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Showing posts from July, 2012

Convention Season 2012

Just wanted to post info on a few upcoming conventions happening in my area.

GuadaComaCon 2012, August 18, 2012 - This is a one-day convention in beautiful New Braunfels, Texas. Fellow blogger DesertScribe is the host for this mini-con. Events include a spaceship miniatures game hosted by DesertScribe (see a previous game by the Scribe), a homegrown fantasy minis game run by Hill Cantons, and Ed from Two Hour Wargames will run a ground based sci-fi minis called 5150: Star Army.

FoWSA 2012, September 15th, 2012 - A Flames of War tournament here in San Antonio. Hosted by Biff Coon. This is the seventh year for FoWSA and it has always had great attendance! Bring a 1500pt Mid or Late War army. First two rounds are shortened to just 750pts so a flexible army will do best.

MillenniumCon 2012, November 9-11, 2012- The Premier Miniature Wargame convention in Texas, held each year in Austin. Hosted by Lone Star Historical Miniatures. The events are varied across genre and game styles. Has a great…

Flying Lead & Red Sand, Blue Sky

Not much game activity has been going on lately.  Chip, Grant and myself tried out the game Flying Lead.  It is a variant of the Song of Blades and Heroes ruleset but changes were made to accomodate a more modern setting.  The ruleset can handle many settings from Old West to Near-Future.  Clearly, this means that slug-throwers rather than swords and shields are the primary weapons. We played two games and I felt some satisfaction with the rulesset.  Enough so, that I would like to try the game again.  Sadly, I didn't take any photos of that game.

However, I was digging through the photo archives today and found some photos of a game of Red Sand, Blue Sky, the Gladiator combat game by Two Hour Games.  This game took place back in early May 2012 with Chip, Blake, and Blake's son Hunter.

I don't remember the details of the game we played.  I can recall that I had a good time.  The rules were simple but not so much that it became simplistic. The characters are broken up into …

National WWII Museum and Korean Tank Assault

My wife and I recently took a trip to the wonderful city of New Orleans. If anyone is considering a vacation I highly recommend New Orleans. The city is dynamic and fun. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars. Plus, the history of the city is fascinating! My wife and I were treated to a great tour of the city by our aunt and uncle who lived nearby. It was a wonderful trip.

The most exciting place we visited (well, for me anyway) was the National World War II museum. If you have any interest in historical miniatures, then this museum should be on your short list of places to see.

Our visit to the museum started when we stepped into the wonderfully air conditioned main hall. The hall housed some impressive hardware. There were some restored vehicles parked in line just inside the doors. They included a Stuart tank, a Sherman tank, a Willys Jeep, a half-tracked vehicle, and several versions of the Higgins boats.

Hanging from the ceiling were a restored P-51 Mustang, a C-47 cargo …