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.