Tag Archive | Salamis ad Actium

Barrage 2013

On Saturday I made the trip to the HAWKS annual one-day mini con, BarrageI know the HAWKS from games at the HMGS cons (as well as knowing Buck Surdu for a long time), so was expecting a quality event and I weas not disappointed.  It was a great time and well worth the two hour drive over and back.

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Roman Ships Going to Barrage Gaming Day

The Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers (HAWKS) are hosting their annual gaming day, Barrage, on September 14 this year in Havre de Grace, MD. The HAWKS are a great bunch of guys and put on a host of very entertaining and visually impressive games at the HMGS conventions each year.  This years games run the gamut from ancients to sci-fi and include a number of kid friendly games.

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Historicon 2008 – Rule Britannia!

I ran a Roman Naval game at Historicon this year using my collection of 1/300 paper ships from Hotz Artworks. The scenario was a clash between navies of the Roman Empire and those of the rebellious general Carausius and his Frankish allies. Read More…

Romans Seas – Piracy Patrol

After a couple of months of cutting, folding, gluing, and painting 6mm marines, I had enough stuff together for a first game using my Roman Seas ships. The scenario was nothing fancy: A couple of Roman squadrons intercepting a couple of pirate squadrons and their Saxon allies. Since our main goal was to learn the rules I will use at Historicon, the two fleets pretty much went right after each other (which is the most likely situation in a con game, regardless of any other victory conditions the referee might set).

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Historicon ’08 PEL Available

The Preliminary Event List for Historicon ’08 has been released and is available for download at the Historicon website. I’m running three games this year.

Eye for an Eye: Markham Valley (New Guinea), Sept. 1943

T-278 Thurs. 7 PM, 4 hrs, 8 players

F-279 Fri. 11 AM, 4 hrs, 8 players

WWII 1/285 micro, Rules: Check Your Six!
Gen. MacArthur, Gen. Kenney (commander of the Fifth Air Force in New Guinea), and Gen. Vassey (commander of the Australian 7th Inf Div) are on a brass hat flight to observe the parachute drop into the Markham Valley. Historically flight went off without a hitch, but what if Japanese had learned of the general’s flight? The Imperial Japanese Army Air Force sends out its best to take revenge on the Americans for the assassination of Admiral Yamamoto earlier that year.

Rule Britannia! – English Channel, 289 AD

S-277 Sat. 1 PM, 4 hrs, 8 players

Ancients 6mm, Rules: Salamis ad Actium
The rebel Carausius has seized the Roman fleet in Gaul and established an independent empire in Britain. The Roman emperor in the west, Maximian, has constructed a new fleet and sallied forth from the Rhine river to defeat the rebels and reconquer Britain. Can the experienced sailors of Carausius’ fleet defeat the Romans and maintain their sovereignty? Take command a squadron of liburnians and fight for control of the waters around Britain. Ramming Speed!