Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Historicon 2008

Well Historicon 2008 has been history for almost a month and I am finally getting around to posting some of the pictures from the four games I hosted. The first game was "Action at St. Manvieu". Operation Epsom June 26th 1944 - The 6 Royal Scots Fusiliers supported by tanks from B Squadron 9 Royal Tank Regment are ordered to take the village of St. Manvieu.

The Scottish view of the area
The Geman view of the area
The farm house complex
Churchhills attack through the bocage with only one getting bogged dwn and throwing a track
Some accurate German artillery fire results in another thrown track
Here is the ending positions of the Scottish attack....and also the start of the follow-on scenario "Counterattack at St Manvieu". It is June 26th 1944 and the 6 Royal Scots Fusiliers have taken the village of St. Manvieu. The 12th SS want it back but the Scots are not inclined to agree.

The Scottish player awaits the German counterattack.
As usual, once the games start, I found that I did not have time to take many photos of the ensuring action. In both games, the Scottish force came out victorious (mirroring actual events).
Will get more photos posted later.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Can you have too many tanks?

While sorting through all my tanks for a Battleground WWII game for Cold Wars 08, I decided to lay them out on a table to see what I actually had.....I was a bit surprised as I did not realize how many tanks I had acquired over the years.
These are a mix of Solido, Bandai, Tamiya, Corgi, Battlehonors, and a couple of AFAD castings and probably a few more.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cold Wars 2008

Well I have returned from Cold Wars 2008. I hosted two Battleground WWII games and was one of 8 gamemasters for the HAWKS Pirate-a-ganza game - 8 tables and 30+ gamers using the G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Rules. Here are a few pictures of the action:

The set-up for A Confused Retreat.....once we started playing I forgot to take anymore pictures.
The Pirate-a-ganza
Kashpor Station in action again, this time with pirates being chased by the British East Asia Company's forces.

Pirates make good their escape using an ox cart

Kashpor Station by moonlight (actually a power outage at the Lancaster Host that threatened to cancel the game...luckily power was restored and a good time was had by all).

                                                  Pirates raid a town in search of booty...

Pirates search for treasure on a jungle island (with 40mm figures).

Pirates in a haunted castle

Ship to ship action

Pirates in a volcano

Monday, January 28, 2008

Kashpor Station - Somewhere in Southeast Asia

For Historicon 2007, the HAWKS gaming group decided to put on multi-table, 40 player, Pulp game using To Be Continued by GASLIGHT rules. Since I had already made some building for my Burma WWII game, I volunteered to run the Kashpor Station scenario. It involved the heroes running through the station to find and recover three valuable artifacts before they were sold to a Chinese collector. Here are a few shots of the game:

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Burma Project

Well, since I haven't really gotten anything new done at the moment, thought I'd post some of pictures of old projects.
The Japanese troops are ready to attack.

And the rest of the Japanese troops...

The troops in their storage tray.

And some action shots from Historicon 2007:

The Japanese commander keeps watch for the approaching British/Indian force near Imphal, Burma.

Japanese forces enter a small village in Burma.

Japanese forces have spotted the British forces and prepare to attack.

I'll get some more pictures posted soon.



Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New to blogging

This is my first blog. It should prove to be interesting figuring it all out and deciding how much to actually put in here.

I am a wargamer - board, miniature, and computer - I play them all when I get the chance. So this blog will mostly be about wargaming.