Sunday, October 12, 2014
Operation Cromwell V
The fifth annual FOW completion organised by Camp Cromwell was run this weekend at the Battery Point Community Hall. The format was as last year, a pairs completion, all blue on red with 4 Axis teams fighting 4 Allied teams. Each team played each of the enemy teams once on each of the 4 tables, each table having a different scenario. Each team had 2 coys totalling 2500 pts in the Tunisian campaign from the book North Afrika. The 8 teams included players from Camp Cromwell, Kingston Bunker Rats & the Launceston Gaming Club.
Last year the Germans won most of their battles, but this year the boot was on the other foot with the Allies on top. Nevertheless, the battles were all good fights, often much closer than the VP score would indicate. The large discrepancy in total VPs between Axis & Allies was largely due to the spectacular lack of success of team Warzen Und Alle. The 4 allied teams were separated by only 5 VP's and 3 of the Axis teams were separated by only 2 VPs.