|This is NOT where we mustered|
Luke could not make it this year, so I teamed up with Eric Riha and Sean "Throckmorton" Sarah for festivities. Eric and I got there fairly early in the afternoon and got right down to a one-on-one teaching game of Eclipse.
|Why did I teach him this game? I'm an idiot.|
|Riha ALREADY catching me cheating.|
Battlefoam Christmas Sale, I picked up two really good foam trays that fit all my stuff and more.
Team Throckmorton showed up and The Gobel Brothers did a great job of setting up two big fleets for everyone to play with. The Imperials started off with some fury, but Grand Moff Ben could not get Riha and Lauterbach to do anything worthwhile. The Rebels put the smackdown on the Empire, making Muster safe for all attendees.
|The Axis of Eric sucked at X-Wing. One is drunk, the other gives about 0 f**ks.|
|My final Desperate Measures list.|
On Saturday, we all got up a little tired and got ready for the Flames of War tournament. It seems to me that this event is growing every single year. This time, we almost ran out of space! I think we ended up with 20 or 22 players. Bob Everson ran an excellent tournament, and fun was had by everyone
|This is the first table I played on. I already forgot the mission. Free-for-All?|
|Jon was my opponent. Super nice guy.|
For my list, I found that Rudel was very, very nice. He came in and blew stuff up on a regular basis. I found that even the threat of Rudel was a great advantage. I managed to put out a whole platoon of Panthers with Rudel basically all by himself.
In my 3-4 against Riha, I could not find a way to engage SU-100s and IS-2s individually with the Jagdpanthers, which I think I could have won. I made a tactical error in not using the smoke to effectively separate them - something I will correct in future play.
|Ben putting the smackdown on someone.|
|Throck lurks in the background, ready to strike!|