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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian29 Sep 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), what would be your level of interest in a miniature wargaming show that was focused on the American Civil War?

Old Wolfman29 Sep 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

7 or 8

cavcrazy29 Sep 2017 6:53 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 6:59 a.m. PST


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

9. But it wouldn't matter if it were 11 if it were more than one day's travel time.

This answer applies to any period-specific historical miniatures gaming convention between the coming of uniforms and the introduction of subdued colors.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:10 a.m. PST


johnbear4429 Sep 2017 7:12 a.m. PST


mysteron Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

9 But I think we would be in the minority especially in the UK compared to other eras like WW2 Naps etc.

PJ ONeill29 Sep 2017 7:17 a.m. PST


avidgamer Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 7:22 a.m. PST


Rich Bliss29 Sep 2017 7:27 a.m. PST


Albino Squirrel29 Sep 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

I would be pretty interested if it was close by, I guess. But are wargames conventions currently so over-crowded that we need to break them up into much more specific shows? I guess I've only been to one (Little Wars in Illinois), but if you were to just limit it to the ACW stuff, might as well just get together at someone's house.

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers29 Sep 2017 7:32 a.m. PST


JimDuncanUK29 Sep 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

1 or 2,but this is the UK so it's not likely to happen.

warwell29 Sep 2017 8:27 a.m. PST


Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

10 if I can drive to it in a few hours.

8 if it's a long trip but close to a major airport.

3 otherwise.

redbanner414529 Sep 2017 8:41 a.m. PST


Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 9:14 a.m. PST


Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 9:14 a.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 9:32 a.m. PST


Piquet Rules Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Not a big fan of conventions (so a 0 for that score), but a 10 for content.

WarWizard29 Sep 2017 9:49 a.m. PST


SpuriousMilius29 Sep 2017 9:57 a.m. PST

If it had skirmish & naval games & more obscure scenarios for battles outside the AoNV theater as well as "Big Battle" table groaners then for me it would be a 10 if it was in the DFW Metroplex. My interest would decline the further the drive.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 10:51 a.m. PST


Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 11:15 a.m. PST


But I do have a vested interest in the subject. grin


stephen m29 Sep 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

You guys should have gone to Origins '78. Terrible Swift Sword all weekend long! Don't know how many games they played but I know they ran every day of Gettysburg.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

7-8 depending on location

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

You guys who aren't familiar with it ought to take a look at the Annual Seven Years War Association Convention. No, they don't have a cute name. And attendance is in the low three figures. But they'll cover just about anything from Marlborough to the French Revolution, land and sea, and I think any scale from 5mm to 54mm. They can get suitable guest speakers, and the dealers seem to do well because only those with tricorne lines come, and they know what to pack. Something similar for ACW (or Napoleonics) would be a great show.

Cleburne1863 Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 12:37 p.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

10, if They don't make it illegal by then.

coopman29 Sep 2017 1:19 p.m. PST

Let us be clear…there will be no statues involved, correct?

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

8. Especially if lots of different rule sets were in attendance.

steve1865 Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

9 I love JR3 ,but he big convention is too far away. Historicon had a number of ACW games, but all at the same time.

Dynaman878929 Sep 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

1 – I can get all the ACW gaming I want at the 3 HMGS cons as it is. Would hate to fragment the hobby even more.

John Michael Priest29 Sep 2017 5:38 p.m. PST


War Scorpio29 Sep 2017 7:13 p.m. PST


Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:19 p.m. PST

Hold it in Gettysburg? 11

Personal logo gaiusrabirius Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 7:29 p.m. PST


Scott MacPhee29 Sep 2017 9:19 p.m. PST


Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 9:31 p.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 9:36 p.m. PST


Ironwolf Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

Toss me in for a 8 – 10 depending on the number of vendors and location.

Vigilant30 Sep 2017 4:38 a.m. PST

0 in general, but 10 if it was tied in to a specific event at a battle site that was part of a commemoration. Then again I'm on the wrong side of the pond to go unless it was something really special. I've been involved in some WW1 only events at the Royal Armouries in Leeds which are fun, but don't exactly draw a huge crowd.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 5:58 a.m. PST

Like any other con, it depends on the specific events.

Personal logo jrbatso Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 7:28 a.m. PST


Disco Joe Inactive Member30 Sep 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

Definitely 10.

donlowry30 Sep 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

Depends on where it is, and when. And how much.

Clays Russians30 Sep 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

8-10. Yes, do we have to remove the ANV flags from our regiments? What abject foolishness……civil war is my other great love (Crimean War being the other).

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2017 12:36 p.m. PST

Johnny Con used to be even years in Indianapolis, Johnny Reb and Across a Deadly Field mostly. It was small but good folks.

BW195930 Sep 2017 1:26 p.m. PST

10 – but depends on when and where, Haven't been able to go to Historicon due to work for about 7 years. Would have loved going to Fredricksburg

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