It took us a while to think of a suitable event or similar that we could use the trophy for as we had already had one made for the World War Two competition for ValleyCon. Inspiration struck though, and I came up with the idea of having a themed, one day Flames of War competition.
The day was held on the last meeting of the club year and we called it 'Remember December'. It was also decided that we would do this each year, but the game played could change. This year was a 1000 point Mid War competition themed for Italy 1943. Everyone was creating their lists with the rule 'Be Like Nick. Don't Be A Dick'. With that in mind, most lists were not dicky. Some, however, took Tigers. :P
We had a great turn out for the day with 18 players and we were fortunate enough to have an even split of Axis and Allies meaning that all three rounds did not have any blue on blue matches. At the end of the 3 rounds, Mr Bailey had come out as the clear winner (even if he did have a Tiger and therefore was a dick) with three wins and the maximum 3000 points for the point break. Scoring was 3 points for a win, 0 for a loss and an accumulation of points values of enemy platoons destroyed.
|Win Score||Points Score||Place|
Three Highlights for me:
My first game against Shep. I had first turn, ambushed with my Shermans and killed Sheps only platoon on table (we were both two platoon tank companies) forcing him to take and fail a Company Morale test at the start of his turn one!
|Post action. 6 Shermans lit up three PzIII's with stabilised fire.|
|Shep (hands on hips) contemplates what a game looks like when it goes longer than half a turn!|
Highlight number two: Jamie Steer's excellent smoke trails for his Nebelwerfers
|As they say in German 'Woosh'.|
All in all it was a great day and I thank those that helped set it up. Next year we'll do it again!