Posts Tagged ‘Tournament’

Cold War Singles 2017 – Last Call for V3

Posted on April 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I was foolish enough to sign up for 6 games of FOW in 2 days.  I had a blast, and even squeezed in a team Yankee game in between, but man, was that a lot of standing and measuring and rolling dice.  cheers to the folks with the stamina to do that at nationals, I haven’t yet had the pleasure.

When choosing a list for my last major tournament in V3, I wanted ride out on the horse I rode in on.  The 2nd Household Cavalry.  With the new V4 rules, recce isn’t quite as fun anymore.  no more disengaging.  no more exposing ambushes.  the recon move itself has less utility than it did.  the special rule these guys have, to disengage after having shot, would be gone.  So i gathered all my dingos for one more crusade.

Kurt Reese was nice enough to lend me his display board, he carries a spare.

9 platoons (when you include the Staghound HQ platoon)

Priority air would also do a lot of work this tournament.  The v4 rules at first had me excited, but after looking that they had nerfed the Typhoons rockets to be AT 3 in a bombardment, I don’t really ever see a reason to be taking them in the future.  I would have used them to kill heavy tanks, but now that’s not going to happen.  Cannons are AT 8, and on a side armor for a tiger of…..8. what’s the point? Live it up while you can I suppose.
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Malifaux Henchman Hardcore Tournament April 2017

Posted on April 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

In preparation of our local Henchman Hardcore, I got in 2 games with Patrick on one of the weeknights. Put together a list I thought would hit hard. Comprised the following:Rusty Alyce, Johan, Bishop and the Hodgepodge Effigy.Aonious just slowed my ent…

Armies on Show at the 2v2 Tournament

Posted on April 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Nothing quite replaces the spectacle of beautifully painted armies slugging it out on beautiful tables. There were some really good looking armies out there and I am sure was surprised at the quality of the work that some of these artists were churning…

2v2 Tournament – Part 3: War with Friends

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This would be the third installment of the series. Game 3Final game was against Andrew and Melvin (the Lim variety). Another T&D member, this is like playing with our club mates! And what a difference it was. The atmosphere was relaxed, we wer…

2v2 1000 Point Tournament – Part 2 Some Tense Gaming

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Moving into Game 2, this would be a very different vibe from the first one that we played. Not only were our opponents experienced, this would be my very first experience playing with someone who was quite notoriously known for fudging in the tournamen…

Almost like battle reports… /Prawie jak raporty bitewne…

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Modele służą do grania / Models are for playing games    

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2v2 Batrep – The Danse Macabre

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A storm was gathering above the planet Gerexus, making it hard to differentiate friend from foe. Many parties had previously fought over the bountiful rewards on offer, with few being able to claim absolute victory. As the walls of reality weakened, ar…

2v2 Tournament Part 1

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

So after finally painting and working on my army for the past 2-3 weeks, it was time for the actual tournament. Daryl is my buddy and he brought a beautifully painted army. It’s a 2v2 tournament with no repeat formations.Here is my list:Skyhammer …

1945 LW FOW Tournament – Feb 18th "The Final Hour" – Kirwan’s Game Store

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The end of V3 is fast approaching, as many regular readers of this blog are aware.  And with it comes a possible end to many lists and models we held dear.  In an effort to say our final goodbyes to a version of the rules many of us loved dearly over the past 1/2 a decade, Chris Johnson (my arch enemy) helped put together a tournament up at Kirwan’s Game Store. 1945pts LW, 3 rounds, beginning at 11am.

Below – Chris Johnson and a raffled off German Panzer Army for EW.  Everyone started with one ticket, but each loss earned you another ticket. (very good idea)

My List: I debated a lot about what to bring.  I decided on something I could never get to work.  I had only played them once, at 1425 pts and they were the worst list I ever brought to a tournament.  I should have known better at the time, but there it is.  What is over pointed like crazy? What is a fast tank? What has the stink of the oddly non-synergistic British rules about them… guessed it.  Comets.

My List – Nachtjager
British Motor Company (which for some reason is an Infantry company)
HQ – 2 white scout cars with cmd and 2ic
1 – Motor Platoon (cmd MG team + 3 MG teams w/ piat and lt mortar) (6 stands)
2 – Motor Platoon (full)
3 – required scout platoon (3 UC’s)
4 – Wasp platoon
5 – AT guns 6pdrs
6 – mortar platoon
7 – 4 comets
8 – 4 comets

for a grand total of 1945 pts.

First Round – Joey Laderoute from Blackmoon Games in Lebanon NH

I missed the chance to play him last tournament so I was glad I got a shot this time around.  He brought American Tanks, Jumbos and Easy 8s, and an assortment of other trained armor. He reasoned that in V4, Easy 8s were dead, and Jumbos wouldn’t be nearly as good. He attacked, since I was an infantry company.

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Fulda in Fredericksburg: 2017 Team Yankee Nationals

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Now with Cold Wars 2017 behind us it is time to turn our attentions to Historicon 2017 and the first ever Team Yankee North American Nationals also known as “Fulda Gap in Fredericksburg”.
Here are the details
GMs: Mitch Reed ([email protected]) and Brian Sullivan
Cost: Free!!!
Date/Time: 14 July 10am – 8pm Arrive at 9:30am to register.  Players who do not check in by 9:45 may have their spots taken by a player on the stand by list.
Three 2.5 hour rounds.  100 Points. All official lists from Team Yankee (including Afghansty), Leopard (including Panzertruppen), Iron Maiden, and Volks-Armee will be allowed.  All forces will be fully painted.  We have spots for 120 players and we will make a stand-by list if the tournament fills up. Each participant will get the Wolfgang’s Bratty Wagon objective for free for playing in the tournament.

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North American Yeam Yankee Nationals; 14 July 2017

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

With Brian Sullivan
First of all, let me fill you in on some big news; WWPD and Battlefront will be hosting the first ever Team Yankee North American Nationals on 14 July 2017! The event will take place during Historicon 2017 in Fredericksburg Virginia. So, this post serves as “save the date” for all of you that have been looking forward for a huge Team Yankee event and we will be posting a series of “Tournament Organizer” articles to keep you informed over the next few months.
We will be working with Brian Sullivan, who will be the POC from the Battlefront side of the house and I will be the POC from WWPD.
Right now, we have so many details to work out;
Points totals? Will 100 be too much? Is 80 the sweet spot?
Scoring? Do we use an alternative scoring system to have a definitive winner in 3 rounds?
Prize support? Well with Luke doing this I am sure it will be something great!
So, since we have more questions than answers right now please hold off any you have until we have firmed things up. Until we can get the event into the PEL for Historicon we will not be taking any sign-ups, so stay tuned to and we will drop more info as it becomes available.
We want to make this the biggest and best Team Yankee event ever! So come join us for “Fulda in Fredericksburg 2017!”

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Steamroller in February…

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I started to run a monthly Steamroller Tournament that requires being fully painted and based. It’s been great putting some fire under people’s asses to finally paint up their models. It also helps create a mental deadline for themselves to … Continue reading

The Portal’s World at War Tournament – December 10th 2016

Posted on February 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

So I begin by apologizing to Chris Kadish and My friend Karl, as well as the folks over at CT Valley Gamers for not getting this typed up sooner.  My laptop died a horrible death right after this tournament and then I waited for its replacement to arrive well into the new year.  After that, I had to chaperone 20 kids into NYC for a 4 day field trip….bottom line, this AAR dropped down on my list of priorities.  Moving forward however, I expect I will be a lot faster with these reports.  Since my new computer doesn’t randomly shut down and erase all I was working on.

Without Further ado….
The Portal in Manchester CT, has played host to a few FOW tournaments over the course of the past year.  and I’ve been lucky enough to attend two of them.  Chris Kadish, TO organizer and man about town, helped put this one together.  A doubles tournament with 2000 pts per team, and some restrictions on combinations. (no fortified companies for example) drew in quite a few teams.  Due to some friction over criteria for lists, a few teams from up North had to drop (when their ride decided against going.)  But we still wound up with 6 teams, and 12 players, which was more than enough to have fun moving our toys around the table.
Below, Chris, wondering why I am taking this picture.

Below: Some photos of the tournament area and some of the folks setting up.

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Episode 15

Posted on February 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

In Episode 15, Andy and Greg are back INNNNN SPAAAACE! Joined by Damion from the Hot LZ podcast, in the first segment they take a look at the background history and factions for the Dropzone/Dropfleet universe, created by Hawk Wargames. … Continue reading