In the first round I faced off against Sam and his Soviet Mixed Tankovy in Counterattack.
|My reserves arrived on the first turn and mowed down Sam's leading infantry unit as they approached the Objective.|
|The Henschel 129s did some serious work against Sam's light armor, knocking many of them out and keeping them from being very effective.|
|The KV-1s, however, would charge forward and run down my Nebelwerfers!|
In the second round I would battle Emiliano and his US Armored Company in Hasty Attack.
|Emiliano's Priest Battery arrived early, but the Henschels repeatedly harassed them.|
|The small nature of the US force and the piece-meal way in which they arrived on the board allowed me to engage them one unit at a time, leading to a pretty uphill battle for the Americans.|
|The open board didn't help them either and my Panzergrenadiers head for the US mortar position.|
Round three would see me engaged with Chris and his British Crusader Squadron in Breakthrough.
|Chris' Crusaders would make mad dash into the back corner of the board, perhaps to camp my Reserves, but it was a strange choice to me. His Carrier patrols swung around the oasis but were met by Marders.|
|The Crusaders and Motor Platoons eventually turned towards the Objectives, but the Ferdinand was in position to engage them after knocking out the Grants.|
|My Panzergrenadiers arrived on Chris' flank and caught the attention of several of his units. They would be destroyed eventually, but tied down a unit of tanks and both Motor Platoons.|
Three victories and a nearly perfect score was enough to get me a big win, my first tournament win in a very long time. I would win the new German D-Day book and card sets for my trouble.