We have 16 entries at this stage so if there is no game day attrition we are looking at Leigh Dunn - IV/74 Free Company Guy Sheppard - IV/12e Maori Gary Moriarty - III/37b Abbasid Arab Dean Bedlington - II/37 Parthian Greg Kelleher - III/40d Leidang Stephen Hopkins - I/51 Later Sargonid Assyrian David Osborne - II/64a Middle Imperial Roman (West) Mark Baker - II/45c Italian Slave Revolt (Spartacus) Jon Willacy - II/69b Sassanid Persian Brenton Searle -IV/82a French Ordonance Phil Baldoni - II/27 Phyrric Tony Cotton - II/39b Celtiberian Bruce Tobin I/32c Western Chou and Spring & Autumn Chinese (Other) Rob Michels III/5a Middle Frankish (Neustrian, Aquitanian or Provencal) Geroge Stocic - IX/2a Early Bug War Mobile Infantry Mick Sellman - VII/27 Gungan
My Siamese and I wait in the wings to ensure even numbers on the day
Because it has my troops all over it. THAT makes it MINE!!!!
I would have been at Landwaster this weekend but was 4-5 weeks late moving from Canberra. My move was delayed by tradies and my own disorganisation. I hope to be at both Collision Course and Landwaster in 2018, but the focus is on CanCon at the moment.
A great day of wargaming at Landwaster yesterday. 4 wins and 2 losses. Big loss to Carolingians and a tight loss to Phyrics. Wins against Parthians, Mithridatics, Maori and Free Company. Thanks to all my opponents for great gaming and to David Lawrence for organising Landwaster. Next up is CANCON in January.
Dienekes, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade.' - Herodotus, The Histories, 7.226
Seconded! I re-took my title of "World's Okay-est DBA Player" by going my usual 3-3. Great games all round (even against Brenton's terrifying artillery park) with a sterling bunch of chaps. Thanks to Dave for organising it!
Winner of "World's Okay-est DBA Player", 2014, 2015 and 2017.
On Sunday 26th November a group of 16 DBA Players gathered at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson for the long running Landwaster DBA Tournament. This has been the premier DBA Event in Canberra since 2002 and while the numbers peaked over a decade ago it still brings out a strong field and pleasant days gaming.
The field included some new faces and also heralded the return of some veteran players that had not been seen at the DBA Table for many years. The lineup included five of the previous Landwaster Champions. Last year’s champion, Dean Bedlingtion stumbled in the first two rounds and did not hit his stride until round three, but had to leave it there to attend a family function. I stepped up to keep the numbers even with my new Siamese army only to be soundly trounced by Guy Sheppard’s Maori. I was spared any further humiliations when Stephen Hopkins also had to withdraw after round 4 allowing me to nurse my wounded pride with a glass of red and watch the last two rounds unfold from the command desk. The favourite – Gary Moriarty had a strong day, and by round 5 stood undefeated and unassailable but this in turn meant that the fight for the next two podium places was very tight. Eyes were drawn towards Brenton Searle’s French Ordonnance with Italian Condotta allies, sporting a Grand Battery – 3xArt which gave many players pause for thought. New face Craig Whiting ended the day taking the scalp of former Landwaster champion Mick Sellman and the other newbie, Rob Michels, had convincing wins over three Landwaster veterans including former champion Mark Baker. This left him to face Gary in the final round which brought his race to the podium to a screaming halt.
The final tally saw the scores fall as: 1. Gary Moriarty – III/37b Abbasid Arab – 48 points 2. Brenton Searle – IV/82a French Ordonnance (With Italian Condotta allies) – 38 pts 3. Greg Kelleher – III/40d Norse Viking or Leidang – 38 pts 4. Leigh Dunn – IV/74 Free Company – 37 pts 5. Guy Sheppard – IV/12e Maori – 37 pts 6. Mark Baker – II/45c Italian Slave Revolt (Spartacus) – 35 pts 7. Rob Michels – III/28 Carolingian Frankish – 31 pts 8. Phil Baldoni – II/27b Phyrric – 31 pts 9. Bruce Tobin – I/32c Spring and Autumn & Warring States Chinese (Other) – 31 pts 10. Craig Whiting – II/10 Camillan Roman – 25 pts 11. Mick Sellman – II/48 Mithradatic – 25 pts 12. Victor Jarmuz – IV/79a Later Swiss – 24 pts 13. Jon Willace – II/69b Sassanid Persian – 22 pts 14. Tony Cotton – II/39b Celtiberian – 21 pts 15. Stephen Hopkins – I/51 Later Sargonid Assyrian (with Elamite Allies) – 19 pts 16. Dean Beldington – II/37 Parthian – 17 pts
The Executioner Award for the most kills in a single game went to Craig Whiting who scored 7 kills against Jon Willacy’s Sassanids.
The Magister Militum Prize (aka “The Maurice”) for the highest adjusted score went to Mark Baker and his low rated Spartacans.
The Mithradates Trophy for highest adjusted improvement on the best previous Landwaster position went to Phil Baldoni who’s 10 per cent improvement on last year saw him take home this prize for the second year in a row.
None of this would be possible without the support of a number of sponsors • Ray Compton of Essex Miniatures Australia - www.essexminiatures.com.au/ who provided vouchers for first, second and third place • Brian Hall from Hall of Ancient Warriors - www.hallofancientwarriors.com/ who donated the first place trophy • Mick Sellman of Mick’s Metal Models - micksmetalmodels.com/ who donated DBA Armies for the Mithradates Trophy and the Magister Miliutm Prize • Dean Bedlington of Olympian Games - www.olympiangames.com.au/[/url] who donated vouchers for the Executioner Award and Last Place as well as the Glow in the Dark dice which was part of the last place haul. Dean also engraved the trophy plates.
• Barry Scarlett of Leadbear’s Tufts who donated a voucher to each entrant
Please support these businesses that do so much to support us by ordering lots of product from them, and if you see them at a tournament – why not buy them a coffee or something.
Landwaster, like Collision Course earlier this year is part of the Magister Militum Per Capitoline Territorialis Circuit – the final events of this circuit are the two days of Cancon in January. Anyone who competes in at least three of the events (Cancon is two events) could win the “Grand Maurice” which averages the best three adjusted scores across the events.