Fall-In: Saturday Morning In the HAWKs Room

Chris Palmer     In the HAWKs room,the action began early Saturday morning at Fall-In with a room full of games and gamers.  Here are a few photos of some of the games

An overview of the room

     I was scheduled to help Buck Surdu and Dave Wood run their double-blind Road to Bastogne game, using 6mm figures and “Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII” rules.   This was a lot of fun to watch, as gamers play very differently when they don’t have the 1000 ft general ability, and know here all the enemy troops are located.

Buck Surdu, in dark blue shirt, gives the rules briefing to the players

      The game set-up was American forces pushing as quickly as possible down the road to Bastogne to relieve the trapped troops in the city.  The Germans have defenders along the road to stop them.

American forces, move cautiously towards their unseen foe

     The Americana pushed across their entire frontage and were never able to achieve a breaktrough; as the Germans continually melted back into the woods as soon as they were spotted and engaged, only to set up another defensive line a little further back.  In the end, the game was a German victory.

A look at the two identical tables for the double-blind game

  Also being run Saturday morning was Kurt Schlegel’s Assault on Santa’s Village game, using GASLIGHT rules.  This was a crowd favorite with both the kids and parents alike; and it was often standing-room only around the table..

GM, Kurt Schlegel, in yellow shirt, helps one of the young players.

Goblins and evil snowmen move across the town square of Santa’s village

   Another Saturday morning game was  James “Tank” Nickle’s Battle of Pydna 22 June 168 BC, using 10mm figures and “Bear Yourselves Valiantly” rules.

GM, James “Tank” Nickle, in blue t-shirt, helps answers a player’s question

Another look at the forces engaged in the Battle of Pydna

      Also on the schedule was Kevin Fischer’s Clash at the River game using 12mm figures and “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Gravity Front” rules.

GM, Kevin Fischer, in tan shirt, discusses the game with one of his players

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