I'm uncomfortable playing table-top games with people I don't know so I usually don't game at conventions. I also only have Saturday to go to such festivities, so my main thing is to go and buy stuff. I found a load of good things at the bring-and-buy and sold a few things myself. (The con takes 10% of the proceeds of what you sold and funds a charity with it. I'm all for that since I consider bring-and-buy money to be "found money" anyway.)
Beth and I did walk around and watch the gaming and took photos of the ones we liked and there were some really good looking games at the con.
|Gaming the siege of Fort Erie.|
We've taken part in this reenacting event the past few years and always enjoy it. So we had to see this game!
|The British-Canadian forces are almost at the wall and some are already in the fort.|
|Such a great model of the fort. See that big cannon in the redoubt on the far left? That's where Andy and I stand during the night battle at the reenactment... as the infantry guard for the artillery piece there... usually a real 6-pounder!|
|An impressive number of attackers. Andy's son, Steven played part of the Crown forces in this game.|
In reenacting, he's usually with the 16th US Infantry.
|Ah! Austrians! My favourites!|
Artie Conlieff's Shako in 28mm using the large battalion option. I like this game although I use 15mm.
It was a welcome sight.
|The French opposing the Kaiserlichs.|
|Intense thought by the Russian command.|
|Such an impressive array!|
|Russian cuirassiers. The black thingie is a status marker. I don't know what the dice mean.|
|Lots of miniature horse-flesh|
|Success for the Whitecoats. From what I saw later, it was short-lived.|
|Bladensburg 1814 Not Shako but War of 1812/North American Napoleonics|
|Maryland Militia vs. British regulars|
I liked the look of this game.
|Back to Europe for another Napoleonic outing. Rules and sides unknown but fantastic visuals!|
|"They're out there somewhere! Do something constructive with your artillery!"|
|Such a pastoral scene -- makes you want to live there.|
|Canadian armour advancing with infantry as well. Kevin wondered why they deployed so far back.|
|The city sleeps, not knowing that gigantic terror awaits.|
|I've rarely seen street this deserted. Do they know something or is it summer holiday?|
|The dramatis personae line up for their introductions.|
|Mechgodzilla leaves a trail of destruction and dead rubber-suited actors in his wake.|
|The final battle ensues! Mothra and Mechgodzilla. Ack! The Tower is down! We'll NEVER get mobile reception now!|
|King Kong and some other gargantuan beastie fight/dance/tell secrets/end their date/whatever.|
|The Tower and the movable craters. The dingus in the bottom left corner is a nuclear reactor.|
Not in my backyard! Or across from my Mac's Milk!
|Property values are going to take a nose dive on Monday.|
|Beth caught me, Kevin, DJ, and Andy looting - um, checking out the bring-and-buy.|
Where else could I buy 50 Napoleonic French hussars for $5.00?
I'd like to offer my personal thanks and congratulation to the leadership and staff of Hot Lead for a job well done, even from a day-tripping scrounger like myself.
Oh, the best thing of the day? Andy bought a copy of Shako.
Vive l'Empereur! Hoch Hapsburg!