Monday, 4 July 2011

"Breakout" min campaign/tournament results

Hi guys, Blackwolf here with a quick report and heaps of photo's from a small one day mini-campaign/tournament that we ran over the weekend.

In conjunction with the Western Suburbs Wargames Association, we at Bunker3030 decided to dip our feet into the fun looking pool that is tournament organization! We wanted to make it a little different too, so we added a campaign element based on Operation Goodwood, once again pitting the Allies in a desperate struggle to take Caen from the Germans.

The campaign element featured a map of Operation Goodwood with three 'axis of attack'. With six players per side, two from each side would fight on each axis, with the results determining if the Allies would push on, or if the Germans were able to hold their ground. Players were swapped between each axis so no one played each other twice.

By the end, history repeated, with the Allies romping home, encircling and capturing Caen, as the Germans withdrew, battered and beaten.
Following are the player results for the day, including prize winners...

Alignment, Name, VPs, Platoons Killed, Platoons Lost, Game Turns

1st- A- Andrew Oates / 17 / 30 / 1 /24 - British Guards Rifle - BEST ALLIED GENERAL
2nd- A- Tyler Jefferson / 17 / 15 / 1 / 13 - Canadian 4th Armoured - 2ND ALLIED GENERAL
3rd- G- Adrian Stacey / 13 / 13 / 3 / 16 - German Panzer - BEST GERMAN GENERAL
4th- A- Wal Spivak / 13 / 12 / 6 / 12 - US 3rd Armoured - 3RD ALLIED GENERAL
5th- G- Matt Eaton / 12 / 12 / 8 / 25 - German 2nd SS PzGrenadier - 2ND GERMAN GENERAL
6th- A- Django Upton / 12 / 9 / 3 / 21 - US 82nd Airbourne
7th- A- Alex Frang / 10 / 13 / 3 / 22 - US 2nd Armoured
8th- G -Robin Furniss / 9 / 3 / 11 / 14 - German Panzer - BEST PRESENTED
9th- A- Charles Tricker / 7 / 5 / 8 / 20 - British Guards Armoured
10th- G- Leigh Avery / 7 / 5 / 9 / 16 - German 101st Schwere SS Panzer - 3RD GERMAN GENERAL
11th- G- Ange Angelos / 6 / 1 / 10 / 24 - German 6th Fallschirmjager - 2ND BEST PRESENTED
12th- G- Liam Carey / 3 / 0 / 8 / 17 - German 6th Fallschirmjager

Congratulations to all the winners. And just a note regarding Andrew and Tyler, both players only lost one platoon each for the whole day, well done boys, that's a great effort.

Here's what the boys won...
Best Allied and Best German Generals both won trophies and $40 gift vouchers to the Battle Bunker store.
2nd best Allied and German Generals both won $40 gift vouchers to the Battle Bunker store.
3rd best Allied and German Generals both won a Plastic Soldier Company kit, with the Allied player receiving the 15mm T-34 box, and the German player receiving the 15mm Panzer IV box.
Best Presented won a trophy and a Battlefront Plastic Bases: Urban Rubble kit.
2nd best presented won a Battlefront Plastic Bases: Urban Rubble kit.

So, out of 12 players, 8 walked away with loot! Of course, we could not have done this without the help of some great sponsors. So we at Bunker3030 would like to thank...

Ok, now on to the photo's!

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

Table 5

Table 4

Table 6

Table 7

FJ's defending a village

A new meaning for "Field" Artillery?

Halftracks spot the ambushing 6 pounders

Andrew and his big template

US Para's massing for a push

Germans on a scenic drive

US infantry horde vs elite German infantry, who were able to hold off the US attack

The halftracks are ambushed!

British and German tanks dueling it out

The Para's brought their big guns

Charles and Adrian slugging it out

A beautiful ME109

Every German tankers nightmare


The Canadian tank horde

Tyler and Liam going at it

Another shot of the Canadian Armoured Squadron

One of Adrian's awesome StuG's

Leigh's SS camo canvas covers, awesome!

Robin's army. He won best presented.

Burning StuG's

The view from the FJ's perspective

The US try hard to push back the FJ's

Wal and Matt

US armor attacking the 'Cauldron'

Andrew and Ange. Judging by Ange's look, its not going too well ;)

Adrian and Tyler

Charles vs Robin

Andrew's artillery, impressive.

Alex's artillery

The Panthers about to open fire, I wouldn't want to be a Sherman right now.


M10's using cover to good advantage

Alex and Leigh, who's doing his best "Nasty SS dude" impression

SS-Tigers cover the open ground


More Tigers

US Shermans charge into town

Battle at the crossroads

Our overall winner Andrew. Why he has his hand up a rats arse I'm not sure ;)

The British front line

T.O. Griddon (left) chatting it up with happy campers

Ange is looking concerned

Django in action

Adrian informing Alex that he's the number 1 German player... and he's right!

US armor charge down a flank

the 88's are looking the wrong way!

The Canadian armoured version of 'Line Dancing'

These Germans aren't going to give up that wrecked Sherman without a fight

Panthers lurking in the fields

An FJ PaK front

German armour racing down a flank

21st Panzer vs 82nd Airbourne

Liam and Wal

Matt and Andrew


  1. Awesome day! Well done with the photos Mat. Table 1 was looking freaking sweet too. Gotta get me a game on that soon.

    Thanks again to all who turned up and to the sponsors.

  2. Looks like an awesome day...can't wait to get my army up and running and playing some games!

  3. thanks for the report, the tables, idea and models are fantastic and very inspirational for other clubs.
    As a debriefing and based on hindsight, in the context of organizing such an event, could you share:
    a) what went well?
    b) what you'd improve/change next time?
    really, really nice.

  4. Braxen, I reckon that is possible. Maybe another brief post on the subject later this week. We want to run another event this year and repeat Breakout next year and we learnt some valuable lessons.