I started my first competition at Cancon 2011 on Saturday and finished the DBMM v2.0 competition today. I didn’t win. However, that is not important. I had a really good time playing wargames with people who were friendly and helpful to me, the newbie.
I have played four games over the last two days. Each game lasted about 3 hours 45 minutes and I will post after action reports later on each of the games.
In the meantime, I would like to thank Dave Turned, Zac Russell, Dave Quilty and Rod Somerville for being helpful and friendly as opponents.
My results over the two days were:
|Dave Turner||Book II, List 73 Old Saxon, Frisian, Bavarian, Thuringian||23:2 Win||Dave was a true gentleman and was a little unlucky with some of the results. I learned that Kn(F) are tough|
|Zac Russell||Book II, List 80 Hunnic||6:19 Loss||Zac helped with me learning some of the mechanics of moving Irregular mounted knights.|
|Dave Quilty||Book I, List 22 New Kingdome Egyptian||19:6 Win||Dave suffered from some good dice rolling on my side – I managed to roll 4 sixes in a row in the centre where it mattered|
|Rod Somerville||Book II, List 32 Later Carthaginian||1:24 Loss||A game where we each expected to do well and did badly and where we expected to do badly, did well!|
Overall, it was a great two days and I thank each of my opponents for the pleasant games (and in Dave Quilty’s case, the coffee).
I should note that there were 21 competitors and I finished 11th – behind 10 and in front of 10. My opponents included the eventual second place winner and the eventual fourth place getter. My final score was 49/100 – the same score that Dave Turned finished on – so as you can see, I was not hiding behind weak players.
If I can arrange it, I will be back next year, but before that, I have a DBA competition of six games later today.