Adepticon Follow Up

Posted: April 5, 2011 in Flames of War, German, Tournament
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I’m now back from Chicago and I had quite the weekend.


  • was just the registration and a chance to check out the vendor area.


– Friday was the EW tournament with my 1st Panzer Division

  • My first game was against a French Fusiliers company and I was attacking in Encounter. I rushed 9 tanks down the left flank and pumped a lot of MG fire into the infantry and gun teams before they had an opportunity to dig in or see reserves show up. I let my trucked Pioneers get hit by some mortar fire and lost that platoon, making the final results 5-2.
  • The second game was tough, I attacked in fighting Withdrawal against a British rifle company ( with one rifle platoon, 1 Matilda Platoon, a French tank platoon, and a nasty 2 pdr platoon.  With the 2 pdr platoon in ambush I took a nasty two turns of shooting and decided flip to the other side of the table until the 2pdrs were pulled off the table. I did manage to take out the three French tanks with my Panzer II’s before having to hide with my remaining tanks. As my infantry moved up closer I and began to draw close to the infantry platoon but I failed a Storm trooper to force the Matilda’s to be within 10″ next turn and left me vulnerable to assault by his infantry. His next turn he did assault me with his infantry but only managed 1 hit, with my pioneers counter assaulting I managed significantly more hits, I would eventually fail a motivate but the assault but us both below half. I managed to pass my moral check but he failed his – choosing not to us his Company commander.  This lead to a turn 8 company moral check that he would fail resulting in a 4-3 win for me (the Matildas would eventually break my pioneers).
  • My last game of the day was cauldron, against a French Recce Tank company (which is mechanized and had no infantry). The table we played on had a massive cathedral in the center of the table – I had mentioned to Watts  that I hope I dont play on that table – anyway he was pissed off about but put the objectives inside the building (again remember he has no infantry). He put his only platoon on one side of the building and I was luck to roll 5 and 6 – now because the size of the building I was deployed on the otherside of the building out of LOS and 4 inches already contesting the objectives. Also my deployment was such that his immediate ambush was totally out of LOS of me. He was really unhappy about the situation and was very vocal about it. His first 3 turns he did nothing, not even shoot me as I pilled in cathedral with my Pioneers. I spent my first two turns getting the pioneers into the building then on my turn three assault with out moving ( I managed to make contact with all but 2 tanks (I think it was 6 of 8 in two platoons).  The results basically were, I killed all but his company command tank at which point he packed up and left, 6 – 1 for me.  This one was unfortunate and was a soured win but the opponent was offered a chance for us to move to another table and he declined.

The Final Resuls were:

And I ended up winning a $100 gift card from Battle Foam (who make the FoW bag that I have) First place won a painted French Tank company. I used the gift card to pick up some extra inserts for my bag as well as a new small case (PACK MINI) which is great.

  • I also picked up some Imperial Roman Auxillary Cavalry and commanders, which I’ll post pictures of on their own.
  • I picked up the FoW tokens for my 1SSF.
  • I bought the starting pieces of my new Bloodbowl team.


– This was the MW 900 point tournament which I used a Panzer Grenadier company.

  • My first Games was against an American rifle company in Encounter. This game came down too me using my mobility and heavy armor to control both flanks and slowly control my opponents deployment zones and not allowing his reserves to get a chance to dig in.  I made a platoon moral (need to use my CC) and managed to pull a 6-1 via company break.
  • My second game was against a massive Soviet tank company, and the winner of the previous days tournament, I knew this would be a tough game. The Soviet force had 4 platoons – 8ish T-70s, 6ish Matildas, 4 BA-10s and 3 Kv-1e – mostly fearless conscript .  Two of the objectives ended up in forests and one in a river. I had my infantry holed up in the woods and my Kv-1e contesting an objective, with he two Brumbars in Ambush. Was a tight game and really enjoyable. He came right after my infantry on two flanks and kept the Matildas in the middle trying to scare the flanks my Brums. I managed to ward him off enough combined with enough bogs to hold on Dispite the KV’s assaulting me repeatedly the fact that he was only hitting me on 5’s saved a lot of infantry stands. By the time it was all done I managed to keep it to another 6-1. Ian found a video in the middle of the video you can see the table I had played on (and a bit of me discussing the game with my opponent)
  • My third and last game was against my second opponent from the day before. This time he had an American rifle company and I was defending in Cauldron. It was an Urban table and the match was extremely hard fought. I essential spent my turns doing next to nothing just going to ground and doing my best to keep my men alive and trying not to get pinned. There was little exciting moments but the game went 12 turns on the last turn I had set up to prevent a last dangerous assault and then we called because we were 15minutes over time at that point. I had lost my recce and the brumms making the final a 4-3.

The final results were

!!! I managed to hang on for the tournament win (and  my opponent in the last game won second place) they way they do prizes is starting with best overall, the play comes up ans selects their prize. I my case there was another painted army as a prize and I knew it would be crazy to select anything but the army (even though I wanted some T-34s) it is and SS Panzer Grenadier Company box, including a Tiger, two Sturm tigers, and a 150mm Battery. I’ll post some pictures later.

After the tournament a couple of us sat down and played some Infinity a relatively new skirmish sci-fi game.

Later that night Watts wanted to cram some more Bloodbowl in so I slapped together my new Khemri team and the dice gods were with me.

My weekend results were 7-0 – hard not to say I had a great weekend.


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