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Historical Miniatures Gaming Society—Pacific Southwest Chapter

Bolt-Action-Sherman.jpgHMGS-PSW chapter is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to promote historical wargaming and the study of military history. Our territory covers Southern California as well as all of Arizona and Southern Nevada. We host two conventions of our own each year: Spring Campaign, and Fall Campaign. The precise dates of these conventions vary according to the Holiday calendar and space availability. In between our conventions, we attend major Southern California conventions and sponsor informal game days at local hobby game stores.

Mini-Wars 2019 is History. Mark you calendars for Oct 10th and 11th of 2020

We still have a lot of work to do to nail down the Spring Campaign, but the rest of the calendar is taking shape. There is a spring event in Arizona that I need to get on the calendar. This is a start. Please let me know where you can help. For example, Jeff Ballard is taking over managing our Mini-Wars Lecture Series. That will be a big help.
  • 01/24-01/26 Las Vegas Open Bally’s Casino
  • 01/25-01/26 Bowers Museum Naval Wargame Display during the Arthur Beaumont, Art of the Sea exhibit. This event will be held in partnership the the Ship Modelers Association.
  • 01/31-02/02 Game School Con – Educational Games Convention Irvine, CA
  • 02/14-02/17 OrcCon Los Angeles- Canceled due to Covid-19
  • 05/22-05/25 Gamex, Los Angeles – Canceled due to Covid-19
  • 07/08-07/12 Historicon, Lancaster PA – Canceled due to Covid-19
  • 09/04-09/07 Gateway, Los Angeles – Canceled due to Covid-19
  • 10/10-10/11 Mini-Wars 2020 Fullerton – Canceled due to Covid-19
This was our program for Mini-Wars 2019.
Congratulations to our Essay Contest Winner Out Essay contest is over an the winner is Allied Amphibious Doctrine, the Landing Craft Shortage of 1943-1944, and Operation OVERLORD” By William F. Lawson. You can download a readable version of the essay at the link below. Link to Essay

Mini-Wars Painting Contest

By now most of you would be familiar with our Captain Keennon figure. He was sculpted for us by Faron Betchley and cast for us by Askari Miniatures for Mini-Wars 2017. We figure three years is long enough to get one miniature painted, so we need you to bring them out! There will be a Miniature Painting contest at Mini-Wars 2020. Among the awards will be a $100 Cash Prize for the best Captain Keennon figure. It would be great to see a full squad of them on display at the convention.