Games for Historicon 2016

Historicon returns to the Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center on July 14-17 this year.  This year’s theme is “Cavalry, Mounted warfare through the ages”.  Myself and a couple of my gaming buddies here in Winchester are making the trip and running a few games.

15mm Soviet Cavalry from Old Glory ready to march to Historicon

Friday at 9 AM Brett and Brian will be putting on a big Lion Rampant game.  Brian is custom building a bunch of terrain for the game and it should be a nice spectacle.

F-365 To the Walls of Damascus
Medieval; Length: 4 hrs; Hosted by: Brett Kite; Scale: 28mm; Rules:
Lion Rampant; No. of Players: 6.
After the fall of the Crusader state of Edessa in 1146, Pope Eugene
III called a Second Crusade to protect the threatened Christian
political presence in the Middle East. Will the Crusaders force their
way to the walls of the lightly fortified city of Damascus? Or will
the Muslim defenders drive these supposed besiegers away from
their ancient city. Young gamers welcome with an adult.

Saturday at 1 PM Brian and I will be putting on a Battlegroup: Barbarossa game to go with the convention theme.  I painted up a bunch of Soviet cavalry a while back, but have had limited chances to use it.  80 or so Soviet cavalrymen charging across the fields of Belorussia should make for a unique WWII game.

S-251 Red Raiders Ride – near Bobruisk, Belorussia, July 1942
World War II; Length: 4 hrs; Hosted by: Brian Lipscomb; Scale:
15mm; Rules: Battlegroup: Bararossa; No. of Players: 8.
Following their victories at the frontier, German Army Group
Central presses on to Smolensk. To buy time, Stavka orders the
Soviet 21st Army to attack the southern German flank. In support,
Soviet Cavalry are to raid deep into the German rear area, disrupting
logistics. The panzer divisions at the front need ammunition, fuel,
and replacement infantry. Can the Soviet Cavalry stop this vital
flow or is this yet another futile foray by horse cavalry in a new
mechanical age?

Saturday at 7 PM I will be back for a reprise of this Check Your 6! Jet Age scenario that I ran at Historicon a couple of years ago (during the blog’s dark hiatus).  It’s an interesting clash and looks great with the nice 1/200 aircraft from Armaments in Miniature.

S-243 CY6! Jet Age – Breaking the Sabre – Over Chamb, Kashmir, September 3, 1965
Modern; Length: 4 hrs; Hosted by: Brian Cantwell; Scale: 1/200;
Rules: Check Your 6! – Jet Age; Sponsor: Fights On! (www.fightsonstore.
com); No. of Players: 6.
The Indian Air Force called the diminutive Folland Gnat the Saber
Slayer and in the early days of the 1965 conflict seven IAF Gnats
ambush two Pakistani Sabres with an F-104 flying top cover. It’s
cannons versus missiles as players strive for air superiority in this
scenario from the Crisis in Kashmir!scenario book for Check Your
6! Jet Age. Young gamers welcome with adult

Hope to see you there.

 

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