The event date was set for Sunday, September 6. I had an event with my veterans group on Saturday in Portland, so it was relatively easy for my wife and I to go to Portland, spend the night in Astoria, and for me to attend the game day on Sunday.
Here are a few photos from the event.
|The information table with some figures and rules|
|Wings of Glory setup|
|Explaining the hobby and showing some of the Civil War figures|
|Battle of Memphis, squadrons closing with each other|
|CSS Bragg rams Switzerland|
In the afternoon, I joined in the Thunderboats hydroplane racing game (another game I haven't played for a while). Most of the racers were new to the game, so I had a slight advantage once I remembered how to play the game. I had a bad starting position, but about half-way through the first lap I decided to push my luck and was able to get in front of the pack.
|My boat takes the lead in the first lap|
It was a fun time at the museum and it is always interesting to share a bit about the hobby with the general public, most of whom had never heard about wargaming.
Thanks to Lloyd and the Astoria crew for putting together the event.