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Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 7:09 p.m. PST

I've been finishing up my preparations for this year's Nav-con, as you can see . . .


On the cutting board are the parts for the last two 64-gunners I need for my scenario. On the left are the completed units for the French and British squadrons, and on the right is a pint of "modelers' helper" (i.e., a pint of Bancreagie, a scotch ale from Brau Brothers Brewery in Lucan, Minnesota).

As of today, the events list shows my Seven Years War game, an American Civil War event, 2 War of 1812 scenarios, 6 from World War I and 10 (!) from World War II, including the annual Fletcher Pratt floor game. If you're a naval gamer within traveling distance of Milwaukee, you shouldn't miss this little gem of a con.

The convention's web page:


Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 7:30 p.m. PST

Now that's what I like to see; some serious naval gaming! I just wish I lived about 900 miles closer so I could play!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Sep 2012 7:54 p.m. PST

Entire fleets of paper models?

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 8:11 p.m. PST

Entire fleets of paper models?

That's right.

The materials are extremely inexpensive, they only take a couple hours to slap together, and they look fine on the table.


Agesilaus Inactive Member21 Sep 2012 9:29 p.m. PST

Fleets of Pewter too. Xyele Gaming will be introducing Valiant's new range of Fighting Sail for Freshwater War of 1812. NavCon is always a great time.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Sep 2012 9:44 p.m. PST

Valiant's Fighting Sail are great miniatures, too. I have boxes of them. You can never have too many ships. I'm happy to hear you'll have them at the con so I can pick up a few new ones.

Texas Jack22 Sep 2012 4:54 a.m. PST

Paper or not, the ships look great. I also like the look of the beer, while we are at it.
I am unfortunately a world away, but best of luck with the con!

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

Went last year and had a great time,looking forward to 2012.

David Manley22 Sep 2012 12:28 p.m. PST

Don't they just look lovely? :) Pity I'm on the wrong continent!

Mako11 Inactive Member22 Sep 2012 1:38 p.m. PST

Wish I could attend.

Hope you have a great turnout, and lots of fun game.

Please post some pics of the battles, for those of us living too far away to make it.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Sep 2012 3:02 p.m. PST

Please post some pics of the battles

Always. (I'm sort of the unofficial photographer of Nav-con). The website has links to my photo sets from the last two years, about 1/4 of the way down the page.

Agesilaus Inactive Member22 Sep 2012 7:34 p.m. PST

The War Artisan stuff is awesome. I saw it up close last year. When the ships are rigged they are very light and durable.

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