Saturday, December 24, 2016

2017 Team Yankee and Flames of War events in San Antonio:



2017 Team Yankee and Flames of War events in San Antonio:

Feb 25:   First San Antonio Team Yankee tournament
at Dragon’s Lair / San Antonio.  70 points.  Lists due by Feb. 18th. 

In 2017 we will again have three Flames of War San Antonio  (FoWSA) tournaments:  Early, Middle,  and Late war played in that order.

April 29th, Early FoWSA (Saturday) at Dragon’s Lair / San Antonio.
This tournament will use 3rd edition rules, because 4th edition will only have been out since March.

July 22nd Middle FoWSA ( Saturday ) at Dragon’s Lair / San Antonio.
This tournament will tentatively use 4th edition rules.  More on that when Battlefront tips their hand a little more on 4th edition.

The mid war tournament will be themed to the Stalingrad campaign, and will include at least one 3’x4’ urban table for fighting in built up areas. 
Yes, this will affect choice of lists!  But note that any category of troops will be  historical: The Germans committed a Panzer division to Stalingrad.

and Late FoWSA in September, date TBA.

For more information on all of these, watch this blog; the FoWSA facebook group and LSHM facebook group; the LSHM Yahoo Groups, and of course the LSHM newsletter. 


Sunday, July 17, 2016

FoWSA 11 flyer



FoWSA 11
You are invited to the eleventh annual Flames of War San Antonio Tournament, otherwise
known as FoWSA 11. This Late War tournament  (
the third FoW event in LSHM’s 2016 schedule) will be held on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016 in the Annex at  Dragon’s Lair Comics, 7959 Fredricksburg Rd # 129 San Antonio, Texas (Fredricksburg Rd and Medical Dr).

There are 20 player slots.  First lists in and approved, first served.  I will take stand-bys after that.  Please Email all lists to Ian Straus at ian.straus@att.net by noon 3 Sept. 2016 for approval.  Email lists to Ian.straus@att.net with subject line “2016 FoWSA list”.

This  Late War Tournament will cost $20.00 with a $5 discount for LSHM members who pre-register. Tournament fees will be payable on the day of event at the door. Lunch (pizza) is included in the entry fee.   On the day of the event, registration opens at 09:00 AM and play begins at 10:15 AM.  Expect play to continue until 8PM.

The Tournament will use
1420 point Armies built from the current Late War Army books and official PDF lists available on line as of 10 Aug 2016, including the Pacific War lists.   You must ask to use a PDF, there will be screening for balance.   Heroes may be used, however when a specific Hero is killed, all lists using that hero immediately lose the hero in question for that round.  (After all these guys are unique!) 

There will be 4 rounds played:
The first two rounds will use 900 point lists on half-tables (4' X 3') with each round lasting 1 hr 30 min.
The third and fourth rounds will be 1420 point battles lasting 2 hrs 30 min., with an option (up to the second player) to take 10 more minutes to finish the current turn or to end it immediately.

When composing your list, please also  create a 900 point list to be used in rounds 1 & 2. This list must be a subset of your 1420 point list and must contain at least a company HQ and 1 combat platoon. You may reduce or increase the number of squads or vehicles within a platoon up to the maximum or down to the minimum; and you may take or give up upgrades to listed equipment, in order to get as close as possible to [but not over] 900 points,  but you may not use a platoon not included in your 1420 point list.

Lists must show the player’s name, player’s city,  the book or PDF on which they are based, the company name and page number, the number and types of stands in each platoon, as well as the point costs and upgrades.  Bring copies of your list for your opponent to look at, and bring the source book or PDF.

Missions will be announced at sign-in.
Priorities in pairings in rounds 1 & 2 will be:  No repeat battles with the same opponent; pair Axis vs. Allied;  pair opponents from different cities.
Priorities of pairings in rounds 3 & 4 will be:  No repeats vs. the same opponent; pair Axis vs. Allied; Highest cumulative scores vs. highest.

Prizes will be awarded to best overall general, best Axis, and best Allied players as well as prizes for best-painted army and best terrain table. 

Terrain will be appreciated, and I will give a prize for the best table.  (We provide the table, you provide everything on top of it.)  We may set up terrain on Friday evening at about 10PM, or Saturday at 9:00AM.  Please tell me if you intend to participate in the terrain table contest, so that I may send you table criteria and forms.

Ian Straus, tournament director
For FoWSA tournament and San Antonio Flames of War events information see our blog http://fowsa.blogspot.com/
Or the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/fowsa/