This was a fantastic weekend with the Breakthrough Assault guys down on the south coast. Justin 'the troll' and I represented the Guildford Games Club, with Justin taking his Jumbo-tastic 7th AD and I took the Random Panzerkampfgroupe.
Despite having some issues with the venue, the weekend was a great one, with everybody in a good mood, playing great games of Flames of War.
I've left my notepad with the names of all my opponents at work - Doh'! I'll update this with them om Monday.
First game was a hard fought Breakthrough defending against Robin Spence's 7th AD, complete with Patton. I deployed aggressively to keep my lines of sight to his deployment, in order to prevent his spearhead. This caused Robin no end of grief with his deployment choices.
I ended up failing a tank terror to contest an objective, so ended up losing 9-12.
Second game was against Mike 'Santa' Klaka, with his Faust welding nutjobs (FJ's), and the Dust-up mission. Here, I made the most stupid mistake I've ever made in flames of war. Having always played red vs blue outside of tournaments, I was so used to seeing 88mm Flak 36's turn any tank they shot at inside out, I was so disturbed by them I desperately tried to double my panthers between two woods out of sight - although my concern at the pop-up nutjobs that they didn't quite make it, and a third of my army died for no reason.
I could have just turned the panther to face, and bounced the shots. Live and learn.
Another loss 5-16.
Game three was defending in a fighting withdrawal against Ben Cains American Armoured, in a very hedgy board. Highlights included Staff Sergeant Lafayette Pool bogging on a hedge for almost the entire game.
Ben's luck was fairly atrocious, and I almost got the company break, but we ran out of turns. A 16-5 win!
The last game was against none-other than Winner Dave's t34's horde in a free for all.
As covered by his review, I made some more reckless moves, throwing it all at the wall and seeing what would stick - by this point I just wanted to have some fun. If you've listened to the 'beyond the foxholes', I moved the Flak 88's to try and cover more angles - they were masked from where they deployed.
A 1-20 loss, but a really fun game - thanks Dave!
Thanks to Ben and all involved for such a fun weekend - the atmosphere was light and everyone just had fun. Really looking forward to next year - Justin had a great weekend, and was in the running for a trophy right up till the end, which is a massive leap from his Corrivalry outing - Good job!
Here's the photo dump!