At Cancon in January, you were asked to complete a survey with a view to taking the results and improving the experience. We had a response rate of ~68%, which is pretty good for any survey. Thank you all to those who submitted a survey and sent me additional comments. Was much appreciated.
A summary of the surveys, complete results can be found on Page 2.
Late last year I had my first experience in playing 1250 point fast play tournament held at Games Cube Parramatta and it was a heap of fun. The fast play challenge starts well before the dice start rolling, the limited points and mobile missions creates a challenge for Flames of war gamers of all levels. With limited time to paint a new force, I took a guards Sherman list hoping that the unflappable and semi indirect fire special rules would make up for my usual poor rolling. For the most part it worked, but supporting Sextons and Stuarts failed to punch their weight or became useless in a fight with big cats. Resulting in a respectable 6th place, with the highlight being winning against Paul Collins Australia’s number one player, it was more luck than skill 😉
Another long weekend for Australia Day has come and gone, and so has another Cancon!
The festivities began on Friday, when 40 players attended the Australian War Memorial Technology Annex in Mitchell. Judging by the comments this was a great tour, and will remain a feature of the long weekend gaming experience at Cancon for our FoW players.
For Flames of War, there was something for everyone: The Early War tournament attracted 31 players, and Mid War saw 23 intrepid combatants battling from the Baltic to the deserts of North Africa. For the marathoners, Night Flames saw the first inclusion at Cancon of Arab-Israeli War with nine warriors facing off across the Sinai Peninsula. We also got a hit of Late War in Night Flames with 17 players battling for bragging rights (was pretty spectacular watching Brumbar’s doing donuts!)