Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

GuardCon 2017 – Report

Posted on September 19th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Wargaming was at the fore this past weekend in Auckland. GuardCon hosted a massive gathering of Hobbyists at the Auckland Bridge Club. It was fantastic to see the resurgence in Warhammer in record numbers and I for one look forward to seeing more playe…

Autumn Skirmish

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

September has come around again and for me that means a quick trip across the river to Sidcup and the Skirmish Toy Soldier Show. The show was a bit subdued this time around partly due to the loss Harfields Military Figures (the previous sponsors) which…

Autumn Skirmish

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

September has come around again and for me that means a quick trip across the river to Sidcup and the Skirmish Toy Soldier Show. The show was a bit subdued this time around partly due to the loss Harfields Military Figures (the previous sponsors) which…

Battling Through The Ages 2017 event report

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Today my wargame club, Tin Soldiers of Antwerp or as we say over here, “den TSA” hosted their opendoor event, named Battling Through The Ages.Visitors got the chance to try out a variety of games, as well as nosing around in the BnB section for that mi…

Battling Through The Ages 2017 event report

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Today my wargame club, Tin Soldiers of Antwerp or as we say over here, “den TSA” hosted their opendoor event, named Battling Through The Ages.Visitors got the chance to try out a variety of games, as well as nosing around in the BnB section for that mi…

Director’s Briefing – September 2017

Posted on September 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the seventy-sixth Briefing and the ninth scheduled Briefing of 2017. … Continue reading

RECRUITS AAR

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We had another successful weekend at RECRUITS, both as a vendor and as a GM.I ran two Fistful of Lead Wild West games Friday night. Both times El Guano escaped with Baby Faced Fenster in tow, but each was a nail biter to the end.Then, Saturday morning …

RECRUITS AAR

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

We had another successful weekend at RECRUITS, both as a vendor and as a GM.I ran two Fistful of Lead Wild West games Friday night. Both times El Guano escaped with Baby Faced Fenster in tow, but each was a nail biter to the end.Then, Saturday morning …

RECRUITS!

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

This weekend you can find not one, but 2 Fistful of Lead games going on during this great convention, RECRUITS. One will be run by Yours, Truly, and one by friend of the show, Cluck Amok, running his amazing French and Indian War scenario, based on my …

RECRUITS!

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

This weekend you can find not one, but 2 Fistful of Lead games going on during this great convention, RECRUITS. One will be run by Yours, Truly, and one by friend of the show, Cluck Amok, running his amazing French and Indian War scenario, based on my …

Open Gaming Convention 2017 – Wargaming Recon #190

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Mike Paine, Jonathan, and Alex Kostopoulos get into their recent hobbying and the Opening Gaming Convention 2017. Recent Hobbying The fellas discuss their recent activities within the wargaming hobby, Mike has been busy prepping for the cons as well as a Wargaming Recon Soccer Stadium to paint for the Striker set… Read More»

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GuardCon 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

GuardCon 2017ACG Club’s annual convention of gaming.Featuring the largest Warhammer 40K doubles tournament in NZ, The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle, Age of Sigmar, X-Wing, Board gaming and more!!Hosted by Equinox Tournaments in association with the ACG Club….

GuardCon 2017

Posted on August 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

GuardCon 2017ACG Club’s annual convention of gaming.Featuring the largest Warhammer 40K doubles tournament in NZ, The 9th Age: Fantasy Battle, Age of Sigmar, X-Wing, Board gaming and more!!Hosted by Equinox Tournaments in association with the ACG Club….

Maneuvers Con: After Action Report

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We had the great pleasure of attending the Maneuvers Wargaming convention in Tulsa Oklahoma last weekend. It was their first year, and only our second con as a vendor, but it’s off to a good start. There was a wide variety of periods and genres, including a Fistful of Lead game featuring zombies, buffalo men and centaur natives. The hotel and the hosts were very accommodating and every game I ran had a great attitude.

Wiley Games sets up

Now to the games:

Friday night, after a four hour drive, we put on Casas Grande from the new Mexican Revolution supplement to Fistful of Lead. The Maderista rebels had to take the town before the poorly defended Federales could be reinforced. Despite the Federales getting a machine gun and artillery support, the rebels took the town, flipping history around.
The Boy was in charge of the reinforcements. He was brutally savaged the second he appeared.
This would become a theme…
Saturday morning we ran a Fistful of Lead: Horse and Musket game, “Hessians without no Aggression”. Rebels had to grab a  poorly guarded wagonload of powder before the Hessian mercenaries could be reinforced. It was an interesting game, as the we had a real Hessian playing the Hessian jaegers, who were armed with slower, but longer range rifles.

The players quickly learned (the hard way) not to pop off all your guns in one turn. You spend the next whole turn reloading while your opponent moves around with impunity.
The rebels, tried, but just couldn’t get to the powder in time. Once again, the Boy showing up on turn 4 with the British Light infantry, was cut to pieces by Colonial troops.

Saturday afternoon was the latest Fistful of Lead scenario from the 99¢ Mostly Monthly Scenario “Gold and Gunfire”. We had a great group of guys, and the scenario needed up as a stand off when Baby Face Fenster, one of the objectives, ran off after a failed Recovery check.
I was going to pack up before the evening game, due to lack of people signing up. But i guess I wasn’t the only GM with that problem. I need up putting a game of populated by all the nameless GMs. Once again, a great game, and once again Fenster bought it.

Blood Alley outside the jail
A great time, and we walked away with “Best Terrain” Award! Special thanks to my wife and kids who lugged boxes, sat at the vendor table for hours, and put up with all us Gaming Geeks.
We’ll be back next year.

Maneuvers Con: After Action Report

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We had the great pleasure of attending the Maneuvers Wargaming convention in Tulsa Oklahoma last weekend. It was their first year, and only our second con as a vendor, but it’s off to a good start. There was a wide variety of periods and genres, including a Fistful of Lead game featuring zombies, buffalo men and centaur natives. The hotel and the hosts were very accommodating and every game I ran had a great attitude.

Wiley Games sets up

Now to the games:

Friday night, after a four hour drive, we put on Casas Grande from the new Mexican Revolution supplement to Fistful of Lead. The Maderista rebels had to take the town before the poorly defended Federales could be reinforced. Despite the Federales getting a machine gun and artillery support, the rebels took the town, flipping history around.
The Boy was in charge of the reinforcements. He was brutally savaged the second he appeared.
This would become a theme…
Saturday morning we ran a Fistful of Lead: Horse and Musket game, “Hessians without no Aggression”. Rebels had to grab a  poorly guarded wagonload of powder before the Hessian mercenaries could be reinforced. It was an interesting game, as the we had a real Hessian playing the Hessian jaegers, who were armed with slower, but longer range rifles.

The players quickly learned (the hard way) not to pop off all your guns in one turn. You spend the next whole turn reloading while your opponent moves around with impunity.
The rebels, tried, but just couldn’t get to the powder in time. Once again, the Boy showing up on turn 4 with the British Light infantry, was cut to pieces by Colonial troops.

Saturday afternoon was the latest Fistful of Lead scenario from the 99¢ Mostly Monthly Scenario “Gold and Gunfire”. We had a great group of guys, and the scenario needed up as a stand off when Baby Face Fenster, one of the objectives, ran off after a failed Recovery check.
I was going to pack up before the evening game, due to lack of people signing up. But i guess I wasn’t the only GM with that problem. I need up putting a game of populated by all the nameless GMs. Once again, a great game, and once again Fenster bought it.

Blood Alley outside the jail
A great time, and we walked away with “Best Terrain” Award! Special thanks to my wife and kids who lugged boxes, sat at the vendor table for hours, and put up with all us Gaming Geeks.
We’ll be back next year.

On the Table – Dice Tower Con 2017

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I recently came back from Dice Tower Con. It was my first experience at a bigger convention and the first time I traveled somewhere specifically for a con, so it was a special experience. At the same time, I traveled … Continue reading

S-177 On the Seas of Tekumel, AAR

Posted on July 20th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This is a general After Action Report (AAR) of a game from the recent HISTORICON 2015 show last weekend called On the Seas of Tekumel. On the Seas of Tekumel. GM: Steve Braun. Fantasy. 28mm. Rules: Homebrew/Savage Tales. Tekumel is … Continue reading

Make me a hobby sweat lodge: HISTORICON 2017

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

And so HISTORICON, the big Summer show of the Historical Miniature Wargame Society (HMGS) was upon us on July 12. After working a half day, I drove down to Fredericksburg in my ancient Dodge Dakota pickup (painted primer black, you … Continue reading

Bow your heads. Dr. Kauderer has exited the building.

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author says farewell to another stalwart of the hobby, Dr. Todd Kauderer. Continue reading

Director’s Briefing – July 2017

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the seventy-fourth Briefing and the seventh scheduled Briefing of 2017. … Continue reading