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pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Can't seem to find any info on the Guns of August con down in Williamsburg? Anybody know what's up?

KPinder21 Jul 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

The first I heard that there was going to be a GOA was in the wrap up phase of the info on the Muster. See Blue Devil's post from 30 May.

TMP link

The only other info I have seen is from the Virginia War Museum website.

link

Blue Devil 8822 Jul 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

The event will be held at the Virginia War Museum in Newport News this year on August 25-27. The cost of entry is the cost to enter the museum. Chris will keep the museum open to 10PM on Friday and Saturday and it will be open normal hours on Sunday. If you would like to run a game, will place the link to the form on here.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

Yep it will be at the Virginia War Museum in Newport News. We are planning to be back in Williamsburg for the 2018 Muster, but this event is going to be at the Museum.

The Museum does a couple of things for us mostly it is a public place, were we can do some outreach about wargaming, and get new members of the community interested in, and educated about miniature wargaming.

The Museum is supporting us with 20 different miniature game locations, in and around the historical display areas, and we will have our usual vendors.

The benefit for gamers is that there is no cost for the convention, other than entrance to the museum (which is $8 USD per day, and they are offering discounts for GMs).

The hours of the convention are:
Friday: noon until 10pm
Saturday: 9am until 10pm
Sunday: 9am until 5pm

If someone would like to host a game, fill out this form (link below). Or you can just PM me or Blue Devil 88, here on TMP.

Chuck

https://form.jotform.us/71784196926168

Mjr Stalwart23 Jul 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

Is there a PEL or is it just show up and play?

Blue Devil 8825 Jul 2017 4:49 a.m. PST

So far with more to follow

Friday

Game: Blandford, VA 1781
Time: 1PM-6PM Table: 4 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Paul Knight

Game: Wild West (Rules Without a name) 4 Tables
Time: 3PM-7PM Table: 1 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Steve Preston
Up to 40 players

Game: Intro to Medieval War Gaming
Time: 4PM-8PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Game: Cactus Air Force 1/144 Air Defense of Guadalcanal
Time: 5-9PM Table: 6 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richard Schwab

Game: Bolt Action Eastern Front
Time: 4PM-8PM Table: 12 (WWII US Gallery)
Game Master: Quick Fire Group

Saturday

Game: Cactus Air Force Part 2 1/144 Air Defense of Guadalcanal
Time: 9AM-1PM Table: 6 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richard Schwab

Game: Hail Caesar
Time: 9AM-1:30PM Table: 7 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richmond leisure Society

Game: Intro to Medieval Wargaming
Time: 10AM-2PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Game: Bocage 1944 (Force on Force) Kid Friendly
Time: 10AM-2PM Table:2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Justin Grabowski


Game: Battle of Hampton Roads 1/600 Beer and Pretzels Ironclads
Time: 10AM-12PM Table: 4 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Greg Stitz

Game: Napoleonic 1809 Shako Rules 10+ Players
Time: 11AM-5PM Table: Classroom
Game Master: Quickfire Group

Game: Chester Station 1864
Time: 1PM-6PM Table: 4 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Paul Knight

Game: Pike and Shotte
Time: 2PM-8:30PM Table: 7 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richmond leisure Society

Game: Intro to Renaissance Wargaming (Pike & Shot)
Time: 4Pm-8PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Game: Battle of Quebec 15mm English vs French, FIW. Black Powder Rules 4 tables
Time: 2PM-6PM Table: 1 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Steve Preston

Game: Bocage 1944 (Chain of Command)
Time: 6PM-10PM Table: 2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Justin Grabowski

Sunday

Game: Bocage 1944 (Force on Force) Kid Friendly
Time: 10AM-2PM Table: 2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Justin Grabowski

Game: English Civil War (Pike and Shotte) 4 tables
Time: 1200-4PM Table: 1 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Steve Preston
Up to 8 players

Game: Bolt Action Eastern Front
Time: 12PM-4PM Table: 12 (WWII US Gallery)
Game Master: Quick Fire Group

Game: Intro to Medieval War Gaming
Time: 1PM-5PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Mjr Stalwart25 Jul 2017 7:26 p.m. PST

Thanks. Looks promising.

Blue Devil 8807 Aug 2017 8:02 p.m. PST

Just three more weeks until you can wargame next to a Stuart tank or around the base of a German 88mm and near artifacts from a period of American wars. warmuseum.org/index.php

All for the price of admission. There is also a multi-day pass that is cheaper.
$8 USD per adult
$7 USD per senior citizen (62+)
& active duty military w/ ID
$6 USD per child ages 7-18
Free for children under 7

Vendors as of right now are
Phalanx Consortium
Atlantis Games
Rubicon Models
Silver Eagle War Gaming Supplies

Hope to see you all there.

Justin

Blue Devil 8807 Aug 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

Update on the PEL

Friday

Game: "Swords of the Frontier"
Time: 12-6PM Table: 7 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richmond Leisure society

Game: Blandford, VA 1781
Time: 1PM-6PM Table: 4 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Paul Knight

Game: San Carlos Water 1983 Argentine AF vs Royal Navy in the Falklands 1/3000 scale
Time: 2:30-5:30PM Table: 10 (Foyer)
Game Master: Chris Garcia

Game: Wild West (Rules Without a name) 4 Tables
Time: 3PM-7PM Table: 1 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Steve Preston
Up to 40 players

Game: Intro to Medieval War Gaming
Time: 4PM-8PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Game: Cactus Air Force 1/144 Air Defense of Guadalcanal
Time: 5-9PM Table: 6 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richard Schwab

Game: Cog Wars
Time: 4-8PM Table: 3 (weapons Gallery, Double Size)
Game Master: Brian Whittaker

Game: 1/600 Hammerin' Iron. USS Monitor arrives to Challenge the CSS Virginia and the James River Fleet
Time: 5PM-10PM Table: 2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: John Snelling

Saturday

Game: Cactus Air Force Part 2 1/144 Air Defense of Guadalcanal
Time: 9AM-1PM Table: 6 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richard Schwab

Game: Hail Caesar
Time: 9AM-1:30PM Table: 7 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richmond leisure Society

Game: Guilford Courthouse (25mm Black Powder)
Time: 9am-12PM Table: (Classroom)
Game Master: Cliff Creech/Brian Compton

Game: Durant, Shuggart and Gordon, Mogadishu 1993
Time: 9:30AM-12PM Table: 17 (Classroom)
Game Master: Sean Daley

Game: Intro to Medieval Wargaming
Time: 10AM-2PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Game: Bocage 1944 (Force on Force) Kid Friendly
Time: 10AM-2PM Table:2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Justin Grabowski

Game: Battle of Hampton Roads 1/600 Beer and Pretzels Ironclads
Time: 10AM-12PM Table: 4 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Greg Stitz

Game: Buccaneer Wars
Time: 10AM-2PM Table: 3 (weapons Gallery, Double Size)
Game Master: Brian Whittaker

Game: Napoleonic 1809 Shako Rules 10+ Players
Time: 11AM-5PM Table: Classroom
Game Master: Quickfire Group

Game: 1/600 Hammerin' Iron. USS Monitor arrives to Challenge the CSS Virginia and the James River Fleet
Time: 12PM-5PM Table: 14 (Civil War gallery)
Game Master: John Snelling


Game: Skirmish East End. Police action in a bad part of town
Time: 12:30-4PM Table: 18 (classroom)
Game Master: Aidan Cespedes

Game: On the Falls Road, Belfast 1972
Time: 12:30-4PM Table: 10 (Foyer)
Game Master: Joe Sessoms

Game: Chester Station 1864
Time: 1PM-6PM Table: 4 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Paul Knight

Game: Battle of Plattsburg War of 1812
Time: 1PM-5PM Table: 8-9 (Boxcar)
Game Master: Ben King

Game: Pike and Shotte
Time: 2PM-8:30PM Table: 7 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Richmond leisure Society

Game: Battle of Quebec 15mm English vs French, FIW. Black Powder Rules 4 tables
Time: 2PM-6PM Table: 1 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Steve Preston

Game: Intro to Renaissance Wargaming (Pike & Shot)
Time: 4Pm-8PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Game: Viking Looters
Time: 4-8PM Table: 3 (weapons Gallery, Double Size)
Game Master: Brian Whittaker

Game: Hail of Fire
Time: 5PM-9PM Table: 12 (WWII Gallery)
Game Master: Brandon Fraley

Game: Bocage 1944 (Chain of Command)
Time: 6PM-10PM Table: 2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Justin Grabowski

Sunday

Game: Bocage 1944 (Force on Force) Kid Friendly
Time: 10AM-2PM Table: 2 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Justin Grabowski

Game: Skirmish East End. Police action in a bad part of town
Time: 10:30AM-2PM Table: 18 (classroom)
Game Master: Aidan Cespedes

Game: Bolt Action Eastern Front
Time: 11AM-3PM Table: 12 (WWII US Gallery)
Game Master: Quick Fire Group

Game: On the Falls Road, Belfast 1972
Time: 11:00-3PM Table: 10 (Foyer)
Game Master: Joe Sessoms

Game: English Civil War (Pike and Shotte) 4 tables
Time: 1200-4PM Table: 1 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Steve Preston
Up to 8 players

Game: Intro to Medieval War Gaming
Time: 1PM-5PM Table: 5 (weapons gallery)
Game Master: Chuck Turnista

Mjr Stalwart08 Aug 2017 6:32 p.m. PST

Blue Devil 88,

1) How do you get the multi day pass and,

2) do you need to pre-register and if so how?

Blue Devil 8808 Aug 2017 9:46 p.m. PST

You buy the pass at the door. Off the top of my head I can't remember what a multi-pass costs but it is cheaper than daily admission of $8 USD

There is a link above for registering games you want to run but if you want to play in a game just show up at the table prior.

Mjr Stalwart09 Aug 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

Ok. Thanks.

Blue Devil 8809 Aug 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

Three Day admission is $16 USD Adult / $14 USD Senior / $12 USD child. So you save a day's admission. This museum is chock full of goodies, if you haven't been here.

historygamer09 Aug 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

Awesome museum. Just some stunning stuff in there. IIRC, the Company of Military Historians has their collection on display there.

Mjr Stalwart09 Aug 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Blue Devil 88, are you there Justin that's putting on the Bocage 1944 game?

Blue Devil 8809 Aug 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

Yes that is I.

Blue Devil 8809 Aug 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

Just added Thoroughbred Miniatures to our vendors list.

Mjr Stalwart09 Aug 2017 6:34 p.m. PST

I just thought it was interesting that you're doing the game with two different rules sets – Chain of Command and Force on Force.

Blue Devil 8810 Aug 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

I may stick with one but I had some folks who were interested in CoC.

Mjr Stalwart11 Aug 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

I've got some of TFL's rules sets and I've watched their YouTube series on CoC and it looks like a good set for squad/platoon size battles.

Master Caster Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 6:58 a.m. PST

Sorry, but I had to cancel Thoroughbred's attendance at this convention. I will be in New England due to a death in the family.
Toby Barrett

Blue Devil 8823 Aug 2017 1:48 a.m. PST

Guns of August begins this Friday

Ember52 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

Toby,

Belated condolences to your family.

Scott

Blue Devil 8827 Aug 2017 6:50 p.m. PST

Small but successful for the museum. link

Mjr Stalwart27 Aug 2017 6:58 p.m. PST

I had a great time. Made some new friends and contacts. Got some good ideas. And the Black Powder game in the foreground poor on by Steve Preston was a blast!

Blue Devil 8827 Aug 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Here are some photos from our convention.

Weapons Gallery. I ran a game of Chain of Command. At one end of the board (US side) was a Stuart and what you can't see is on the German side was an 88mm Flak Gun. If you ever get a chance to come down and see the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, it is a diamond in the rough. If you make a trip to Newport News come down and see it. Well worth the admission.
link

No graying of the hobby here thanks to the Museum
link

Napoleonic game
link

Shako
link

Education room with four games going on.
link

Pike and Shot ECW
link

Vendors area
link

Phalanx Consortium
link

Teaching the future
link

Museum website warmuseum.org

Blue Devil 8827 Aug 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

Nice meeting you to William.

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