First a few photos of the event. BattleCry is a collection of many game systems and it was good to see such a variety. Sadly, I was too busy to take any photos other than some quick snaps from my game table!
Anyway, my first game was against Mark Darling's French cavalry tanks. This wasn't going to be easy!
|The table. As you can see I tried to out maneuver French cavalry tanks. If they were slow, it might have worked, though I'm still not sure what the plan was going to be if I had given the Somuas the slip!|
|Not all was grim, as one of the French field guns bagged an H-35 (the only thing I killed all game!) I ended this game with a 1-6 loss, but despite that I had an excellent game with Mark!|
|Game 2: Wayne's Gebirgsjager in Breakthrough, another of my favorite missions.|
|The 75s spent the game in a deadly dual with an infantry platoon in the village, however the German light mortar wrought havoc on the gunners!|
|The Heavy Section goes to war! and promptly dies. I'm not sure it actually killed anything in all three games!|
|The Defile of Death! I thought, wrongly it turned out, that 3x .5"MGs, 4x Boys ATRs, a Breda 20mm, and about a dozen regular MG shots should be able to handle three PaK38s...|
|In the end the trucks were culled by a withering fire, so I refocused them on the Panzer IVs with a bit more success!|
|Once again, the French infantry had to mop up, finally knocking out the anti-tank guns.|
|The table was packed with a loose village, festooned with Greek machine-guns and anti-tank guns. Three L3s and five carriers lurked on either flank.|
|I decided to stay well away from the carriers and learning from game 1, I focused all my firepower on one flank.|
|I systematically eliminated the Greek platoons in the village, knocking out an HMG platoon and an AA platoon. However, time was running out!|
So that was it! Two losses and a win. Kyran's and my little team ended up at the bottom of the back, but I'd just like to point out that the LRDG scored 8VPs while the Matildas scored 6... just say'n! ;)
Thanks to all of my opponents, I had an excellent time! Thanks to Gav for running the event, my first EW tournament I realised on the way home! With a little more practice and perhaps shifing the force to focus on the French (Fearless versus Confident), perhaps I'll bring them along again next year!
Thanks for reading!