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Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report

Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report
held 7 - 8 January 2013.

The 2013 Brighton Bash took place last weekend; the second to be held by the Brighton Warlord’s in their home venue of the King and Queen Pub, Brighton.  With thirty six players, some travelling from Belgium, Ireland and even as far as New Zealand and Australia, the hall was packed to capacity for a weekend of hard fought battles.

Left: The second round underway.
The Brighton Bash splits the players into Axis and Allied sides throughout the weekend so there is no Blue on Blue engagements.
 
Players took part in five games, having to play the usual Flames Of War missions (No Retreat, Breakthrough, Fighting Withdrawal, Counter-Attack and Dust Up) over diverse landscapes including tight French hedgerows, Dutch Polder, V1 launch sites in Belgium and the snow cover landscape of the Ardennes and Eastern Europe.


Right: The V1 Facility, kit bashed from polystyrene, old spures and two Open Fire V1 Kits.
Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report
Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report The standard of player was excellent and left myself and fellow organisers plenty of time to wander the hall and digest the new Market Garden books. More than a few players could not decide who to give their most sporting to and ticked all five boxes. Similarly, the standard of painting was very good and made the judges lives exceptionally difficult in producing a shortlist of three for players to vote on; so much so we added a fourth!

Left: A.J.’s US Armour advances in the face of Panzer Lehr in the Dutch Polder.

The final results were:

Best Allied General
Steve Charlton
1st Airborne Parachute Company (A Bridge Too Far).

Best Axis General
David Payne
Panzer Lehr Panzerkompanie (Earth and Steel).

Best Presented Army
Peter Entwistle
Panzer Lehr Panzergrenadierkompanie (Earth and Steel) with ten player votes.

Steve Charlton (9 votes), Sam Steet (8 votes) and Graham Klaka (7 votes) were also shortlisted.

Right: Sam Street's Panzer Lehr in action somewhere in Normandy.

Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report
Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report Best Sporting
Robert Pearce
Kampfgruppe Bake (Grey Wolf), with three of his opponents ranking him as most sporting. 

Gav Duck, Ben Davey, Jon “Skip” Skipper, Tim Harris and Ulick O’Sullivan all received two votes.

Many thanks to Battlefront for prize sponsorship.

Left: The war sweeps through a small Italian town in the valleys.
The Final Standings
Axis
Name
Total
David Payne 59
Matt Booth
55
Craig Cameron
54
Sam Street
53
Tony Bellew
48
Phil Chappell
46
Alan Huyton
45
Ulick O'Sullivan
43
Simon Oakley
42
Dave Madigan
40
Robert Pearce
40
Mike Klaka
38
Tom Warburton
38
Peter Entwistle
37
Rhandolph Stearman
35
Graham Klaka
33
Will Burns 22
Stuart Knox
20
Allied
Name
Total
Steve Charlton
94
Paul Frith
82
Robin Spence
81
Tim Harris
78
Polish Tom
74
Ben Davy
73
Paul Austen
69
Graham Willmott
64
Roger Comber
60
Joe Connolly
56
Adam Cox
55
Charlie Culver
54
Jay Mercer
46
Greg Marshall
46
Jon Skipper
38
Brain McKenzie
37
Gav Duck
34
A.J. Antilles
2
Below: Robin and Peter clash in the Ardennes.
Below: The last game of Day One: Fighting Withdrawal to the bar!
Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report
Brighton Bash 2013 Event Report


Last Updated On Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront