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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2015 8:49 p.m. PST

The Nashville and Middle Tennessee area is a hotbed of wargaming activity. This past weekend a number of us gathered in a wargame man cave for a Johnny Reb fest. The game was GREAT. Our host went all out to add luster to the rules by innovative command cards: you play the card to enhance a unit's fire or morale for example. There were play aids galore. This wasn't a game it was a work of art. Here are a few photos. The link to the entire set is below the photos






















Entire collection link



cavcrazy29 Aug 2015 9:09 p.m. PST


Jamesonsafari Inactive Member29 Aug 2015 9:09 p.m. PST

That's a hell of a table!

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Aug 2015 10:37 p.m. PST

Now that's how it's done!

Kudos to the gamemaster for his brilliant work, and thanks to the photographer for documenting it so beautifully.

"Work of art", indeed.

roundie30 Aug 2015 2:00 a.m. PST


Ligniere Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member30 Aug 2015 4:55 a.m. PST

Quite superb!

Major Mike30 Aug 2015 5:09 a.m. PST

It was really impressive in person, thanks for the great photos.

general btsherman30 Aug 2015 6:20 a.m. PST


Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2015 8:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comments on the photography. Some folks ask how I achieve these images. First you need to tell the players to have patience with you since you are both documenting and playing in the game. I only knew one of the folks at this game and I was a guest so I had to be more than my usual polite self. With my regular mates they allow me to bring a game to a dead halt to get a nice shot.

I use a full frame Nikon with a moderate wide and zoom lens. I also shot a lot of photos and had a lot of options.

You need a very small f stop on the camera which helps with the focus and a large bounce flash gun which eliminates the shadow effect. A high density image permits tight cropping to eliminate the collateral Wargame images such as player waists and butts when they turn round. Then I edit the images and enhance the contrast and color which is needed for such small figures.

Lastly we cannot forget the game master's long-suffering wife who both provided the rations and cut out the firing templates.


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2015 9:00 a.m. PST

I wish my games and photos looked like that!

cwbuff Inactive Member30 Aug 2015 9:33 a.m. PST

Awesome. Look forward to this for Johnny Con VI/NASHCON.

john lacour Inactive Member30 Aug 2015 10:12 a.m. PST


PJ ONeill30 Aug 2015 10:21 a.m. PST

Absolutely gorgeous, I envy you guys.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Aug 2015 4:24 p.m. PST

First you need to tell the players to have patience with you since you are both documenting and playing in the game.

Which is why we insert a "Picture Phase" into the turn sequence at random intervals. The players don't seem to mind, and cooperate by getting loose chart pages, measuring devices and stray dice off the table. It's to their own advantage, since they enjoy looking back over the picture albums online and remembering good times they've had together.

The "Picture Phase" also often coincides with the "Refill Phase" (in which the players wander over to the bar to top off their beverages) and the "Taunting Phase" (you can imagine what that one entails).

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2015 4:53 p.m. PST

understood ---we will insert such a phase in the next game:


Aspern1809 Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Aug 2015 5:35 p.m. PST

What great looking terrain! Sorry I wasn't able to make it to the game! I hope Eric will run this at Nashcon! Cory

Noble Crow30 Aug 2015 7:19 p.m. PST

Sorry I missed this one too. Good job Eric on a great game.

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2015 8:33 p.m. PST

Man alive I'm moving to Tennessee! It don't get much better than that.

madcam2us31 Aug 2015 4:07 a.m. PST


madcam2us31 Aug 2015 4:13 a.m. PST

Is there a board or webpage for the Middle Tennessee historical gamers? I moved to Knoxville last year and its a desert over here in regards to historicals…


Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2015 7:54 a.m. PST

Here is the web page
and here are photos from the last Nashcon

TMP link

sma194106 Sep 2015 8:10 a.m. PST

That's what miniature gaming should be

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2015 10:02 a.m. PST

Impressive all the way around.

Darkoath Inactive Member12 Nov 2015 4:05 p.m. PST

One of the nicest ACW boards I've seen! Well done!

John Miller Inactive Member12 Nov 2015 4:51 p.m. PST

That is one fine looking battlefield!!! John Miller

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