Friday, July 30, 2010

Historicon Pictures

Hi Kids, Here are some snaps from H-con, I didn't play in all these games but they sure looked interesting. We've got downtown Somalia (the Blackhawk is still up!), Pulp blimps facing off, Duke Siegfried's Islandawana/ Rorke's Drift, and a modern Congo 4 way game set in 2003. I'd like to point out that modern games are my new favorite. 3 of the 4 games I played at the con were set from 1975 to 2003. Not only are they fun, but it's positively scary how good my dice are in moderns! Usually my die rolls are worth about as much as a bucket of cold farts on a rainy day, but I'm here to tell you (and my opponents all agreed) my dice were vermillion plasma HOT! It was almost embarrassing! The only conclusion I can come to is: God/Fate/Kharma/Mother Nature/Darwin is telling me to keep playing modern games! I've set one up for this weekend, 25mm US vs. Somalis using Iron Ivan's "Seek Out, Close With, and Destroy." Now all we have to do is see who shows up to play.
By the way, that red explosion in the Congo game is the fuel drums going up. There was only one enemy guy hiding there, but it just seemed too Hollywood an opportunity to pass up. The AK's didn't get him, but the RPG did.


sonsoftaurus said...

There's certainly a lot of possibilities for modern stuff. Like pulp, but with a higher ROF.

I think Angola would be a good setting for confusing skirmish stuff. Different local factions plus Cubans and South Africans. A bit in a book about the KGB I just read demonstrates how messed up it was, "Ironically, the MPLA" (the communists) "was forced to use Cuban troops to defend American oil installations from UNITA attack" (UNITA being the US-backed rebels).

ColKillgore said...

The better one is when Executive Outcomes hired by MPLA had ex south african army mercs defending the oil wells against their former compatriots UNITA.

That is Africa, in my book.

Chuckaroobob said...

I'm going to have to buy more African fighters! And paint my Russians! And buy some Brits! And paint my French Foreign Legion! And paint my T-72's! And finish my Cape Buffalo herd!

I'm sure you get the idea.

Kenshinzo 7 said...

Yeah Chuck! More African's.