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...
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...
The Battle Bunker store in Northcote
Ok, now on to the photo's!
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.
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.
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
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