Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Enfilade 2017 Recap: Part 1 - Other People's Games

Enfilade 2017 wrapped up on Sunday and it has taken a couple days to collect my thoughts and sort through my photos. Enfilade 2017 was another well run and attended convention. This year there were over 350 attendees, more than 65 game presenters, and over 130 events. All of which are record numbers, so it seems like the convention is on solid footing. The Enfilade staff should be congratulated on another great convention.

The theme for 2017 was Invasions and there were lots of games that focused on the theme.

As per my normal Enfilade recap, I’m doing two Enfilade posts; one on the general convention and other people's games and a second covering the games I ran. This post will cover the general convention stuff. I tried to take photos of most of the games, but not all of them turned out and with over 65 evens I just didn’t get to them all. Note this is a long post with lots of photos.

Friday Games 
Friday afternoon used to be pretty quiet and was a good time to catch up with people you hadn’t seen in a year. However, this year was different as the afternoon was busy with lots of games and that carried over into the evening. Here are some photos from the first two gaming periods.

Tarawa invasion
WWII ABDA vs. the Japanese

An American War of Independence game using the Sharpe's Practice rules

Battle of Magnesia

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

(fuzzy) Confederate ironclads try to break the blockade

All Quiet on the Martian Front

Napoleonic French vs. Russians on the Road to Borodino

TUSK really ancient hunting game
WWI Baltic naval brawl

Battle of the Bulge game

Chariot Racing

A Chosen Men game somewhere in Spain

Dwarven mine dispute

Galactic Knights game

Hannibal crossing the Rhone

Harpoon battle in the Baltic

Japanese vs. Australians in the Outback

Russo-Japanese War Pre-dreadnought action
Napoleonic Messenger game (I need to get a copy of these rules)

Omaha Beach D-Day invasion (this was the overall theme winner for the convention)
Pre-dreadnought British vs Russians and Germans

It wouldn't be Friday at Enfilade without Thunderboats

A demo game of Test of Honor

Saturday Games
Saturday morning I ran my Captain’s Edition: Harpoon game (which you can read about in this post), so I only got a handful of photos from the morning. But here are other photos from Saturday.
Battle of Trebia
Canvas Eagles WWI Air

Car Wars auto-duel arena

Jousting action

Island of the Crocodile God
Conquistador raiding party attacks the Aztecs

Battle of Hastings

Napoleonic Battle of Eckmul

More Martians!

More Napoleonics

A Pike and Shotte game

The Canadians get ready to head over the top at Vimy Ridge

Austria vs Bavaria Black Powder battle

Conquistadors attack Aztec pyramids 

Harpoon Battle in the Maldives
Imjin War battle
Barsoom Rescue
Search for the Holy Grail

Wild West shootout

Mongols vs. Russians Lion Rampant game

Sunday Games
On Sunday morning, Kevin and I ran our 13 Days goes Hot (yes, it is a lame title, but I could think of anything catchy when I was filling out the event form) Cuban Missile Crisis game. But I did grab a few photos of the other games.
Convoy along the Mohawk, French and Indian War

Gnome Wars!

It wouldn't be Sunday morning without a trip to the Luminous Toad

Pulp Alley - Casablanca game

Star Fleet Call to Arms

A reprise of the Tarawa game

That’s all the photos for this year. I obviously didn't get photos of all the games, but I hope you like what is here. Overall the games were a lot of really great looking games this year.