I did day trips on Friday and Saturday of last week to Historicon.
On the first day I took my daughter and we arrived right around 1pm. We immediately went over to The Guild game that Brad Jancik was running. Because he was short players my daughter and I took a command. We ran the Christian militia. Militia were under gunned in comparison to our main opposition, the Govt. backed Mercenary force. We took heavy losses from his helicopter before downing it. We managed to complete two of our objectives: capturing a group of civilians and defending the shanty town. This along with the destruction of a T-72 and two AC attacking the shanty town gave us enough points to come in second in the game. Maybe our battle cry worked “Don’t shoot we are just missionaries!”
After the game we made a concerted effort to find WWI Wings of War airplanes. We had almost no luck until we found Cotton Jim’s booth. There my daughter was able to find two fighters (Sopwith Snipes) and five fighter/bombers. We will definitely be back as his prices were excellent.
We left around 5pm as my daughter had camp in the morning. I did not bring my camera so I did not get any photos on the first day.
I picked up my friend Jim early in the morning and we drove to Fredericksburg through a light shower. We registered and did some shopping. I picked up a handful of magazines including eight copies of Practical Wargamer, recent copies of Miniature Wargames, Miniature Wargames Illustrated and one old Courier. I also picked up a box of the Strelets-R Russian WWI Army in winter uniform. These will become with some knife work cossack light infantry for my RCW project. I also picked up some inexpensive terrain items from Acheson creations. A nice selection of tires, barrels and the like that will work well for both my AK-47 and modern projects. Much of the remainder of the day was spent hanging out with Jim and Sean with whom we had lunch. I also picked up an RSM grenadier at the paint and take. I thought he came out okay and at some point I may pick up some to expand my Spencer Smith Project.
I took some photos of games that I enjoyed.