Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September FOW Tournament at CUBE

Mirek and I have recently attended a local FOW tournament at Cube. With 12 attendees it was probably the biggest such event yet—getting local FOW players together in numbers is not unlike herding cats at times. There were 2 British, 1 American, 1 Soviet, 1 Finish, and 7 German lists present (the Finns were mine and Mirek brough his Germans). The tournament consisted of three 1500-point games around 110 minutes each with randomly selected scenarios, and Encounter, Breakthrough, and Cauldron, respectively, were selected.

Mirek: It was the biggest FOW tournament I've attended so far. The 1500-point limit was quite a problem for me. I really wanted to use my recently-painted Panzerpioniers, so I have to make odd shifts in my roster (which unfortunately turned out to be illegal - I wrongly assumed that the SS-Heavy Platoon can be a core combat platoon... sorry guys). All in all, it was fun to play, and I learnt much from my opponents (thanks!). In the last battle I had a chance to attack in the cauldron scenario for the first time. Yes you guessed correctly... It was a disaster ;)

Kondziu: I guess I don't know how to use my 1500 point Panssari list. As an effect my performance in the games was far from stellar and I barely secured two draws—one with Mirek in the first game and one in the last game—and one most heinously ignominious defeat... which at least gave me lots of time to trawl about the tables and take pictures of everyone playing. Though pictures of mine and my opponent's stuff are missing because we already cleaned up. That all came out too negative-sounding, I actually had lots of fun playing.

Post and Photos by Kondziu

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