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Hollywood20 Jul 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

My first stab at a convention AAR:



dilettante Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Very good report!

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

Nice write up. I was happy to see that you won an award for your painting. Nothing feels better than to be vindicated.

Schogun20 Jul 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

Your table with Early War vehicles was simply great!

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Nice AAR

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 4:04 a.m. PST

Nice report, Hollywood. I'm glad you enjoyed the Combat Patrol(TM) game.

Buck Surdu

Hollywood21 Jul 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

Thanks all – glad you enjoyed it.

War Scorpio25 Jul 2017 4:27 p.m. PST

Excellent AAR for the first time, thought it was really personable and accurate. We were the two players on Friday, by brother being the newbie. We both said this was the most enjoyable game of 4 we played at the Con. Your layout was diorama quality.

I ended up buying the rules at the Flea, and that was the bag you mentioned in your post.

My bro-in-law and I run games and hopefully will get in at Fall-In, considering the weird time constraints. Keep us in mind and check us out. Hopefully we can reciprocate the game playing experience! Running Chicamauga in 15mm, play tested numerous times, an awesome game!

Thanks again, you are a great game master!

Hollywood21 Aug 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

Thanks – looking forward to it!

Rogues121 Aug 2017 3:57 p.m. PST


Great AAR. Loved your Chain of Command game. What buildings were you using and did you paint them, they looked great.

Bad Painter22 Aug 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

Thanks for the AAR. I strolled by your 1940 game while you were setting up and distracted you by asking about the buildings. It was a great looking game, too bad my schedule didn't permit me to join in.

Hollywood22 Aug 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Thanks again. The buildings are from Grand Manner, and the paint jobs are mine.

stewart46A04 Sep 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

This was my first Historicon , traveling from the UK as part of the Peter Pig team.
I found the centre to be very clean and the staff very friendly and helpful.
Yes one of the urinal gave up but after 4 days of war gamers what do you expect.
There wasp,entry of great looking games and the ones I took part in were well presented.
A great mix of traders with most things available.
Being in Fredericksburg we were able to spend a few days visiting some of the ACW battlefields, another first for me.
Pity it is moving from what I thought is a great location

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting. Your CoC game looks great!

TRUgamer Inactive Member04 Sep 2017 7:14 p.m. PST

Great looking games and scenery. Top notch.

I noticed your Leader and MG figures all have color "bands" on them to differentiate them. These appear slightly larger than your other figure bases. I use a similar system, but am interested in your approach.


Hollywood05 Sep 2017 5:11 a.m. PST


Thanks. Those colored markers are essentially rubber bands that I purchased here:


They are the rubber ones toward the bottom.


Big Dawg Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

Perfect! I've been looking for this very thing and i was coming up empty. Many thanks.


TRUgamer Inactive Member05 Sep 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

That's a pretty elegant solution using elastic bands. Very simple to add and differentiate the figure types.

Thanks for sharing.

Rangers Lead the Way05 Sep 2017 11:27 p.m. PST

TRU elegant you say……..

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