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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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…
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…
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…
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…
Modele służą do grania / Models are for playing games
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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 …
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…..you 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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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
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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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….
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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