Wargamerabbit (WR) has returned back to his warren from a successful HMGS-PSW convention. Hats off to the HMGS-PSW team which effectively created the convention from nothing to a full convention in one month (Bill, Harmon, Matt & David). Pictures and some quick game comments observed by WR:
WR’s first game was Friday night. Titled “Breaking the San Fratello line; Sicily 1943″. Over the years, WR has collected a large collection of 20mm (1/72) miniatures. Enjoying the popular Flames of war game system, WR has adapted 15mm FOW to the large miniature scale of 20mm. Full game details can be found in WR’s blog site. Link & Link…. but here are some action pictures….
Along with the San Fratello game, Friday night had three other games running. First up is the 15mm AK-47 “Trouble in Kismayo” game featuring some Imperialistic Kenyans advancing on the local “native freedom fighters aka terrorist scum” (depending on your world view). Game master was David. Seems the players were having lots of fun based upon the “active voices” around the table.
Second to mention is the “Fun in the Philippine Skies” with Check your 6 aerial combat rules. Run by Steve & George, these popular rules ran throughout the HMGS-PSW CON with different variants. Japanese seems to be popular opponents this season.
Lastly, for Friday night there was a Uncharted Sea game, with excellent models, which seemed to by popular with the young generation. Richard was hosting the event and the players seems to be into the sounds of constant action. If picture available….please submit to HMGS-PSW please.
Saturday was the main convention day. Lots of gaming for all who attended. Seen by WR on the PEL and at the convention were:
AK-47 15mm “So, you said you wanted a Nuke? game
Fire & Maneuver WWII 1/72nd “Counterattack-Army Group North 1944″
Check your 6 aerial game “Sweepers. Man your brooms”
Command Combat: Civil War 15mm “Fort Donelson”
Fire & Fury Regimental 15mm “Stones River= The Battle comes to Sheridan”
Crossfire WWII 1/72nd “Death in the Boccage”
Modified Old Glory rules (25mm/28mm) “Pirates of …….some local Main”
Well Home Brewed rules…25mm “Battle of Sacile, 1809″
Large General Quarters WWII naval game on the basement table. Mark Wells from AZ had a hand in this action of British BC’s vs. the Bismark. A brief glance showed 6-8 players enjoying the action. WR hopes the GM will report in and write up a report as no details from the PEL can be found.
Wings of War game was on game standby if players wished a quick flight…..argh Dogfight”.
Since WR was busy running his Battle of Sacile 1809 game, his efforts to discribe the back and forth action would be limited. But…the trusted camera did click off a few photographs and a video. Hopefully the GM’s can write up their game stories for the HMGS-PSW blog pages.
More Dogs of War action here on the YouTube video: Video Link. Hopefully the DOW group will post their version of the Pirate vs. Spanish story.
Even with a shortened day, there was HMGS-PSW action on Sunday.
The AK-47 “…threaten the Carl Vinson, did you”, Check you 6 “Here come the Heavies”, Crossfire “Death in the Boccage”, Fire & Maneuver “Counterattack-Army Group North 1944″, all saw new or repeated action on Sunday. Since WR was co-running the Clash of Empires (COE) “Megalopolis 331 B.C.; Greek City States vs. Macedonians”, his photos taking was limited that morning so bring on the goats….
Additional photos and Megalopolis 331 B.C. game AAR found on Wargamerabbit’s blog: Link
City State Greeks were given 7 “Oracles” for use during game. So seven goats were placed near hill temple. Normally COE has no oracle rules but we used them as a hangover from Warhammer Ancient battles (WAB). To reflect “oracle usage, the goat miniature(s) was placed next to the unit “requesting” their omens….ie…oracle reading.
So….fellow GM’s. Take a short break and write up your game reports or link to your blog pages. If WR has any information wrong…please drop a note so I can correct post.
A great convention overall. Soon another HMGS-PSW will be planned. Send in your GM complete game request to David D. (Convention manager) when the next convention is announced.