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Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 7:45 p.m. PST

Here is a current listing of the action expected. If you are in the Fullerton,California area come on by. This will be held at the Titan Student Union on the California State University, Fullerton Campus September 30 – October 1st. Rooms will be available at the on campus Marriott. Here is the link to our website.

Saturday September 30th Day
Operation Market Garden
Description : The largest airborne assault in history attempted to seize bridges into Germany and end the war by Christmas. Use your knowledge of history to change the outcome?

FOW Post '45 vs Russia
Description – Russo-American "technology grasping" scenario. Basic plan or scenario has five "area zones" of German technological research, each with the latest modeled German late war drawing board stuff, their technical staff running about, and some diehard Nazis teams to mess up the works. Americans and Russians enter the table from several points of entry, seek out the "technical stuff, or better, the technical staff teams, and quickly exit the board with their loot or captives, then return for more. The Nazis teams of course with aim for their German "traitors" and there will be conflict as to which side grasp what or "desires" what the other side is trying to escape with, and "push the gun barrel" and "loud shooting" which could lead to a shooting misunderstanding. They of course will call in their supports if threatened…

King of the Dead
Description – A War of the Gods has erupted on Earth, and in the Underworld, the hordes of Anubis face the legions of Hades for mastery throne of the Land of the Dead. Mighty artifacts litter the battlefield; will they bestow power or destruction? Come and command legendary heroes and monsters of myth in this first of a series of campaigns to be played out at HMGS-PSW events. All materials provided, or feel free to bring your own armies for Osprey Games' "Of Gods and Mortals"! Easy, fast-playing rules taught.
NOTE: All miniature figures and models used in all HMGS-PSW events must be fully painted, bases flocked or otherwise detailed, subject to the discretion of the host/referee.

Seven Years War – Battle of Minden
Description – After Ferdinand's defeat at Bergen the French launched an offensive and rapidly overran Hessen. It was not until Minden had fallen and the French were poised to invade Hanover that Ferdinand was able to gather a sufficient force to oppose them. Contades, who was under pressure from Versailles to do something, advanced from his positions around Minden to attack the Allied Left. Unfortunately for his plans the Allied army was marching to the attack at the same time.

The Battle of Aspern Essling
Description – Re-fight Napoleon' attempt to force a crossing of the Danube. It was the Emperor's first personal defeat in ten years; can you match the Austrians' feat, or do better as the French and their allies? Over 2000 painted miniatures will be provided to present a sprawling, spectacular battle!

Hoplite Battles
Description – There will be ten hoplite units on each side, representing 10,000 men per side. The goal is to drive your opponent from the field in a great clash of arms.

Crimson Skies
Description : Crimson Skies is an action-packed pre painted miniatures game of aerial dogfights . In the world of Crimson Skies, the United States was shattered in 1930 under the crushing weight of the Great Depression. By 1937, nearly 20 separate countries feud where once stood a great nation.
Here is a set of the rules in PDF form.

Escape from Colditz
Description – Demo sessions of Osprey's re-issue of the classic game of escape from the Nazi prison, Colditz. This all-new edition of the classic Gibson Games title captures all the excitement and danger faced by the inmates who attempted to escape the formidable castle… and sometimes succeeded! Work together as long as you can, but remember: Once outside the wire, you are on your own! Rules taught.

Saturday September 30th Evening

War at Sea WW2 Naval Miniatures
Description – Wage War Upon the Waves!
With authentically detailed miniatures assemble fleets of the finest vessels to ever do battle on, under, or above the sea in World War II. Fast-paced and action-packed, this exciting, miniatures game lets players recreate historical battles or go head-to-head in competitive warfare raging across massive 30"x40" battle map.
Authentically detailed carriers, battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, aircraft and other vessels from WWII .
Unique ships—such as the BB Bismarck, IJN Yamato, and the USS Enterprise—feature their distinctive markings and camouflage.
Abilities and statistics of units are based on their historical performances in battle.

Tournaments Saturday
Bolt Action – Run By the Warlord Demo Team

Flames of War

DBA Tournament

Board Gaming Saturday
Supremacy – Giant Game

Open Board Gaming

Demo Games Saturday
X-Wing – All Day

Sunday October 1st Day

Description – The frozen, riches-strewn ruins of Felstadt await! Bring your Warband to fight for gold, glory and grimoires, potent weapons and potent potables… and gold! Informal contest to be held for most original/interesting/unique or just plain cool-concept Warband! Gaming tools provided, but players must bring their own figures.

Nijmegan Airlanding
Description – With the road to the Nijmegen bridge still in German hands, allied troops of XXX-corps together with troops from the 82nd US Airborne Division started their offensive to gain control of the bridge. The bridge approach was defended by German troops in a strong defensive perimeter with tanks with 88mm guns, AA 20mm guns and SS infantry. On 20 September 1944 in the morning British gliders were dropped East of the Nijmegen Road to clear the woods of defenders while American airborne troops attacked the bridge. Tanks of the Guards Armored Division will advance up the road once the woods were clear to support the paratroopers crossing of the Waal river by engaging the defending German troops and seizing the Bridge

Winter 1944 Capture the Treasure Train
Description – It is the winter of 1944 and the Germans are in full flight with the collapse of Army Group Center. Colonel Lummensdorf commanding Train Number 76; a Panzerzug BP-44 Armored Train, loaded up his train with rare and valuable artwork, gold artifacts from local churches and money pulled from local banks. The train has now pulled out and is starting it's run for Germany. Unknown to Colonel Lummensdorf, his departure was noted by partisans working the train yard and word was sent out to General Ishnakov. Despite having few resources; the General is determined to stop the Germans and recover his ill-gotten hoard. He has dispatched a force of Aerosans to try and slow the train down or try to board and capture it while he races to position tanks along the train's path to destroy the engine and recover the Motherland's priceless treasures.

Battle of Saalfeld
Description – The Battle of Saalfeld 1806. Marshal Lannes and his French advance guard vs. Prince
Louis Ferdinand of Prussia commanding the Prussian advanced guard before Jena. Straight forward 28mm napoleonic scenario using our seasoned group (HBrew) rules. Smaller scale battle
for the early Imperial years to give tactical flavor for the Franco-Prussian 1806 conflict.

Italian Wars
Description – The Imperial town of Il Secondo is under siege by the French, but it still receives supplies through the small harbor at Bella Spiaggia.
A strong French force led by the finest cavalry in Europe and massed Swiss pikemen have been sent to cut off supplies and seize the harbor, which is protected by an Imperial force of Irish mercenaries.
As the French appear, an Imperial counter-attack emerges from the town. Landsknecht pikes, German Men at Arms and Reiters, and Albanian Stradiots follow the Imperial banner. Will the French turn to face them or head for the harbor they have to capture?
Dust in the distance suggests both sides have large numbers of reinforcements, infantry and cavalry, on the way. Will they arrive in time to carry the day?

Lion Rampant
Description – Learn to play Lion Rampant

Wings of Glory
Description – We will be running official Wings of Glory Aerodrome supported scenario.
King Kong vs Bi-Planes on one table( It is an official playtest which we are running month twice a month at the Guild House in Bellflower on the 4th Sunday of every month. And at Brookhurst Hobbies in Garden Grove on the 3rd Sunday)

The second Table is WW1 Wings of Glory gaming.
The third table will be for the new "Battle of Britain" Wings of Glory product game and demo.

Sunday Tournaments
Team Yankee
Rules – FOW Team Yankee

This will include demo games as well as a tournament. This may just be demo games rather than a tourney.

Memoir 44
Description – D-Day Breakout

Open Board Gaming
Description – A variety of board games will be available

KSmyth05 Aug 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Good luck. I hope it all goes well.

TMPWargamerabbit05 Aug 2017 2:40 p.m. PST

For those interested in the preparation of the FOW Ver3.0 (20mm) "Operation Overcast 1945" Americans vs. Soviet Russians scenario, I have just started a Wargamerabbit blog article with intention to update the progress towards the convention scenario. This Includes gathering the painted 20mm (1/72) miniatures, construction and painting the tabletop terrain, the scenario design and notes, and light background material.

Operation Overcast FOW 1945: link

For the Saalfeld 1806 French vs. Saxons/Prussians 28mm scenario, the same preparation process and blog article posting has been started on my Wargamerabbit blog. Most of the miniatures are ready but for mounted some Prussians, the terrain is prepared or in the gaming collection, thus leaving only the reference material to be reviewed. Then the actual scenario design and notes written up and posted on WR.

Battle of Saalfeld 1806: link

Michael aka WR

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