Friday, July 19, 2013

Historicon 2013: Thursday

Day one down, with lots more gaming to do. Before turning in I thought I'd throw the photos I managed to snag up on the web for those of you who are unable to attend. Check them out after the jump.

I played a pair of Rick Priestly inspired games today: Hail Caesar and Pike & Shot.

My Romans getting trounced by German barbarians

Ikko Ikki monks
My Ikko Ikki monks didn't make much of an impression in battle, but I did get to chat with Mark (I hope I remembered his name correctly) from Earth383 games and comics, whose monks managed to destroy and route a good portion of the enemy samurai. Good guy, go play games at his store :)

When not rolling dice I tried to scope out nearby games. Some of the wives got into it and started roving about, snapping pics themselves. Lots of impressive games this year!

Wargames Illustrated "Little Roundtop"

The Little Roundtop game flown in by Wargames Illustrated. Excellent terrain, beautiful figures. Really impressive in person.

Young Frankenstein

Sponsored by Miniature Building Authority, this was a massive table, a large gothic castle dominating one end, with villagers and ghoulies duking it out in the village below. Lots of players, an engaged GM and seemed to folks were having a ton of fun.

"All Quiet on the Martian Front"

Architects of War had demo table set up with their new War of the Worlds game.

Battlestar Galactica

Some friends of mine are attending their first wargaming con. For their very first command they happened to be given the battlestars Galactica and Pegasus. They had a great time and emerged victorious.

More Pics

I only had time to snap a few photos as I passed by. There's just too much to see here!


Eastern Front, 28mm

Eastern Front, 28mm

Eastern Front, 28mm
28 Days Later, featuring 400 zombies!

28 Days Later, was very popular. We're already planning to sign up for it when it's run at Fall In!

Fantasy naval game, home rules. My friends played, had lots of fun with this.

Struggle for Europe and Asia. Takes 20-40 hours to play. That's nuts.


These guys seemed to know their way around Battlefront's rules.

Massive Indian Wars game. Look how happy these people are.
Lots of hoots and yells from this crew, seemed to be having fun!

Indian Wars
That's it for tonight. Full schedule tomorrow, hope I have better luck with the dice on Friday!


  1. That is so awesome. Thank you for sharing pics.

    I'm very interested in your thoughts on the samurai p&w game. I saw it on the schedule (I'm not there) and wanted to see how that was played. Thoughts?

    Other tables look so good. Neat to see the smiles.

    And that zombie table is fun with that massive horde.

  2. Great coverage. Thanks!

    I'd love to have that Little Roundtop table. have no idea where I'd put it though! =]

  3. Fantastic post! Thank you so much for taking the time to upload your images. Always inspiring to see what other people are playing and the skill and creativity that goes into our hobby. Cheers, Matthew.

  4. Very nice. Thanks for sharing the pictures!