and Marders on the right wheat field flank.
(above) Duncan's awesome looking Kossack Cavalry supporting T34's, in this case they have been destroyed, hence no turrets.
(above) facing Jeff's Panzerpio's, my 17pdrs have a sweet shot at those PzrIII's.. unfortunatelyt they are 33 inches out. Jeff would have a streak of bad luck, as he would Bog 3 of 5 tanks on that hedge trying to advance in the lee of a hill, out of sight of my guns.
(above) Jeff's Pio's advancing up the road to block my Recce Carriers from advancing on his objective
Another shot of Ruinberg and the excellent Reichstag building.