I attended my first "CON" 2 weeks ago in Portland, Me. This is one of the two major wargaming conventions in New England (I am sure I am missing one in Connecticut), I have have heard many times that Huzzah is the premiere convention.
Unfortunately because of travel commitments, I could not drive up until Saturday afternoon so I missed at least half the convention. I really did not have a lot of time to look around as I committed to a pick-up game Saturday night and I had to put on a game for Sunday. I had a quick dash about, and before you knew it I was involved in a demo game of CoC put on by Eureka Miniatures.
The convention seemed quite busy, I really have nothing to compare it to, so there is little I can say about it. The hotel seemed nice, I stayed downtown so it was a bit of a drive. I found it a little confusing as it was spread out among several halls. I also wish the vendors were together, but all in all it was fun and if given a chance I will attend again.
Anyway I took a few snaps, really they are quite limited, but I thought I would post hem.
|Eureka had a great stand|
|I had not realized that they had Winter War Finns that looked quite nice, if I add any to my force I will get some of these.|
|Kurt from the Hobby Bunker as well as Ricky from Kingston Gamers played the CoC demo with me.|
|A very nice set up with a CigarBox mat.|
|First time I ever played Americans in CoC.|
|TFL was well represented.|
|One game I would of liked to play was this WWI variant of CoC. What a great terrain.|
|On to Saturday. Here is my friend Adam, I think he commanded the Prussians in the Struggle at Placenoit.|
|Here is the centre of the Battle of Waterloo with La Haie Sainte in the far ground.|
|Here is the French left flank the Struggle for Hougoumont.|
|This game was my responsibility, I brought all the terrain and figures, I think it looked pretty good.|
|Back to the centre action. The Boston Trained Bands, the club I belong to, put on the Battle of Waterloo.|
|The French Attack starts.|
|I think Rich, the club president had a pretty busy day. He is the chap with the baseball cap.|
|I really have no knowledge of the ruleset used, Black Powder, as I had not played it for about 3 years. Rich has an excellent knowledge of the ruleset and kept the game running.|
|We used the scenario for Hougomont straight out of the BP Albion Triumphant supplement.|
|It was really nice to see a table of full of my figures.|
|The French finally start to flank the allies.|
|It was closely fought, but the allies did a great job of holding off the much more numerous French Force.|
We are actually going to replay the battle this Saturday at the Hobby Bunker, I am looking forward to playing.