Here, finally, is my last game from my successful foray at Warbirds over Woolston way back in February.
By this time of the morning I had won two, lost one and drawn one. I was top of the leader board, but only just.
For this last game I was up against Nick Sutton, Robin's son, and his Army of Africa.
- Behemoth General - the elephant
- Hero - the lion
- Four Knights - the rhinos
- Two Beasts - the apes
- Two Fliers - vultures
Our lines meet...although it would seem I had insufficient PIPS to move up the flyers with the rest of my line.
I was fairly confident that my Steam Tank would survive for a while against his elephant, even if it was overlapped. And since my aerials were in the back there, I knew his lion couldn't close the door, so to speak, for a while yet.
...brought losses one for one.
Next bound, and, well...
Could've done in that elephant too, but, well, he won the combat.
So Nick moved over his Hero...
...who promptly fleed (is that a word?) my valiant Rocketeers.
However, on the other flank...
...my Shooters were having a spot of success against his Fliers.
In flew the HMAB Vulture. This could be dodgy for Nick - that's his General munched up between my steam powered monsters.
Oh, come on!
And then it got dodgy for both of us!
To my detriment!
Now I was the one in deep elephant dung! That's my Steam Powered Zappy Gun (Magician) General in close combat against Nick's Behemoth General.
However, I had managed to fly in some support.
Oh, come on! Still, it could have been worse.
Now Nick brings in his Hero to deal with my Airboat, supporting him with a side order of rhino.
HMAB Vulture weathers the assault, and my Rocketeers zoom in to assist their General.
And with nowhere for Nick's General to retire once pushed back...that was the game!
That was also the end of the tourney - a victory for Mr Grant by...one point!
It was a great morning out, thanks Gordon for setting it all up.