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Other Games at Fall In 2011

| October 30, 2011

Attendance at Fall In 2011 was hampered by sleet and snow that began early Saturday morning, which kept away many of the “day trip” attendees.  There were many good games to play that got no players and had to be taken down, because there weren’t enough players.  In the HAWKs room, we rarely have a [...]

The HAWKs 1000 at Fall In 2011

| October 30, 2011

This year is the 100th anniversary of a number of key events, including the first outboard motor, the discovery of the South Pole, the first car race across the Texas desert, and an early balloon race.  This convention also saw the 1000th convention game run by the HAWKs in the past 10 years.  We decided, [...]

Captain America by GASLIGHT

| October 30, 2011

One of the games I ran at Fall In this weekend was Captain America by GASLIGHT, in which Captain America and his strike team conduct a raid to blow up many of Hydra’s advanced weapons.  These tanks came from Indiana Jones play sets that were available at Disney World a few years ago. In this [...]

LSNC Napoleonics at JJ Con

| October 26, 2011

Every year a bunch of us — mostly buddies from high school — get together in North Carolina to game for a weekend.  It’s like the old days.  We game all day and into the wee hours.  Then we get up and do it again.  This weekend we played 14 games between Friday morning and [...]

10mm Grenzers

| October 2, 2011

I’ve been continuing to build up my Austrian army for Fall In.  This weekend, I finished painting five battalions of Austrian Grenzers. Like most of my 10mm collection, these are Old Glory.  Most of the Old Glory figures come in five-figure strips.  I like that.  Jaegers and Grezners are individually mounted.  In this case, I [...]