Saturday, July 25, 2015

Historicon 2015 Pictures Part One

Hi Kids,  Once again I've made the pilgrimage to the Holiest of Holies, Historicon!  And once again had a bucket o fun!  There were about 500 games put on at Fredericksburg, VA, so I'd like to recommend that everyone make the trip next year.  It'll still be there in 2016, but after that who knows?  I personally think the backlash from the Long Island etc gamers will move it to someplace like Iceland just to spite us lads from south of the Mason-Dixon line, but I might be wrong....

In the meantime, here are some pictures I took of all the action.

 Here we have some shots of a D-Day game in 15mm.

 Not sure I'd be leading the charge with M7 Priests, but you never know.  It's a pretty big gun after all!  Maybe those Huns are just being sneaky.  Ya gotta watch 'em every minute!

 The new Big naval Star Wars game was out in force.  That new rebel Assault Frigate looks way cool!  I've played the game a couple times, and it looks like a winner.
 World Famous Bruce from RDU has some up with a Coral Sea game that looks groovy!  Hope you don't have to move each cloud individually.

 My Thursday game was Check Your Six Jet Age, as the F-8 Gunfighters jumped our NV MiG-21's.  Three MiG's were shot down and only one F-8, but since I'm the one MiG pilot who shot down an enemy plane and survived too, I declared it an intellectual victory!

 Afterburners!  Feel the need for speed!
 Sweet looking terrain!  And all the bulk of 25mm, the One True Scale!
 Beautiful jungle rugged terrain!
 25mm game of Joe Hack ancients, about 6 x 25 feet table!  You boys ain't getting to the pub before last call!
 There was a large presence of zombies this year.  There goes the (25mm) neighborhood!
 Dropzone Commander was evident as well.  This is always a sweet looking setup!  I finally weakened and bought the rulebook.  It's just to awesome to avoid.
 The Miniature Building Authority had another excellent set up, this table was in use for assorted scenarios throughout the con.   I played in the Desert Breeze scenario.
Fire and Fury in 25mm.  Get the lead out!
 Looks like Geohex terrain.  Nifty!
 Groovy map for this 1/285 WW2 Aviation game!

 It's the Siege of Swein Forkbeard's Castle in 15mm!
 Remember those old Star Blazers cartoons?  Give the Gamalons what's coming to them while belting out the themesong to the show!  "Ourrrrrr Starrrrrrrrr Blazerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs!"
 I always dug the Earth Defense Force ships!  Just too sexy!
 A really big shoot-em-up with the Star Wars lads!  Why is the Assault Frigate guaranteed sexy?  Because John hates the damn thing!  What more do you need to know?
 25mm Nappies using Field of Battle!  One of the biggest games of the con!

 "Wings of Glory" for WW1 Aviation!  Beautiful stuff!
 "Sail and Steam" navies duke it out!
 Divine intervention as the hands just keep coming!
 "Sword Beach", one of the Big setups this year.  D-Day in 20mm!

 Oh yeah, these guys mean business!
 The Tyhoon is just a sweet plane!  If one is good, two is better!
 25mm The Sword and The Flame for Roy's Hererro German Southwest Africa game!
 "Iron & Fire" for more Naval action!
 "Luftwaffe 1946" as the huge strategic bombers come in for a run over the target!
A shot of the Combat Results Table from the Joe Hack ancients game.  It's not always about handfuls of D6!  Reminds me of WRG 5th!  Yeah baby!

Stay tuned for more pictures in a couple days!

1 comment:

Simon Quinton said...

Great pics thanks for sharing them!