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2015 Eastern Canadian Flames Of War Nationals

With Dave Griffin

2015 Canadian Nationals

So, here we are again.  Another great time thanks to Louis Santerre getting everyone moving in the same direction. The Petawawa Wargaming Club spent the last couple months creating the 27 tables to be used in the tournament. Now that the hard part is over, they can play for a good long time on them. We extend our thanks to Perkins Hobby House for donating materials, time and money to make this happen.

Tables were set up on Friday evening and everything went smoothly the entire weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to come in and see a table with terrain and unit boxes to the side with glasses. The club raffled off these pieces as a fund raiser to create a nest-egg for next years nationals.Let us give a big thanks to Fandom II in Ottawa for donating those items.

We had 38 out of 46 players show up this year to test their mettle and strive for the trophy. Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. were represented by both returning and new players. 13 Americans made the not-so-long, not-so-arduous trek up to support their Northern brothers.

Personally, I flew up this year thinking to wisely bypass nosy border guards. But I found myself still explaining to Customs that I made a living letting adults play with toys soldiers. After yet another required walk around our website for the officers, I had no problem getting through the rest of the trip. 


Round One : Encounter

2015 Canadian Nationals Bernard, in true Canadian style, checked line of sight from Keith’s artillery to his coffee cup, ensuring there would be minimal damage.
Brad’s Elephants fall to Leo’s massed attacks  2015 Canadian Nationals

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I was also amazed to see the increasingly rare Sheaffer Tournament Bird, always a pleasure to see it in action.

Round Two : Breakthrough

Yves’ Americans throw everything they have at Chris’ Tigers, but they stand their ground and dominate the middle of the table for the rest of the match. 2015 Canadian Nationals

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Denis tries to get his NZ Infantry under covers before Bernards Panthers arrive on the scene.

Round Three : No Retreat

Joe Clemens last STuG holds off Dennis Campbell’s New Zealanders, smashing attack after attack.

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 2015 Canadian Nationals James Huff’s British crest a hill in front of  Dana’s Finns.
Jesse Shaeffer attempts to overwhelm BJ’s defenses by giving him too many tanks to shoot at.  2015 Canadian Nationals

2015 Canadian Nationals From left to right:
William Shoemaker
Jeff Mayo
Joseph Clemens
Chris Johnson                                                             
The rest of the guys including Al Edel, Jesse Schaeffer, Kurt Reese, Brad Sainbury, Phil Messier, David Yllanes and Keith Gilmour 2015 Canadian Nationals
2015 Canadian Nationals Kevin’s Tiger is swarmed by BJ’s light tanks.  He called it, “swatting bugs with a hammer”
Chris Johnson and Jesse Shaeffer’s game came down to a command stand assaulting a tiger by itself after a bombardment amazingly bailed it out seconds before the assault went in. 2015 Canadian Nationals

Round Five: Hold The Line

2015 Canadian Nationals Rob Kelly’s Canadian Rams face off against Ryan Sullivan's Tigers
Chris Graham throws his Italian armor at William's heavy Panzers to no avail, all sit burning by the end of the battle. 2015 Canadian Nationals

Round Six: Free For All

2015 Canadian Nationals Bob McBride charges down the hill into William Shoemaker’s Brumbar platoon.  He swept William from the table and moved into second place.
Yves Americans ready themselves to face the Soviet horde of tanks. They held valiantly before getting swept off the table. 2015 Canadian Nationals

End Of Day One Standings:

Philip Messier
18
Al Edel
 17
David Yllanes
16
William Shoemaker  15
Darko Prodanovic  13
Lionel Colon
 13
Philip Martin
 13
Chris Johnson
 13
Jesse Sheaffer  13
Chris Graham  13
Bradley Sainsbury  12
Christian Mosan  12
Marc Viau  11
Bob McBride  11
Kurt Reese  11
Lance Mathew  11
Ryan Sullivan  11
Joseph Clemens  11
Dana Madsen  11
Keith Gilmour  10
James Huff  10
Dennis Campbell  10
Daniel Choquette  10
Jason Davis  10
Louis Santerre
 10
Brenden Brown
 10
Yves Mauris
 9
Bernard Holmok
 9
Ben Crick
9
Jeffery Mayo  9
Robert Kelly
 6
Christian Caron
 6
Kevin Kwok
 6
BJ Lamure
 6
Matthew MacKenzie
 5
Dean Marquis
 5
Andrew Buchan
 5
Andrew Tripple
3

Final Standings:

Philip Messier
39.2
Bob McBride
 34.8
Darko Prodanovic 31.4
David Yllanes
 31
Chris Johnson
 31
Kurt Reese  31
Keith Gilmour
 30.8
Al Edel
 30
William Shoemaker
 30
Lance Mathew
 29.8
Jesse Sheaffer
 29.8
James Huff
 29
Lionel Colon
 28.6
Philip Martin  28
Chris Graham
 28
Bradley Sainsbury
 27.8
Marc Viau  27
Brenden Brown
 27
Ryan Sullivan
 26.8
Dennis Campbell
 26
Yves Maurais
 25.8
Matthew MacKenzie
 25.8
Joseph Clemens  25
Daniel Choquette
 24.8
Bernard Holmok
 24.8
Dana Madsen
 24.8
Ben Crick  24.8
Jason Davis  24
Christian Mosain  24
Christian Caron
 24
Louis Santerre
 22.8
Dean Marquis
 22.8
Jeffery Mayo
 22.4
Robert Kelly
 21
Kevin Kwok
 21
Andrew Tripple  19.8
BJ Lamure
 18
Andrew Buchan
17.6

 
The Winners

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Champion
Phillip Messier

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 2nd Place
Bob McBride

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Sportsman
Christian Caron

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Best Painted
James Huff


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Once again, thank you so much to our two sponsoring stores: 

Perkins Hobby House
56 Mohns Ave.
Petawawa, Ontario
CANADA, K8H 2G9
613-687-6394                                            
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 2015 Canadian Nationals Fandom II 
162 Laurier Ave West              
Ottawa, Ontario
CANADA, K1P 5J4
613-236-2972
~ Dave.  


Last Updated On Friday, September 11, 2015 by George at Battlefront