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2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report

2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War
Masters Tournament Report

with Russell Briant

Congratulations to Stephen Hill from Tauranga who emerged from the pack to decisively win the fifth annual Flames of War Masters Tournament held in Wellington on 1 - 2 December 2012.
The Combatants
2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report
Final Standings
Final Name
Generalship Points % of Maximum Points Total
Army
Source Book
1
Steve Hill
32
94% German SS Panzergrenadierkompanie Earth & Steel
2
Nick Garden
25
83% Romanian Vanatori Motorizata
Red Bear
3
Craig Courtis
22
79%
Hungarian Motorised Infantry
Grey Wlof
4
Robert Torrance
21
77%
Soviet Heavy Self-propelled Artillery Regiment
Red Bear
5=
Steve Chambers
22
76% Soviet Motostrelkovy
Red Bear
5=
Bede Bailey
20
76% US 4th Armored Division
Blood, Guts, & Glory
7=
Bob Pearce
19
74%
US Light Tank Company
Devil's Charge
7=
Damian Tyson
19
74% Lapin Sota Finn Jääkärikonppana Lapin Sota PDF
7=
Chris Pooch
19
74% Irish Guards
Hell's Highway
7=
Brian Trott
21
74% British 8th Armoured Divison Lorried Rifle Company
Turning Turn
11
Tim Ward
15
68% Hungarian Tank Company
Grey Wolf
12
Rob Shirley
14
67%
German Feldherrnhalle Panzergrenadierkompanie Grey Wolf
The tournament was a 1750 Late-war event with a standard seven point split per game and a 5, 3, 0 sportsmanship score.
First Overall
Steve Hill

Second Overall
Nick Garden

Third Overall
Craig Courtis (right) with Steve Chambers (left).

2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report
Missions played were:
Day One
Round 1: Hasty Attack (Mobile Battle).    
Round 2: Free-For-All (Fair Fight).    
Round 3: No Retreat (Defensive Battle).
Day Two
Round 4: Breakthrough (Mobile Battle).
Round 5: Fighting Withdrawal (Defensive Battle).    
Round 6: Encounter (Fair Fight).
2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report

The range of armies, books they came from and nationalities was diverse with two each from Germany, Hungary, Britain, US, Soviet Union and one each from Romania and Finland.

2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report

The games were played in a good spirit and the fickle nature of dice was mostly taken phlegmatic calm, as befits residents of a country from the former British Empire. Players kept to the tight timetable and by and large, being Masters players after all, left the umpire in peace to paint a new army.

2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report
Steve Hill notably dropped just four Generalship points over the weekend, with runner-up, Nick Garden, inflicting his only loss in a close 3-4 result. The ability for Barkmann to return to the table very quickly after losing his first Panther assisted Steve in a number of his games.
2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report 2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report

A congratulatory note for their 2012 convention performances should also be made of the following five players who for various reasons were unable to take up the 2012 Masters invitation; Mike Haycock, Tony Vodanovich, Simon McBeth, Daniel Maguire, Paul Mouncey.

Well done to all the players.

~ Russell.

2012 New Zealand Flames Of War Masters Tournament Report


Last Updated On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront