Historicon


Historicon 2019, now that’s bucolic!

This is an After Action Report of HISTORICON 2019, the Summer show (and largest show) put on by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society.  This show was the first show in the convention’s new home, the Lancaster Convention Center, located in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  For once, I forsook the pastoral route of 270 to 15 to 30 and I sought the advice of Couselor Waze.  That took me up the Wilson Bridge, to 95, to 83 near Baltimore, up to York, then North up to 30.. so yes, I did get a chance to enact the classic “going to a Con” ritual: https://i.imgur.com/lwfgezY.mp4 Town center appears to be most accessible coming from the Route 30/York side by going down 222 (which I think is called the Fruitville Pike. Any locals can correct me).I got there in good time. Faster than the farmland route. The Hotel itself is a Marriott, run by a local hotel group under license. Everything you heard about parking is pretty much true. It’s limited, it’s a logistical

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Brew Up In Benzheen, Historicon 2019

I had an excellent time running the 1980s Brew Up In Benzheen game for some friends at Historicon 2019.I have players the option to field their own forces and Reg brought a Cobra team-The players and the table. Some slight changes to the test game’s table set up.The C.A.T. moves into town.Joe forces Iron Grenadier forces A view of the Soviets deployment zone.A BMP with VDV troopsColonel Brekhov is delayed in his advance by a mob of locals looking to sell dates.Acquisition attempts are made on the HISS MKV by the T-62Iron Grenadier DEMONs advanceDusty an Bazooka move through the brush to attack the Grenadiers.The C.A.T. moves up to counter the SovietsThe Joe Patriot Grizzly advances and solves a Dare! Location.Horror Show destroys the C.A.T. with a well placed RPG round.A DEMON locks onto the Awe Striker and shreds it and Dusty,Grenadiers forward. One of the DEMONSThe Stinger moves through the alleys to set up a shot.The BMP advancesGrizzly acquires the Stinger..And destroys it!Mauler moves up a

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Guidebook for Historicon 2019 is out

It’s Back! Guidebook has returned for HMGS conventions. Or at least Historicon 2019. Joby has authorized a purchase for Historicon. This is getting out late, for that, I apologize, but there’s plenty of time to get it downloaded to use at the show. Features: The features are pretty much the same since Guidebook’s last major build last year. Since I haven’t posted on this in a long time, here’s the main feature list. NOTE that these pictures are from an Ipad. Your screen layout will be somewhat different on an Android or IPhone. Main screen All the download information is at the bottom of this post. Same deal as usual, go to the Historicon 2019 LANDING PAGE, download the app and install it on your Android, Ipad, Iphone, or use it on your computer’s web screen. The main functions most people are interested in are the Schedule, My Schedule, Maps, and Exhibitor Lists. This is the schedule. It contains ALL events, including Games, Tournaments, Ho

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Fast Times in a Roman Coliseum

We playtest the coliseum game scenario for this year’s HISTORICON 2019 I have Adobe Sparkpost on my Ipad, so I decided to give it a try. I like the transitions but it can’t repost here directly, so follow this link:Playtest of Mad Maximilian 1934 Coliseum Race at the Scrum Palace Steve, Joe, Rich, Francesco, Jared and myself going pew pew pew and VROOM VROOM! View post on imgur.com//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js

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