Monday, 30 September 2013

Star Wars trench run at Derby

Some guys did this for a demo game at Derby of the Star Wars trench run.

Very cool to see the trench run done at this scale.  The models looked nice as well.

Stay on Target!

They are all over me!

Derby 2013

My first every solo first place at a wargaming comp!

I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked of the comp, all the games went for almost the whole 3 1/4 hours. Last weekend the Central London team got the band back together for the team competition at Derby.  Our team name was To Mediocrity and Beyond!

having seen the runners and riders in my pool, I wasn't feeling too confident.

I had brought my Louis XIV French with me and the pool was almost exclusively foot armies.

There was 1 ottoman Turk army, 2 Swedish, 4 League of Ausberg and 2 or three Later Autrians.

The French rocked up and threw quite a few people as they were expecting the impact foot option of the army rather than the 15 dragoon, 4 determined horse option that I brought.

I decided to go for a almost completely mounted/fast moving army after Britcon which was all foot.

The end result

1st place!

I didn't get to take as many photos as I would have liked, was too busy with the games.

Taking the mounted option against a heavy foot army is a lot of work, dancing around sniping and forcing the opponent to give you an opening.  My army did get mauled in getting the wins, but they got there in the end.

Game 1 vs Ottoman Turks 16 - 9 win
Game 2 vs Later Swedish 17 - 8 win
Game 3 vs League of Ausburg 18 - 7 win
Game 4 vs Later Swedish 15 - 5 win

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Derby 2013

Derby 2013 is coming up soon and I need to work out and army, they are due in the 16th....

I'm in the  later period, Duty and Glory armies, 1660-1668, plus later Turks and Cossacks.


Lisbon ITC

Slightly late post but last weekend I was in Lisbon for the FogAM ITC team completion as part of the barbarian team.  Next year it will be held in Rome!

Our team ended up 2nd from bottom, which is the same as last year, so,,at least we didn't get any worse.  

Was my first time playing the fog2 rules at a comp, I only had one practice game before, so,, there were lots of little tricks that I didn't know.

I eded up with a big win, a big loss, a draw (17-17) and a loosing draw.

I got the big win vs Portugal 2, the draw vs France 2, the big loss to England 1 and the loosing ear to USA 1.  

I was in the medieval pool with my early Hungarians.

Here are the results

France 1: 328
GB 2: 305
Italy: 298
Portugal 1: 277
USA 2: 274
GB 1: 254
USA 1: 208
France 2: 207
Barbarians: 191
Portugal 2: 178

Congratulations to the French.

Pool winners were:
Period 1: Graham Briggs
Period 2: Eduard Gatereaux
Period 3: Guy Daubaugnan
Period 4: David Fairhurst

Here are the runners and riders

ITC 2013 Runners and Riders

Period 1 – Republican Rome Theme, 900 pts
Period 2 – Elephant Theme, 850 pts
Period 3 – Mongol Theme, 800 pts
Period 4 – Early Medieval Europe, 900 pts

GB 1
1 Richard Jeffrey-Cook Late Republican Rome
2 David Bannister Tibetan
3 Richard Collins Early Lithuanian, 1250 AD
4 Dave Ruddock Feudal Navarrese, 1070 AD

US 1
1 Chris Johnston Early Successor Macedon
2 Hilton McManus Indo-Greek
3 Matt Iverson Song Chinese, 1250 AD
4 Bob Rioux Later Sicilian, 1299 AD

1 Jose Manuel Martins Later Carthage—Hannibal in Italy
2 Paulo Barreiro Medieval Burmese
3 Miguel Mata Mongol Conquest
4 Simon LeRay-Meyer Early Hungarian

1 Francesco Berucci Later Macedon
2 Massimiliano Martellacci Sui Chinese / Early Tang
3 Stefano D'Addino Song Chinese
4 Carmelo Andrea Lo Moro Early Medieval German

US 2
1 Walt Burgoyne Later Repubican Roman, 81 BC
2 Rob Smith Indo-Greek, 150 BC
3 Graham Unger Song Chinese, 1275 AD
4 Dannie Martz Sr HYW English Continental, 1320 AD

FR 1
1 Hubert Bretagne Later Macedon
2 Edward Gerardeaux Nan Zhao, 800
3 Guy Daubagnan Mameluk Egyptian, 1261 AD
4 Christophe Sciangula Early Hungarian, 1199 AD

FR 2
1 Jacques Destremau Pontic, 85 BC
2 Anthony Leroy Maurayas, Classical Indian, 300 BC
3 Patrice Caillon Koryo Korean, 1200 AD
4 Jean-Yves Cassas Early Hungarian, 1100 AD

GB 2
1 Graham Briggs Early Successor Antigonas Gonatas, 270 BC
2 Lynda Fairhurst Medieval Indonesian/Malay, 1436 AD
3 Terry Shaw Early Teutonic Knights, 1220 AD
4 David Fairhurst Later Anglo-Irish, 1328 AD

PT 1
1 Ricardo Simas Later Republican Roman
2 Jorge Martins Indo-Greek
3 Gonçalo Costa Xi Xia, 1201 AD
4 Marco Quinta Feudal Catalan, 1320

PT 2
1 Joao Especial Early Successor, Ptolmey 217 BC
2 Orlando Almeida Indo Greek, 175 BC
3 Fernando Sousa Early Teutonic Knights, 1241 AD
4 João Costa Latin Greece, 1310