Registration is now open for Historicon. I'm really looking forward to going this year. The event will be held in a brand new(and way better) venue. I'll also be putting on my games as part of the Little Wars TV contingenet. Maybe I'll even get a T-Shirt but lets not get our hopes up too high. Here's a link to a video from the club about the new venue - it's looks really great.As usual, I'm running a large game multiple times this year. The game format is a big change for me as it's in 15mm scale and will be unseeing a moderately complex ruleset (General D'Armee). As with most of my games, there will be boats involved, as boats make everything better don't they.Here's the description of the game from the PEL:T14:267 To Catch a King - Little Wars TVThursday, 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, Players: 8, Location: Commonwealth: CW-25GM: Miles Reidy & Little Wars TVSponsor: None, Prize: YesPeriod: Napoleonic, Scale: 15mm,&nbs
I'm a little late with the obligatory blog post on Salute, but here goes. Last Saturday (April 6th), I was able to attend my first Salute given a business trip happened to coincide with the with the event. I've always wanted to go to Salute and to be worried was a little apprehensive I'd be disappointed. Those concerns were entirely misplaced as I had a blast.In addition to my first Salute there is a second "first" with this event - I've made my first video for Little Wars TV by "reporting" on the show for the channel. Don't worry, you'll not have to suffer through any images of me but you will have to listen to my voice and odd sense of humor. Please be kind in the comments on the video - I might get banned from further correspondent work if you're really tough on me - that includes you, Ray. I'll add a link to the video when it gets posted. I've always heard about the awful line to get into to Salute and managed to arrive about 35 minutes early and found the queueing
Cold Wars was a lot of fun. I ran my "Sink the Tennessee" game 2x on Saturday as part of the Little Wars TV space and had a blast. I had great players - 8 for the first game and 9 for the second, almost all of whom have played in my past convention games. It really was a great group of people and a pleasure to GM for. Shockingly, the game was awarded two prizes, which was very nice. I'm pretty sure it was because of the quality of players and not the ham handed GM.The terrain panels worked really well. I was very pleased with the ease of transport and look at the con. I may have found my preferred solution for sectional terrain.I need to make more generic fields.Both games ended with desperate fighting on the dock with the first game going to the Union as the US Marines barely held off a desperate charge by the confederate militia. The crew from game one - we had players from all age groups and it worked exceptionally well. If only I had the energy of the young
Team Wurfelkieg event for Tactia. This is the premiere gaming convention in Germany. The role play game was put together by Evelien Peeters
I didn't make but my buddy Anton did. He put on a couple of events plus took picture. Check out his Blog for more kool pixs; Anton's awesome pix of FlintconDon't I know these two?
Tactical painter in located Australia. His terrain modelling skills are amazing. The jungle battlefield for CANCON. Well, it is some to behold. Here is the link to his blog:The Tactical painter
Date: 4th to 6th January 2019VenueBonnheimer Hof Binger Weg 55546 HackenheimRebellion! This year's theme is the barricades and the scenarios are mostly about rebels, oppressors and the rebels!The event is free of charge , we ask only drinks and food in the Bonnheimer Hof, as we get the premises provided free of charge. For this reason, please sign up, so that the kitchen knows approximately how many hungry participants she can count on.The space holds about 200 participants, then it will be a little bit narrower.More here fpr Bericht Con:You will need to use google translate as the is in German.
this convention takes place on 9FEB19 at Saint Paul's Lutheran church and School, 402 S. Ballenger Highway, Flint MI. and runs from 08:30 until 23:30Still getting in more games but here is Pre-Christmas teaser of planned events planned for flintcon 2019.First Session 9AM-1PMBattle of Hastings in 28mm Triumph! – Brian PeruskiNapoleonic Battle Black Powder – Jon CarrollAliens Vs. Predator Vs. Marines – Adam KozielFreeblades – Geoffrey WingClose Action Napoleonic Naval Action – Garry KaluznyRusso Turkish War battle of Plevna 15mm – Scott HansenWhat a Tanker – Mat KottonowSecond Session 2PM-6PMBattle of Hastings in 28mm Triumph! – Brian PeruskiNapoleonic Battle 28mm Black Powder – Jon CarrollChampionship Formula Racing – Jack BeckmanDawn Attack at Sharpsburg 1/72 (ACW 101 Tod’s New Rules!) – Tod KershnerIsandlwana Zulu War using The Man Who Would Be King rules - Michael David WeddingMekong Delta Cambodia – Michael HarrisFlint and Feather – Michael OvsenikThird Session 7PM-11PMBlue Max – Rod CainGutshot – Ga
Comrade James, The Lad and Slowpainter John Over the last few years, MOAB for me has gone from ‘Meh’ to my favourite Con, and not just because its less than hrs drive away. Its really because it’s a great social day out with the club lads and hobby friends of games and conventions past. This year was no exception particularly with my Lad Reilly AKA "Magnet" emerging from his HSC/Yr 12/A Level/ SAT exam preparations for a mental health day away the books and Comrade James drove 3 hrs from Canberra for the day too - awesome Not a huge Con, but a fun one After a great preparatory brekkie at a cafe to plan our assault on the trade stalls, we got into some nice table wandering followed by the finding totally unnecessary random treasures at the Bring and Buy. Some nice looking tables too, including this awesome Star Wars demo game, played in and around this 3D printed Quasar Class Carrier with LED lights! I also really liked this terrain, which I need to copy for my FIW table: We
There is nothing quite like the landing of a portable castle, Julian thought as the rumbling beneath his feet increased. Some meters below him, gigantic counter-thrusters were fighting against the gravity of Arcticonus Prime, slowing their descent from their orbital drop. This wasn’t his first time deploying from orbit, but this was the farthest he had ever been from his home system. Around him, strapped tightly into their drop harness’ were the men and women of the 32nd Prydian Muster Battalion, colloquially known as the “Bloody 32nd”. The unit patch was displayed on every shoulder he could see, and upon the door of their mobile barracks; a grim reaper with a bloody scythe, below that was the platoon’s motto “They’ll pay their due, to Thirty-two”. Julian leaned back as far as he could and closed his eyes. Sarge had gotten them though worse than this. A lot worse. This time though, the wouldn’t be alone. Noble Retained and Dysteria shared this portable castle with them along with a battalion of the rever
Best Scenery and Best of Show at SELWG 2017 Fenris Descending
I "liberated" this picture from Joe Procopio's wonderful "Scrum in Miniature" blog site as I thought it captured the silliness of the games I ran this year at HCON.Even better is the fact that Joe and his band of near-do-wells live in the area so hopef...
Another Historicon has come and gone. Overall I had a grand time and think it was a really good show. To be honest I came in with some real apprehensions as I preferred the Fredericksburg site over the Host. While the con seemed more ...
Being a convention Game Master (GM) is one of my favorite aspects of the hobby. It combines two unique aspects. First is an adult version of elementary school "Show and Tell" with the term historical miniatures replacing toy soldiers. &nbs
The games at this year's Historicon seemed to have stepped up several notches in quality from previous cons. There were a lot of beautifully staged games and game masters who really put a lot of effort in their games. I'll devote the majori...