Two weekends ago, Chris at Huzzah Hobbies ran a Flames of War – Great War tournament. (I’ve mentioned it before.) In addition to being glad for the motivation to just paint the living hell out of my stuff, it motivated me to get out and play a bunch of games (to figure out how to play the dang game): five might not seem like much (objectively, it probably isn’t), but I think it’s more games than anyone else at the store played in the ramp up.
Of course, I started out not-very-good about taking pictures, and got progressively worse as the day went on. So, I’ll pretty much just Photodump:
Game 1 was the Big Push, vs Scott. I’d built my list to Defend, but I think my unbelievably bullshit good rolling had a bigger hand in the game than anything else. That one squad repulsed something like 5 or 6 Assaults.
Game 2 was Dust Up, against Chris. I feel like I screwed up in a couple of major places during this game, but the combination of my totally BS good luck and Chris’ notoriously bad luck kept things swinging my way. In the end, though, it was a draw.
Game 3 was Encounter, against Josh (?). This was the most interesting of the three games, I think. We both ended up only fighting along one half of the board, but there was a lot of maneuver, which made for a really fun game.
In the end, I came in second, which is pretty good. I came very close to winning all three games, but I don’t feel bad about that being ‘very close’ and not ‘actually’ because so much of that was due to an unreasonably strong hot streak with the dice.
I really like the Great War version of the game (a good thing, since I now have so much of it, and painted), and I definitely feel good about the decision to start picking up stuff to play FoW in WWII (which I know is going to be Different).