Daily Archives: August 30, 2016

Dreamland Drive-In


For my birthday my kids bought me this kit from Powered Play Gaming.  It took me a little while to assemble the kit, paint it, and decorate it.  It was designed as a billboard.  I decided to convert it into a drive-in theater screen for my town of Granville I use for my Pulp games.

You can see a little more in this video:  IMG_2942

I used the technique shown on this Web page to create the rust effect.

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The HAWKs Want Your Children


The HAWKs are well-known for running many children’s games at various HMGS conventions.  We also run the Armies for Kids Giveaway games that have been blogged about on our club blog and on TMP.  In the Armies for Kids Giveaway, we present the kids who participate in the game with two armies, rules, dice, and terrain bits so that they can go home and show their buddies wargaming.

The Harford Area Weekly Kreigspeilers (HAWKs) are running Barrage on 30 September and 1 October.  We want you to bring your children and your children’s buddies to Barrage.  On the Barrage Web page you will see a number of games that are listed as “kid friendly” (those in purple).  More are being added daily.  We want to see a lot of kids at Barrage along with host of adults.

For 2o years Barrage has been an outstanding gaming day.  This year Barrage will be two days, Friday, 30 September, and Saturday, 1 October.  The HAWKs want to see your children at Barrage.

Come to Barrage.  Bring children.  Have a great time!

The HAWKs want your children at Barrage!

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Battleground at Cold wars

Don Hogge
Another post that languished in my drafts folder…..

At Cold Wars I hosted two Battleground WWII games.  The first was the Fight for St Manvieu.

The village of St Manvieu
The British attack (with my scratch built Crocodile trailer)
The Churchills move forward
More Churchills
And more…..
British attack the farm house complex
The Crocodile flamed the farm house and the infantry moved forward
The attack on the British left flank

The second game was titled: Bloody Maltot

Bloody Maltot
The village of Maltot, the British objective
Another view…
The British view of their objective
Another British view of their objective
The British attack commences
Supported by some unusually accurate artillery smoke
The British roll over the German outpost
I didn’t get any other pictures as I was too busy performing game master duties.  Both games went well and were great fun.

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NashCon 2016

Don Hogge
Finally got around to posting my pictures from NashCon 2016.  This was in my drafts folder and forgotten about – till now…..

My Battleground WWII Pacific Island Game
A view of the initial set-up
Another view
A close up view
An another view….

A bunker’s eye view….
The Marines approach the village
The Marine deployment
The Marines taking fire from the Japanese
Marines assault a Japanese position
Marine assault the bunker

The Game Master and half the players
A great looking Naval game

Another shot of the Naval game
An one more view….
My troops in Doc Dave’s WWI Trench Game
Doc Dave explaining the rules
Carnage in front of the trench
Combat Patrol game being played on same table, same scenario
Another view of the Combat Patrol game
A 15mm Battleground game set in Normandy
Great looking terrain
A view of the Kings of War tournament area
Another  view of the Kings of War tournament area
A view of the War Machine tournament area
A view of the 40K tournament area
A 20mm Battleground Game set in Russia
The German armor masses for the attack
An aerial recon photo…..
The fighting gets intense….

  NashCon is a great convention.  This was my third trip from Maryland – and all three trips have been great.  The few photos I’ve posted here doesn’t do the convention justice.  A lot of great looking games were hosted through the three day event.

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