We met up with a bunch of bloggers, including:
Comrade James of the Man Cave!
Blue Willow of Kampfgruppe Willow
Barks of Wargaming with Barks
Millsy of Canister and Grape
Kaptain Kobold of The Stronghold Rebuilt
Trail Ape of Trail Ape's Wargames
Patch from AHPC VII
Unfortunately, many could not attend the meet up due to other commitments (like gaming!), and there were some noticeable absences from CanCon which made this year's pic a little smaller than last year.
We then caught up with some old friends and lead pushers including:
John and Ian from War and Peace Games
Nic R of Eureka Models
Mike P of Battlefield Miniatures
Jimmi from Flashpoint Miniatures
|Reilly: taller than me and catching up to Comrade James too!|
|Barks with his new Norse Blood Bowl team|
Saw some nice terrain and models about the place - probably another post to follow with those as well
|Here is Comrade James' brand new 88 on the table during the BA tournament, lining up a shot on a doomed Matilda|
|The young Dick Winters with James from "the Demo Gamers"|
|Started well for me, moving up to capture the church and threaten the crossroads with a Vet squad in a corner building.This got ugly over subsequent turns as two of my squads got chewed up in there in close combat, leaving it in US hands|
|Reilly moves up paras on the other side to threaten the church|
|My Panzer IV rolls on - but Hans has to go back to Panzer school after failing to hit *anything* all game :-)|
That squad then entered the building and got pummelled into nothingness by the Sherman's HE shells
|One thing that went right for me- a flank marching Vet squad comes in from the left to disprupt the Americans, wiping our an infantry squad, a bazooka team and isolating the US Platoon Commander. Before they got wiped out themselves.|
|The exciting conclusion as the crossroads become the focal point. Alas, my last 3 infantrymen were then gunned down and Reilly won both Objectives at the end of turn 6 - a well deserved win.|
A fun two days down in Canberra with Reilly - very social catching up with lots of people. Cant help but think that there was a lack of diversity between traders though - I wanted some resin terrain and some new autumn coloured trees but such things were not on offer. Not that I went home empty handed, but I thought there was a noticeable absence of diversity of hobby accessories etc. Well, the ones I wanted anyway.
It was also two days without a brush in hand - back to the AHPC VII projects!