Tuesday, January 24, 2012

7th Annual Ft. Lee's FOW

Greetings troops,

A couple of Saturdays ago I was able to attend this event with Steve, Luke, Dirty John and Eric Turner.  It was a doubles tournament with some different scenario rules by Ron, the tournament host.  Enjoy the pictures and then check out the information regarding the event.

Our initial battleground before our General reassigned our forces

The 1000 points of Germans I commanded

The site of our first battle ...

Dirty Jon and I placing our forces ...


Panzer IIIs in an olive grove

Panzer III's led by Dirty Jon attempting to flank ...

My Nebs and Wespe artillery line ...

Our second battle ... push the allies off the Italian beach

Pioneers moving in trucks ...

Allies digging in just off the beach ...

There was a total of 14 teams with 28 players plus 2 Army Commanding Generals.

Allied armies were commanded by Bill.  Allied armies present were 
  • US Infantry
  • US Armor Infantry
  • US Armor
  • US Glider Infantry
  • US/Canadians Special Service Forces (SSF)
  • British Infantry with Churchill's
  • French Goumiers 
  • Free Polish Infantry with Armor support.
German Commander was Steve of WWPD fame.  German units present were
  • Panzer Grenadiers
  • Grenadiers
  • Panzer Company
  • Herman Goring Division (Which I controlled infantry and artillery of this division)
  • Fallschirmjagers 
  • StuG Company
There was a total of 7 scenarios which involved the following scenerios
  • Modified No Retreat (Anzio and Mt Cassino)
  • Modified Meeting Engagement with Domination points
  • Frontline Domination
  • Cauldron
  • Dust Up
  • City fight (Not one step back)
Allied armies won 9 out of 14 games. German troops won 3 games (OUCH) and 2 games ended in draws.
German soldiers won Monte Cassino twice even with Mountaineers attacking in both rounds

After points were added up the winners of many categories were announced ...
  • Best Winning Generals; James & Jeff (Allies) w/Free Polish infantry with armor support
  • Best Losing Generals: Jen & Matt (Germans) w/PzGren and Pz Co
  • Best Painted Army: Tom (French Goumiers)
  • Best Tanker: Adam & Doug (PzGren) killed 12 tanks
  • Best Infantrymen: Luke & Eric with 11 successful infantry assaults
You can read more about this event at the following ...
Thanks to Ron and all that assisted with the scenarios and table setup. Awesome event indeed !

Be safe .... Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling.

Joe ... aka Mezz


  1. @The Angry Lurker ... any day with can hang out with friends and play Flames of War is an awesome day

  2. Looks awesome Joe, and I bet you were on of those three German wins, right?

    So what makes a "best losing general"?

    1. @ Mik ... Unfortunately Dirty Jon and I was one of the draws and lost the other. But it was good fun.

      The best losing general I believe was on the losing side but scored well.