So, Gathering in the Desert Operation Torch 2016 is in the books and it was a huge success!
I need to thank my Staff (Shannon Kulinski, Mike Wilster & Robert Brightwell) for all their support and help. I would also like to thank Darren Johnson of Imperial Outpost Games, our home for many GitD's, Darren has always been a supporter of Gathering and he was more than happy to host us again. Also a big thanks to Gorgon Studios for the free figure everyone got, thanks Hank!
I would also like to thank all the players that attended this year, without you, there is no Gathering in the Desert! This year we had folks come in from Chicago, Minnesota and North Dakota to play in this event. It always amazes me that folks will travel to my little event from other states.
So as the title states, the Allies swept the Axis right out of Africa with huge victories and locked up the campaign leaving no doubt this weekend matched real history. All of the Allied players received a trophy for their efforts.
The Best General awards for each side went to John Stentz from Minnesota with his Americans. Tom Opalka a local Phoenix guy got the other award for his Italians. Jeremy Williams from Chicago took the Best Appearance/Theme award for his beautiful Italians. Pictures will be posted in a few days of all the action at GitD.
Now, as stated at the event, the winners of this years event have a choice of what the theme for next years event will be. the choices are, but not limited too, Pacific, Eastern Front, Normandy. So if you attended GitD, sound off on what your vote is for.
Once again thanks to everyone, we will see you again next year!