I had less time than usual to tour the convention snapping shots of interesting looking games, but I did still manage to take quite a few photos of other games.
At least the third year that Joe Swartz has has run his series of different games on the same massive terrain boards. I have watched him set up, take down, and run some of them each year. This one is Hadrian’s Wall. Good stuff, and much better lighting this year in the foyer to the Ballroom.
"Dried Corn and Swampfoot" - Even without the troops this terrain is very appealing,
Islawanda in 15mmm. David Burton ran this big game at least three times right near our games; it deservedly won a PELA award.
There is a nice write up of the game here.
I believe this is DAK and Dragons 2.0, with another PELA award visible. The zone in the foreground is presumably a dungeon/temple complex.
Zone 1 - North African Desert.
Zone 2 - jungle and Egyptian ruins in a ? hidden valley.
A few prehistoric creatures too, it seems!
A very large, elaborate Necromunda table.
Lots of ships!
The siege of St. Elmo (Malta), 1655.
Ottoman heavy guns bombard the Fort, held by the Knights of St John and the local Maltese.
Of course there's no way our own Ken Baggaley could resist such a game! Another well earned PELA award was given to Doug for this one.
28 mm Sash and saber figures were used.
I believe this fine game won Best of Show, so presumably it was as fun to play as it was pretty to look at!
Note the waterfall!
Some shots from the HAWKS room - a Napoleopnic skirmish game in the Peninsula.
10mm American Civil War - The Battle of Chaffin's Farm, 29 Sept 1864.
I believe this is Hares before the Eagle, run by Brian Cantwell.
One of a number of 15 mm Napoleonic games with ESR, played in the hotel lobby.
Close up, unfortunately quite blurry. Those little men must have been moving really fast!
The terrain in the Ancients competition seemed better than past years, but I only had time to taker a shot of the Return of the Trojan Bunny. Elmer, you'd better check the Fuddland arsenal for missing bunnies...