Tactica


Hamburg Tactica 2019 / more pictures

I like to go around the Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg during the weekend of the Tactica and take pictures of things that interest me. I like to do this with a Leica R4 my father left me, when he died, but last year my father’s camera failed me and I haven’t found the time to repair it yet. So this year I borrowed a tablet from my children to take the pictures. It worked fine. That’s technical progress, I guess.Castle GrayskullTabletopkioskNajewitz ModellbauShifting Lands by GeBoomSomewhere in Tennessee 1862The Attack on Fort HenryTHSpaper soldiers by Peter Dennistin soldiers by Aly Morrison

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Hamburg Tactica 2019 / Sunday

The last couple of years I stayed at the hotel Superbude during the weekend of the Tactica, Germany’s largest wargaming convention.I like to have enough time to try several participation games without worrying about catching the train at night and the Superbude has very good waffles at the breakfast buffet.The problem is that there is always a long line in front of the waffle machine and when I’m finally there I usually get scolded for pouring too much dough into the machine. "That’s too much. There are three signs explaining how this works. Here. Here and here." "I’m sorry." This makes me feel like a little schoolboy again. But in a bad way. Not like when you are playing with toy soldiers …On Sunday we played two games. The first game was a naval game, taking place in 1778 in front of St. Lucia, a Caribbean island. It was presented by two members of the tabletop clubs Dresden and Sachsen. Jörg played the British and had to take three cargo ships to the harbour. They were accompanied by several war ships. Th

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Hamburg Tactica 2019 / Saturday

When Jörg and I arrived at the Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg on Saturday morning, there was a long line of people waiting in front of the doors to get a ticket for the Tactica, Germany’s biggest wargaming convention with about 2500 visitors this year.To my surprise, Jörg ignored all those waiting and somehow entered without lining up.I walked towards the parking lot, trying to find the end of the line, and met Alex and Michael, two wargamers from around Wesel, with whom I had played a couple of games last year. They told me about their latest project of building a western town and two gangs for "Dead Man’s Hand".Inside the Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg I met Jörg again and we went around looking for participation games to play. The friends from Wesel had sparked my interest in the Wild West, so the first game Jörg and I played on Saturday was "Shootout in Dingstown".It’s a skirmish game written by Axel Jansen, a member of the wargaming club THS, and available in German through the website: www.dingstown.deThe author pres

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Tactica 2019 – Part 2

The coverage of Part 1 continues with the prominent guests of Tactica. The twin brothers Michael and Alan Perry were at the show, sculpting, having a chat with the guests and even added one of the show miniatures. But they weren't alone, they had Aly Morrison (who sculpted the Great War Miniatures range) and Peter […]

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