Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FOWSA 7 Results

FOWSA 7 went off as scheduled on Sep 15.
We had 32 participants divided into Mid-War and Late-War divisions.
Four rounds were played using 750 pt and 1500 pt armies.

The missions used were as follows:

Round 1 - Free-for-All, 750 points 1.5 hr time limit
Round 2 - No Retreat, 750 points 1.5 hr time limit
Round 3 - Player's choice of Fighting Witdrawal or Surrounded
          1500 points, 2.5 hr time limit
Round 4 - Encounter, 1500 points, 2.5 hr time limit

When it was all over, the results were:

Jake Mayer       US Rifle Company          ***Overall Tournament Champion***
Tim Frisbee      Afrika Sch?tzenkompanie            Best Mid-War
Bryan Koches     US Tank Company                    Best Late War
Mike Gomez       US Rifle Company                   Best Mid-War Allied
Mark Bayne       Soviet Kazachiy Polk
Hal Rudd         Panzergrenadier Lehr Kompanie      Best Late War Axis
Will Hanson      Panzerkompanie
Jim Mundt        British Rifle Company
Chris Lisanti    Panzerpionierkompanie
Andy Blozinski   Gepanzerte PanzergrenadierKompanie Best Mid-War Axis
Willem Mundt     German Grenadierkompanie
Ian Straus       Soviet Tankovy Batalon             Best Late War Allied
Joe Paquette     Italian Compania Carri
Mike Travis      US Tank Company
Wes Knight       US Tank Company
Warren Silliman  Pionierkompanie
Mark Leroux      Morskaya Pekhota Batalon
Eric Warren      British Rifle Company              Best Sportsmanship
Adam Davis       Panzerkompanie
Nolan King       Finnish Jaakarikompania
Gene Evans       Pionierkompanie
Nathanael Lisanti Soviet Guards Strelkovy batalon
Dave Beeson      US Ranger Company
Mark Reed        Soviet Rota Razvedki
Art Douglas      Luftwaffe Feldkompanie             Thomas Nicholson Award
                                                     for Painting Excellence
Adam Rios        British Armored Car Squadron
Mark Riney       Soviet Strelkovy Batalon
Michael Lisanti  US 2ID Rifle Company
Barney Friedman  US Tank Company
Bill Brock       Panzergrenadierkompanie
Joe Shaffer      Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie Best Table
John Denny       German Pionierkompanie

Since this event is a regional qualifier for US nationals, our top 5 overall
are qualified for 2013 Nationals:

1 Jacob Mayer
2 Tim Frisbee
3 Bryan Koches
4 Mike Gomez
5 Mark Bayne

The tournament organizers would like to thank the following people/organizations:

Battlefront Miniatures for their generous prize support and publicity.

Our host venue, Dragon's Lair Games and Comics for providing space and tables,
  generous prize support, and for judging the Best-Painted Army contest.
  A special thanks to Ralph for picking up lunch.

Lone Star Historical Miniatures for providing administrative support,
additional tables and additional prize support.

Ralph, James, Joe, Ian for staying late Friday to set up.

Ian, Mike, Joe, Tim, Andy, and Mark B for providing very nice terrain setups.

Everyone who brought lamps and extension cords to light the additional space.

Everyone who helped clean up after the event

All-in-All FOWSA 7 was a great success, and all involved had a great time.
Thanks again, and be ready for FOWSA 8 next September!

Friday, September 14, 2012


Thanks to Mark Reed, MIke Gomez, and Barney Friedman, MW now has balanced sides and no byes!!

See you all on Saturday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

FOWSA is one week from today!!

43 people are signed up, and there is room for 15 more.

If anyone would like to cover a table, you are welcome to bring
terrain and mats for a table or 2. If you are going to do a table,
please come by Friday night or Saturday at 8 AM to set it up.

Lists are due today.
I have not received lists from the following people.
Please confirm you are attending by sending your list ASAP.

Mario Bassin
Mike Becker
Andy Blozinski
Kris Boss
Mark Cole
Mike Gomez
Will Hanson
Greg Horner
Jando Kibbe
Matt Kibbe
Bryan Koches
Steve Leopard
Mark Leroux
Scott McKinzie & Son
Jim Mundt
Will Mundt
Joe Paquette
Mark Riney
Adam Rios
Hal Rudd
John Salter
Eric Warren   
Todd Wikel

The overall breakdown is as follows:

Undecided - 8

Allies - 7
Axis   - 11
Total  - 18

Allies - 8
Axis   - 9

Saturday, September 1, 2012

FOWSA update - Sept. 1

FOWSA is two weeks from today!!
40 people are signed up, and there is room for 18 more.
Please confirm if you are attending ASAP.

Things we need:

1) For everyone local (SA, Austin) - Floor Lamps and extension cords.
   We are using the same space as last year, so lighting is needed.

2) If anyone would like to cover a table, you are welcome to bring
   terrain and mats for a table or 2. If you are going to do a table,
   please come by Friday night or Saturday by 8 AM to set it up.

Lists are due by next Saturday.

Before then, I need at least the  side (Axis or Allies)
and era (MW or LW) from the following people.

John Annhaiser
Mario Bassin
Mike Becker
Gene Evans
Greg Horner
Wes Knight
Bryan Koches
Mark Leroux
Jim Mundt
Joe Paquette
Mark Reed
Adam Rios    
Warren Silliman
Ian Straus
Todd Wikel

Please tell me what you would like to play, and not
"I'll play what you need".  I won't know what we need until
I have a preference from everyone!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

FoWSA is one month from today!

One month to go and 36 people signed up.
There is space for 22 more

If you plan to attend and your name is not on the following list,
let me know ASAP. If you missed the previous announcements and
need the info, let me know, and I will forward it to you.
Several people have offered to set up tables, and as always
all are welcome to do this.
Lists are due by Sep 8, and preferred by Sep 1.
Also, let me know era (mid or late) and Axis or Allies ASAP.

List of people signed up for  FOWSA 7:

John Annhaiser
Chris Baker     MW    Axis
Mario Bassin
Mark Bayne      LW    Allies
Mike Becker
Dave Beeson     MW    Allies
Andy Blozinski  MW    Axis
Kris Boss
Mark Cole       LW    Axis
Jonathan Cryer  LW    Axis
Adam Davis      LW    Axis
Art Douglas     MW    Axis
Gene Evans
Mike Gomez      MW    Axis
Will Hanson     LW    Axis
Jando Kibbe
Matt Kibbe
Wes Knight
Bryan Koches
Steve Leopard
Mark Leroux
Chris Lisanti
Michael Lisanti
Nathaniel Lisanti
Clay Longino            Allies
Jake Mayer         LW   Allies
Jim Mundt
Will Mundt     MW     Axis
Joe Paquette
Mark Reed
Maek Riney
Joe Shaffer
Ian Straus
Mike Travis    LW     Allies
Eric Warren    LW    Allies
Todd Wikel

Thursday, July 26, 2012

FOWSA Update 26-July

Up to 30 players now with room for 28 more.

To register for the event, please email Biff Coon at biffc@sbcglobal.net.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

FOWSA July update

Two months to go until FOWSA. Time to start thinking about lists. There are still 33 slots open out of 58, so talk it up to your friends.

Also, in case you are wondering, FOWSA will NEVER have a "BF minis only" requirement.

In case anyone missed the May announcement, here it is.

Announcing the seventh annual Flames of War San Antonio Tournament, otherwise known as FOWSA 7.

The tournament will be held on Sept 15 , 2012 at

Dragons Lair Comics
7959 Fredericksburg Rd # 129
San Antonio, Texas
(in the mall at the corner of Fredericksburg Rd and Medical Dr.).

The Tournament will cost $15.00 for Lone Star Historical Miniatures members and $20.00 for Non-members with the additional $5.00 going to a one year membership in L.S.H.M. Tournament fees will be payable on day of event at the door. Lunch is included in the entry fee. On the day of the event, registration opens at 09:00 AM and play begins at 10:00 AM.

There will be 4 rounds played this year. The first two rounds will use 750 point lists on 4' X 3' tables with each round lasting 1 hr 30 min. The third and fourth rounds will be 1500 point battles lasting 2 hrs 30 min.

The Tournament will consist of both Mid and Late War Divisions using 1500 point Armies built from the current Army books and official PDF lists available as of 15 Aug 2012. When composing your list, please create a 750 point list to be used in rounds 1 & 2. These lists must be subsets of your 1500 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 maximum or down to minimum in order to get as close as possible to 750 points, but you may not use a platoon not included in your 1500 point list.

Please Email all lists to Biff Coon at biffc@sbcglobal.net by 8 Sep 2012 for approval.

Prizes will be awarded to Best overall, best mid-war, best late war and best Axis, and best Allied players per division as well as prizes for sportsmanship and best-painted army.