Finished at FRACAS yesterday a 600pt one-day EW-FOW tournament. Was a great day, I wasn't feeling in the best of health but still enjoyed myself. Unfortunately I forgot my camera and none of the photos I took on my phone turned out well so dont have anything to share.
there was a wide mix of armies all restricted to lists from the 3 main
EW source books with air support and TA2 not allowed. Simply put it was
amazing what some guys could squeeze into a 600pt list with a few lists
going nuts on the number of tanks. However, on balance my Gebirgsjager
list was pretty competitive particularly as my company was rated at
Confident Veteran rather than the Reluctant/Confident Trained/Conscript
that many others were running.
between Free for all (Games 1, 3 & 5) and No Retreat (Games 2 &
4) and in every case I was the defender despite all of my opponents
having infantry armies. Basic results were:
Game 1 - Loss
I basically stuffed up and decided to chance my arm and rush
my opponent. He caught my infantry in the open and my AT guns couldn't
hit a barn door let alone kill his tanks so he rolled me up pretty quick
Game 2 - Loss
Up against a lot of armour my AT Guns
and 8-Rads got taken out early and without PK or PF my infantry were
basically screwed as I couldnt hurt his tanks or even advance on them.
But I had to have a go to at least gain points and launched a couple of
suicidal assaults on his armour across open country with my infantry to
close up the result.
Game 3 - Win
This was close.
Defending my opponent had 3 Bren Gun carrier platoons that recon moved
and then double timed to one of the objectives. I only just... just...
had enough room left to deploy my AT guns in Ambush, they brewed up half
of them and bailed nearly all of the rest. I was also in position to
contest the objective and when his carriers failing to remount and my
HMG churning up his infantry the advantage swung to me. I was also very
lucky when my reserves all came on and I was able to assault
the few bailed out Bren Carriers and destroy them. This left him with
an infantry platoon and some Bofors guns. He couldnt retreat as I would
win so had to stay put while I blazed away and wiped him out.
Game 4 - Loss
Aghhh game over in 10 minutes. Playing No Retreat I spread
the objectives out instead of placing the first one in the middle of my
deployment zone. I had 2 x 8-Rads on one objective and my opponent
double timed and rushed everything he had at them, swamped me, shot me
off and then secured victory at the start of Turn 3.
Game 5 - Draw
Up against an unbalanced infantry
company I able to use superior firepower to shoot down his infantry in
the open and then rush my Recon Platoon to the rear to grab an
objective. Unfortunately he managed to kill my 8-Rads and the game
pettered out into a draw.
So one win and a draw, with one bad
loss, but otherwise a good weekend. Two more weeks to the big event
though Call to Arms 2012 in Wellington - 1750pts of LW with my Hells
Highway Fallschirmjager. Like FRACAS this event will have 30+