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kierheyl Inactive Member13 Feb 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

Hi guys,

I was wondering if there's a specific day of the year that is considered to be a general miniature gaming day holiday?

Like we have Free RPG Day on Saturday June 17th this year.

And International Tabletop Day on Saturday April 29th this year.

Is there an annual day for miniature gaming?

thorr666 Inactive Member13 Feb 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

February 14, because we love miniatures

TGerritsen13 Feb 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

Free miniature day would be pretty awesome!

zoneofcontrol13 Feb 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

03/04: March Forth!

Back in '72/73, my 8th grade teacher was a former active Marine. He often joke that "March 4th is the most commanding day of the year." Sounds like that would be appropriate.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

Hmm. The date of the Cannonade of Sandgate does not appear to be known. If there is no date in general use, may I propose either 21 September--the birthday of H. G. Wells--or 20 March--the birthday of Donald Featherstone? Probably to be celebrated on the nearest weekend, of course.

Every Miniature Warfare Day, the Oldest Wargamer is to read a short Declaration of Miniature War--probably from Little Wars--and to cut a cake decorated with miniature soldiers, terrain or dice which must be used in a subsequent game.

Then afterward, we try to palm off some of our unpainted lead on the youngest player by telling him it's Free Miniatures Day.

I say go for 20 March! We can celebrate at Cold Wars this year.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2017 12:56 p.m. PST

20 March sounds like an excellent suggestion!!!

David Manley13 Feb 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

March 20 sounds ideal

Naval wargamers will have their additional smaller event on 6th August (Fred Janes' birthday) :)

Early morning writer13 Feb 2017 7:53 p.m. PST

No, if its going to be a birthday, it has to be Jack Scruby! Otherwise, there might be a war. : )

I got tickled by March 4th – just need to make sure it always falls on a weekend. No matter how many Saturdays need to be added to the week to make it work.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2017 8:26 p.m. PST

Does anyone even know Jack Scruby's birthday? All wikipedia has is a year of birth.

Rotundo16 Feb 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Gotta go June 6th. Always seem to be involved in a game around D-Day.

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