Friday, April 15, 2016

Historicon'16: July 14-17 Shameless Self Promotion

Historicon is looming on the horizon again and I'm starting to get excited about going.  This year will be a little different for me as Mike and I have elected to GM games for the entire con rather than just put on one or two.

As I've mentioned in other posts, I find that I like running convention games more than playing in them  Maybe it's the control freak in me, maybe its that I don't take direction very well?  It could also be that I like showing of my toys (running a game is the closest thing one can get to "show and tell" from elementary school).  Regardless of the reason we'll be trying a grand experiment of running a total of 8 games over the three day period.  As with most "grand experiments" it will end in either triumph or disaster.  It will be fun to find out.

We'll be running a "big battle" game set in a fictional version of the War of 1812 twice a day on all three days.  On Friday and Saturday evenings we'll use the same table to run a Muskets and Tomahawks game set during the American War of Independence .

The game table will be 6' by 18' long which means I need to add 3 additional 2'x4' panels to my inventory along with some shore line.  I think people will like the tables

The Longstreet ruleset has worked really well for the past two convention games and I'll be using an adapted version to simulate the War of 1812.  Of course, in my version of the War of 1812, events during the Napoleonic wars have played out a little differently (Nelson was defeated at Trafalgar!) and the French have intervened in the War of 1812!

Some may utter "harrumph" and say this scenario is foolish and likely just an excuse to get as many toys on the table as possible.  I have only response to you cranky grognardian wardens of gaming propriety (CGWGP's):

You're correct.

So sign up and enjoy another dramatic clash between Wellington and Napoleon on the Peninsula - it's just the Delmarva peninsula rather than that Iberian one.  I'll post the game ID's when the PEL comes out.


Ivor Evans said...

Excellent Miles! Can't wait to see you and Mike again, and very much looking forward to seeing the Muskets and Tomahawks rules in action!

jmilesr said...

Let me know which game slots you and your son sign up for - I'll make sure to reserve choice commands for you!

Paul O'G said...

I've told you before mate, but I tip my hat to you and people like you who go to the significant effort (and expense) of putting on such games for others to enjoy, at the expense of your own gaming time (no X-Wing?) For wargamer Dads like me it provides fantastic opportunities to showcase our hobby and get the next generation hooked. For all of us, thank you indeed Miles.

I have a gamer friend visiting the US for a holiday, which is timed totally by coincidence to be at the same time as Historicon. I'll make sure he stops by to say G'Day.

Ivor Evans said...

Will do!

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