I hit Historicon again this year and had a blast. Pics after the jump!
I played a number of games. One of my favorites was a crazy zombie apocalypse in Jerusalem, while aliens, space ships, "rebels" and special forces battled it out to secure meteorite shards before night falls.
|At one point I was sniping with an anti-tank missile from the top of a building, |
trying to knock out a tank covered in zombies. Awesome.
|I finished the game with a captured flying saucer which used its tractor beam to snag a truck with meteorite shards and a wayward, homesick alien inside which I dropped atop my secured high rise.|
War of 1812I also got to play in Miles Reidy's War of 1812 game. Brits and Americans, Indians, French and Portuguese, ships, cannons, betrayals and fierce hand to hand fighting! Loved it! Miles used a variation of Longstreet, with special action cards unique to the War of 1812. It made for a really fun convention system I'm eager to adapt to a period I have figures for.
|Look at this tall ship. GORGEOUS.|
|Brits take and scuttle the American warship|
|Assaulting the fort|
Barry Hilton's "Commander of Sallies"I also had a chance to play in a Beneath the Lily Banner game, GMed by Barry Hilton and on terrain created by Quindia Studios. Such a great game!
|Buildings by Tabletop World. I have the windmill... looks like I need to pick up the bridge too!|
|My cavalry on their way to assault the bridge.|
|I really liked the "stripes" on the flags that simulated rippling fabric.|
|My cavalry made it across the bridge into our objective zone, but then got surrounded and gunned down by skirmishers. oops!|
|Our final push to take the far side of the river, before being repulsed by the stubborn defenders.|
The RestI also tried to wander and take pics of all the other great games going on during the convention.
|Down by not out. This "All Quiet on the Martian Front" game was run several times during the convention.|
|Steam tanks hunting martians|
|The Chicago Way board.|
|The Chicago Way|
|The Chicago Way|
|Huge board, perhaps 20 feet long. Really striking in person.|
|Really good looking pulp Lovecraftian game.|
|Tea lights gave the encroaching fog an eerie glow.|
|The Victorian musical game. 18 players! Standing room only! |
Based on the cheers it sounded like the players had lots of fun!
|Lord of the Rings naval battle I believe.|
|This Blue Max game even had cool player aids|
|hunted by cave men.|
A great convention. Looking forward to the next!