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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 Pre-Sale Tickets have closed. Tickets will be available at the door. We will not sell out.

HMGS-PSW Convention Registration Tickets are $20 for the weekend for Members, $25 for Non-Members. Parking is Free. One day tickets are available.

Mini-Wars must be postponed

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Mini-Wars 2019 need to be postponed for two weeks. The new dates will be on October 12th and 13th, 2019. I am sorry for the difficulty that this must cause all of you. The PEL will have to be rewritten, as a number of members have already let me know they cannot make the new date. However, the change allows others who were going to be out of town to attend. The Saturday Lecture Schedule will stay the same.  John Harrel will speak for an hour from his new book on “The Soviet Cavalry in World War II”. Jeff Ballard will follow with a lecture on “”Vella Gulf: Defeat into Victory”.  If you are able to add to our game roster for the new dates lease click here to fill out the Event Submission Form for Mini-Wars 2019 online or download a copy of the form by clicking on this link: download Event Submission Form for Mini-Wars 2019. Sometimes life is two steps forward and one step back. Please bear with us are we continue to build our Convention Schedule into something worth traveling to. Harmon Ward HMGS-PSW Convention Manager

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 two 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 2019. Among the awards will be a $50 Cash Prize for the best Captain Keennon figure. It would be great to see a full squad of them on display at the convention.