Gen Con 50- a miniature gamers day (pic heavy)

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August 23, 2017 by wargamerchris

I spent a good six hours today at Gen Con 50 – what a great day!

I took a bunch of pics, played two games and bought stuff…
First son shots from the vendor hall – fantasy flight Star Wars X-Wing, Armada releases:

A new game which caught our eye – mythological/ fantasy gladiatorial combat game:

Here is a fortress wall from 4 ground for their fabled realms range.  The walls look right for a range of periods and the dimensions felt very usable for ancients to medieval.  Very nice piece and their booth was exceedingly busy.  I bought this one in a moment of weakness. – it weighed 15 pounds!  Check it out on their site.

Another one that caught our attention was Academy Games 878 Vikings.  Map board, miniatures, interesting mechanics – good stuff!  Bought it.

Mantic had their Walking Dead All-out-war demo up – Inplayed asbRick Grimes and lost….  the boys played each other a couple days later and really enjoyed it.

A caravan game with miniatures – May be tempting.

Saga tables looked very nice.



This Mordheim table caught our eye.


I will add some Sunday photos time permitting.

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Wargame Rules

Rules I’m gaming with now:

Lions Rampant/ Dragons Rampant
Black Powder
Age of Eagles/ Age of Valor/ Fire and Fury
Force on Force/ Ambush Alley/ Ambush Z!
Hail Caesar
Command Decision: Test of Battle
Battles for Empire 2
Pride of Lions
The Sword and the Flame

Rules I’m Considering:

Sword and Spear/ Sword and Spear Fantasy
Regimental Fire and Fury
Open Combat
Chain of Command
Sharpe Practice 2
Wilderness Wars
Test of Honour
Field of Battle
Pike and Shotte (Warlord)
General de Armee (TFL)
Flames of War – Vietnamese/ WW2

Rules I still need to find to make my life better:

15mm Napoleonic mass battles rules (holy grail)
15mm War of the Spanish Succession mass battle rules
15mm Zombie mass battle rules


Command Decision Test of Battle Forum:

Din of Battle:

Henry Hyde’s Site:

Dan Mersey – author of a couple of rules sets we like:


Miniature Addiction:

Wasatch Front HMGS (Journals):


Big Force on Force (Great modern gaming)

Last Stand Dan:


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