With 100 FOW competitors, 550 other competitors in multiple other systems and thousands of visitors, buyers & sellers, Cancon is quite an event. Mercifully, this year the weather was kind and conditions in the big shed were quite pleasant - not the oven we had heard of in past years.
There were also a heap of shop stalls selling all things wargames.
Demo games of interest included: 6mm Napoleonics (Borodino - see pic), Hail Caesar & Black Powder Pike & Shotte.
We were also given a preview of FOW V3 by Phil Yates himself - should be at A52 this week.
Flames Of War: Team Tas Results:
John's British Armoured (EW): 4 wins, 4 losses, 31 VPs.
Leigh's Tankovy (MW): 4 wins, 4 losses, 29 VPs.
Richard's Finnish Infantry (MW): 4 wins, 4 losses, 27 VPs.
Jim's Hungarian Light Infantry (MW): 5 wins, 3 losses, 29 VPs.
In Midwar we all had a good variety of enemy armies, players and terrain. John was a little less fortunate in Early War as his opponents were Panzer in every game. We had opponents from Brisbane, Sydney, Albury/Wodonga, Melbourne & New Zealand.
The standard of play & table manners was generally very good and Team Tas all finished in a bunch near the middle of the field. The Monday Knights from Melbourne and the two Kiwis were generally a class above both in the game and in drinking capacity. One curious fact we discovered was that cm are used rather than inches only in Tasmania and Albury/Wodonga.
Detailed results for the team:
|British Armour||Soviet Tankovy||Finnish Infantry||Hungarian Light Infantry|
|Round 2||No Retreat/HTL||Panzer||Fucilieri||Strelk||Strelk|
|Round 3||Breakout||Panzer||Fucilieri||Tankovy||Aust Armour|
|Round 4||Dust Up||Panzer||Strelk||Tankovy||Grenadiers|
|Round 5||Witch's Cauldron||Panzer||US Para||Pioneer||Aust Infantry|
|Round 6||FFA||Panzer||Finn Armour||Grenadiers||Pioneers|
|Round 7||Breakthrough||Panzer||DAK Armour||Tankovy||Tankovy|
|Round 8||Fighting Withdrawal||Panzer||Grenadiers||Strelk||Strelk|