We had the absolute pleasure to host the Battlefront All Ireland National Tournament at the weekend and there was a fantastic turnout. As far as we know it was the largest tournament gathering of Flames of War players on the the Island of Ireland with a grand total of 16 attending. Not content with that the tournament attracted not only players from Ireland and Northern Ireland but also players from England and as far away as Denmark!!
Out of the 16 lists 11 were Allies and only 5 Axis with the largest being American lists. Though there was a Canadian list with a little off-board help from a naval bombardment
The big results
1st - Padriac O'Confhaola - The first "All Ireland Flames of War Champion"
2nd - Richard Flood
3rd - John Gallagher
4th - Ulick O'Sulivan
5th - Daniel Stempien
6th- Brian McKenzie
=7th -Craig Owen
=7th -Johnny Fisher
=7th- Brendan McGee
10th - James Owens
11th - Soren Pendersen
=12th - Matt McVeigh
=12th - Johnny Millar
14th - Alan Bates
15th - Chub
16th - Dale Wallace
And so after a hard days fighting, but with a 'Savage feed' to boot the final result gives us the first All Ireland Champion (and mucho bragging rights to boot) - Padraic O'Confhaola!
|Everyone taking part got a goodie bag. No Blankety Blank Chequebook and pen though|
|The Generals together.|
|John Gallagher - Third place|
|Richard Flood - Second place|
|The All Ireland Champion!!|
|Padraic pointing out how awesome he is!|
Many thanks also to
Battlefront - for believing we could pull this off and helping us with prize support
Battleboards - for helping with designing some of the material and creating some awesome North Africa boards to play on.
Dramascape - for helping us begin to create villages and being generally nice chaps
Emerald Model Terrain - for building a fantastic little bunker for the goodie bags.
Amera Plastic Mouldings - for some of the terrain used to build a fantastic airfield