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Other Historicon Games

| July 12, 2011

There were many more HAWKs games than I managed to photograph, but these are a couple of interesting ones.  I thought, for instance, that I had taken more pictures of Todd’s kids’ games, but I guess I didn’t. A young HAWK who grew up playing games with us now runs her own games at the [...]

Deutschland and Dinosaurs

| July 12, 2011

Again using GASLIGHT, this scenario involved an American patrol moving to destroy the Nazi flying saucer.  Because it was made of a special new alloy, the Americans had to get next to it and destroy it with satchel charges. After nearly running over the German guard walking the road with his guard raptors, the first [...]

American Civil War by GASLIGHT

| July 12, 2011

This game used GASLIGHT, but without any of the Victorian science fiction elements.  It was called “Bridge Over Twisted Moose-Nose Run Near the Peach Orchard by the Wheat Field at the end of Devil’s Sunken Bloody Angled Lane.”  I wanted to include all those features that seem to exist in every ACW battle.  This scenario [...]

GASLIGHT Extravaganza at Historicon

| July 12, 2011

To commemorate the release of The GASLIGHT Compendium we wanted to run a really large GASLIGHT game.  We ran a Northwest Frontier by GASLIGHT game which featured British attacking to seize a Pathan hill fort, rescue Wee Willie Winkie, and recapture the Colossus left behind after the previous punitive expedition.  Robert Seitz scratch built the [...]

HAWKs Plastic Army for Kids Game

| July 12, 2011

The HAWKs sponsored two iterations of the Plastic Army for Kids project (see previous posts) at Historicon 2011.  All participants were supposed to be 10 or younger, and all of them received a Continental Army, a British Army, a ground cloth, a copy of Big Battles for Little Hands (donated by Phil Viverito of LMW [...]

Frogs Battle at Historicon 2011

| July 12, 2011

Once again my North American frogs took on Chris’ South American frogs — this time for control of the Suarian idol in the center of the table.  For this game, we used the new character sheets from The GASLIGHT Compendium.  I had also gotten an advance issue of a new figure in this line: frogs [...]

Plastic Soldier Project

| July 4, 2011

Previously I’ve posted about the plastic army man project for Historicon 2011.  Briefly, the HAWKs received a large batch of plastic AWI figures from the estate of Wally Simon.  Through a series of painting days, we block painted eight Continental armies and eight British Armies.  We are running two events at Historicon 11 for four [...]

Sammy Ran her First Wargame

| July 4, 2011

Sammy ran her first wargame on 2 July 11.  She used my Eureka toy soldiers and teddy bears.  She made all the terrain herself.  The windmill came unpainted from the craft store.  The roads and rivers were made from white foam painted with acrylics.  Note the defensive walls made from miniature blocks.  See the ones [...]