Catchy name, right? It's the product of me having enough hubris to call having ten friends over to play over the weekend a "convention" but not having enough imagination to name it after anything else than my home village. We assembled for the weekend for a series of miniature games, sauna and beer. The event was also the first time we've used my workshop/mancave as a playspace and I have to say it worked well. The space fits three individual 4*6 foot wargame tables with plenty of room left to move around the space and I think we can fit a 24*6 foot table in there if we're so inclined.
|The workshop converted as a playspace. There's still room for one more table but it was not needed this time.|
The theme of the weekend wasn't to play a big battle this time (unlike the previous time and before that) but to play a series of smaller, "standard" sized games. I think it was a good choice and I played a variety of different games (seven in total!) during the weekend.
|Battletech alpha strike on my work in progress scifi desert planet board. The weekend showed me that the board is actually quite versatile even though I designed the set just for 6mm scifi.|
|The "concrete slab" bases for urban areas work quite well for the amount of work needed to make them. Definitely better than just slapping down the buildings on the table.|
|We played three rounds of Battlegroup Kursk on three tables semi-simultaneously. I got to play with my recently finished Germans (I also shared my command with one player without miniatures). We got our asses handed to us in every round, naturally.|
|a German assault gun takes out a British tank in a 1945 scenario.|
|The desert table set up for a WW2 cityfight. The table shows just about all kinds of building bits we could scrape together but the result was satisfactory.|
|German defenders spot a Sherman approaching.|
|A Marder tank takes a direct hit.|
|The second game I played. Not enough anti-tank weapons in our list.|
|The 88 waits for the enemy armor to come in sight.|
|Aaand the third game. I admit, I did place that 88 in a position in which it was easy prey for the British infantry.|
|A 1500 point game of Warmaster. Orcs vs. Empire.|
|The Orcish cavalry wing performed admirably...|
|..but it's success was countered by Empire cavalry elsewhere. Another defeat for my permanent record.|
|A game of Trafalgar using Pirates of the Spanish Main ships.|
|The desert table transformed into a Western town for a drunken late night game of Legends of the Old West.|
|The Saloon keeper and his daughters look for a hidden treasure in the town.|
|A showdown on the thoroughfare.|
The next gaming weekend is planned for the winter if I manage to keep the workshop warm enough for it to be usable (this is Finland, as you know). Thanks to the participants, I had a blast!