Additional Pictures from the HAWKs room at Fall In 2015

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Dave helping a couple of players with Combat Patrol

Dave helping a couple of players with Combat Patrol

I ran five games at Fall In and helped Dave run another game, so I didn’t have as much time to wander around and take pictures as I usually try to do.    Below are some pictures of games that I and other HAWKs ran.

I ran a 10mm Fate of Battle game of the battle at Reichenbach in May 1813.  This was a scenario I found on the Web.  I was looking for a good six-player game.  I wasn’t sure I would get too many players at 0900 on Friday, but the game was full.  The French outnumbered the Russians 2:1 in infantry but had parity in cavalry.  While both sides had about the same number of batteries, the Russian guns were bigger and had greater ranges.  The scenario went very well, I think, and all the players had an exciting time — even the guy whose cavalry broke and ran as a result of the Russian guns on the central ridge.

The fighting begins to get heavy during my Reichenback (1813) Fate of Battle game

The fighting begins to get heavy during my Reichenback (1813) Fate of Battle game

French columns begin to mass against the Russian right during my Reichenback (1813) Fate of Battle game

French columns begin to mass against the Russian right during my Reichenback (1813) Fate of Battle game

The Russians establish their defense of the central ridge French columns begin to mass against the Russian right during my Reichenback (1813) Fate of Battle game

The Russians establish their defense of the central ridge French columns begin to mass against the Russian right during my Reichenback (1813) Fate of Battle game

Jim ran his ever popular six-player Saga game in which the opposing sides are trying to gather loot from a small village.  I didn’t hear who won, but all the players were engaged and having fun.  A couple even showed up for another Saga game on Sunday morning.

Jim's Saga game

Jim’s Saga game

Jim's Saga game

Jim’s Saga game

Zeb ran a 28mm Winter War game using my old Beer and Pretzels Skirmish rules.  I’ve been busy with other projects, so I haven’t put BAPS on the table in quite some time.  It was nice to see this oldie but goodie in action again.  I heard that the Russian tank was knocked out early.  Zeb used the Winter War Kickstarter figures from Baker Company a few years ago.  Apparently he is one of the few people who actually received his figures.  I haven’t gotten mine, which is the only Kickstarter that has stiffed me.

Zeb's Finland 1939 Winter War game using Beer and Pretzels Skirmish

Zeb’s Finland 1939 Winter War game using Beer and Pretzels Skirmish

Zeb's Finland 1939 Winter War game using Beer and Pretzels Skirmish

Zeb’s Finland 1939 Winter War game using Beer and Pretzels Skirmish

Zeb's Finland 1939 Winter War game using Beer and Pretzels Skirmish

Zeb’s Finland 1939 Winter War game using Beer and Pretzels Skirmish

The HAWKs ran a series of “urban” scenarios with different rules and set in different time periods all weekend.  All of the terrain came from Don’s collection.  Most of the buildings were Miniature Building Authority with a few Crescent Root ones.

Eric ran a Napoleonic game with his Continental System rules.

Eric's Napoleonic game using his Continental System rules

Eric’s Napoleonic game using his Continental System rules

Dave ran a 28mm ancients game using Fate of Battle.  The scenario was a Roman Civil War battle with the potential for auxiliaries to change sides during the game.

Dave's 28mm ancients game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Dave’s 28mm ancients game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Dave's 28mm ancients game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Dave’s 28mm ancients game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Duncan and I set up the same scenario to be run twice, once with Command Decision and once with Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII.  The scenario was written for Command Decision, so I had to interpret the order of battle.  It was interesting to see how Command Decision and Look, Sarge approach the same issues from different perspectives but achieve similar results.  The scenario, The Ride of the Wielkopolska Brigade, had German armor trying to hold a town against Polish cavalry.  All this German infantry was on the other side of the table and didn’t arrive until late in the game.  This made it very difficult for Duncan’s tanks and AT guns to hold out against determined cavalry action.

An early view of my Poland 1939 game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

An early view of my Poland 1939 game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

The Poles advancing during my Poland 1939 game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

The Poles advancing during my Poland 1939 game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

The fighting begins to heat up as the Poles push their way toward the town.

The fighting begins to heat up as the Poles push their way toward the town.

Chris ran his Bear Yourselves Valiantly Lizardman Island game

Chris and his Lizardman island game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Chris and his Lizardman island game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Chris and I helped Dave run a double blind game of Creighton Abrams rushing to relieve Bastogne.  He used Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII.  The spotting rules for LSNC really lend themselves to double blind games.  After the convention, I received an Email from one of the players thanking Dave for such an exciting and suspenseful experience.  I really enjoy double blind games, but they take twice as much terrain and several game masters to pull them off.

Early in the game on the German side of the Bastogne double-blind game.

Early in the game on the German side of the Bastogne double-blind game.

Chris observing the Bastogne double blind game

Chris observing the Bastogne double blind game

The German side of the Bastogne double blind game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

The German side of the Bastogne double blind game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

The American side of the Bastogne double blind game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

The American side of the Bastogne double blind game using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII

Tank ran his impressive-looking ancient game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly.

Tank's Romans vs. Carthaginians game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Tank’s Romans vs. Carthaginians game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Tank's Romans vs. Carthaginians game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

Tank’s Romans vs. Carthaginians game using Bear Yourselves Valiantly

A close shot of Tank's ancient troops for Bear Yourselves Valiantly

A close shot of Tank’s ancient troops for Bear Yourselves Valiantly

One of the urban games featured goblins and other bad guys attacking Santa’s workshop.  This one attracted young gamers as well as a few moms.

Santa's Workshop game in the city with GASLIGHT

Santa’s Workshop game in the city with GASLIGHT

Santa's Workshop game in the city with GASLIGHT

Santa’s Workshop game in the city with GASLIGHT

There were many other great games in the HAWKs room that I neglected to photograph.  Greg won an award for his Dr. Who game on the urban table.  Mike and Patrick Byrne ran a couple of Force on Force modern games.  Geoff ran his ever-popular Lego pirates game.  Dave ran a 25mm fantasy game. Eric ran his fantasy Blood and Swash game Sunday morning while I was running my Roman Circus chariot race game.  I had a pretty good convention.  All of my games were full, and the players seemed to have a good time.

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One thought on “Additional Pictures from the HAWKs room at Fall In 2015

  1. Nice job wish I could have come!

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