As with the recaps from previous years, I’m doing two Enfilade posts; one on the general convention and other people's games (including ones I played in) and a second covering the games I ran. This post will cover the general convention stuff and games I played in. As always, just click on a photo to get a closer view.
The first gaming period started at 2:00 on Friday afternoon. I took some time to get checked in and move my stuff into my room before going to check out the games.
|The 29th Infantry at St. Lo using the Battleground Normandy rules|
|Battle of Texel (versions of which went on most of the weekend) WWI naval|
|The Martians land at Five Points as the Gangs of New York face-off against the warriors of old Mars|
|Guards Counterattack - the old Squad Leader scenario using Crossfire rules on scratch-built terrain|
|The Siege of of Haengju from the Imjin War (this went on to win Best of Show)|
|Sails of Glory game (this also went on most of the weekend)|
|Snakes and Zeros - A Japanese air attack on Port Moresby|
|Thunderboats - an old favorite|
I was running my Bulldogs Away game on Friday evening, but managed to sneak away while the missiles were flying to get a few photos from other events.
|The Battle of Ligny - 28mm Napoleonics with home-brew rules|
|The Almost Fallout pulp game (I really like the terrain on this one)|
|Battle of Campaldino 1289|
|Battle of Montmirail - 15mm Napoleonic game|
|Bronze Age Heroes (more of this tomorrow)|
|Over the Top - British trenches (another set of wonderful scratch-built terrain)|
|Over the Top - German trenches|
|Over the Top - British advance through No-Man's Land|
|Fall of Shanghai - WWII Japanese vs. Chinese|
|Feudal Japan Ikko-Ikki Wars|
|Wings over Tillamook - Japanese flying boats and floatplanes attack Oregon|
I played in the Bolt Action Waltzing Matilda game on Saturday morning. It was good to familiarize myself with the rules again and gave me a chance to think about some opponents for my Australian troops (you can see them here). First the other games in the period and then the photos from the Bolt Action game.
|Battle of Crysler's Farm from the War of 1812|
|Attack on Riga - using the Wings of War rules|
|Battle of Texel - WWI naval action|
|Battle of Contlarf|
|Pieces of Eight - fantasy pirate game in 28mm (with huge ships!)|
|That's No Moon - X-wing fighter attack on the Deathstar|
|Falklands Furball - WWI naval action in the South Atlantic|
|Learning to Ram - gallery action|
|Cold War Jets - US Air Force jets fight it out with the North Vietnamese|
|Waltzing Matilda - I joined the fray on the Australian side|
|To my right were more Aussies with some native auxilaries|
|My force of 'Diggers' was advancing up the middle with support from a Bren carrier|
|Then a Japanese flamethrower team jumped out and torched my carrier. After that we stayed in cover and pinned down the Japanese as the Americans on the left flank pushed ahead|
|In the end, the Allies won the game and the natives enjoyed a little treat of their own|
It took a little longer to get lunch than I expected, so I had to rush to get my AirWar C21 game setup. Once the game was going, I didn’t really have time to wander around for photos, except for a couple pictures of the game table next to mine.
|LZ X-Ray - Vietnam War chopper landing game in 1/300 scale|
|LZ X-Ray after the choppers have cleared out|
On Saturday evening I decided to have a more leisurely dinner and just watch a few games. I was happy to see that someone was running the Golden Age Air Racing game, with only slightly modified rules (the main change was getting rid of the need for hexes). It is always fun to see someone playing with your rules.
|Golden Age Air Racing rules on action|
|The game presenter showing off how to move without hexes (he really came up with a nice way to free the game from the hex mat)|
|Battle of Abensberg April 1809 - using the Black Powder|
|Battle of Yamazaki|
|Battle of La Rothiere|
|Blood and Beer in Pomerania|
|Chariot racers getting their instructions for Circus Maximus|
|Colonial action in the Sudan|
|DBA Treasures of the Nile tournament|
|Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Sutekh - yes, that's a TARDIS|
|Get the Message Through! Napoleonic courier game (a very interesting game system)|
|More Bronze Age Heroes|
|Cloudships of Mars - 28mm scratch-built ships|
The annual members meeting was Sunday morning at 8:30 and there were plenty of bleary-eyed gamers in attendance. My good friend Kevin stepped down as NHMGS President and Sven Luger was announced as the new President. Taking charge is a lot of work, but I’m sure Sven is up to the task.
After the meeting it was on to more gaming. I helped Kevin out with his “Emperor of Texas, the Aaron Burr Conspiracy” game. This game was a lot different than your typical miniatures game. There weren’t any real set sides in the game and we were relying on the players to use a little diplomacy (along with some brute force) to get their way. It turned out to be a lot of fun and went right up to the last turn, when Burr barely escaped with the Spanish and Americans on his tail.
|Burr's men preparing to head into Spanish territory (maybe with the blessing of the Spanish?)|
|American force engage with the Spanish, just before attempting to arrest Burr|
|Bomb Alley - Check Your 6 Jets Falklands game|
|Deadman's Hand - Old West game|
|War of the Worlds game with some nice scratch-built tripods|
|Siege of Castle Miser|
|The British advance during the Battle of Sackett's Harbor from the War of 1812|
|Singapore Standoff - Japanesebattleships|
|Sunday Morning at the Luminous Toad tavern brawl|