|Blurry Pic Battle of Maida, 1806 Shako II Game!|
|Note the long line for people registering. That line snaked through a hallway and into a reception room. I will ALWAYS register online. My combined wait was about 3 minutes...|
This game, at least to me, looked like a MASSIVE Hail of Fire game compared to my basement games. Brandon was able to coach the players through and I was very impressed that they all stayed for the entire time which is good thing! I think it speaks volumes about his rules.
I also had a selfish motive here as I wanted to watch the players go through revealing hidden units and I got alot out of it.
|Brandon F (blue shirt) coaching some newbs through a Hail of Fire turn|
|Note the clean lines of troops, almost taken out of a painting of the era. I really love the narrative that these rules produce. They are wholly unlike any other rules set out there. David has really produced something that is genuinely unique.|
In the vendor hall, I found someone who had an entire wall of flowers for decorating scenery and terrain. I had to take a picture for my wife, who actually chided me for not buying some... how many flowers does a wargaming base need??
|Dave F talking to his former opponent on the Kursk battlefield!|
I bought some painted 15mm Bavarians and Brunswickers to round out my collection of painted figs for the upcoming CCN games and the ESR 1809 battles.
Picked up the Version 4 of FoW for free, and of course got a CHinese Food container
So all in all, it was a great day where I saw plenty of familiar faces, which I'm finding out is a huge part of going to these conventions in the first place - to meet great, like minded people and play with toy soldiers for the day!
I will NOT be going to Historicon, but I do see a Fall In on the Horizon, and I'll probably be headed to the flea market again to sell my wares!