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95th Division Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

The first Lard Days at an HMGS convention was held at Fall-In this year. We had a good mixture of games including IABSM, Sharp Practice (covering several periods – AWI, ACW. Napoleonics), Chain of Command and General D'Armee.

We were located in the Tournament Area and had multiple tables of gaming going at any one time. Participants seemed to have a good time discussing and playing games from the world of TooFat Lardies.

We hope to do this again at future HMGS conventions.

Thanks to all who put on a game or participated and special thanks to Patrick Berkibile for doing the heavy lifting that made this event possible.


Neal Smith06 Nov 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

I'm really sad that I couldn't make Fall In! this year!

Hopefully, this can be continued at Cold Wars? I am really trying to work this one in! :)

DeRuyter06 Nov 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

There was discussion about repeating this event at CW. I played Lardy games on Saturday – A very well done and presented ACW Sharp Practice game, Chain of Command and finally General d'Armee in the evening.

I was inspired to start my North Africa project for CoC!

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 1:43 p.m. PST

We've had some preliminary discussion on Cold Wars, so stay tuned for more information!

muggins06 Nov 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

I really enjoyed the TFL area – thanks for the kind words DeRuyter for my ACW game.

Here's some more shots:


Ember5206 Nov 2017 8:58 p.m. PST

The Lard Days were excellent. Folks seemed to enjoy the mix of games. Special thanks to Patrick and the crew that ran the Saturday night General d'Armee game!! They ran a really fun game for a great group of players. Nicely done figures and terrain, humor and patience aplenty, and maintaining a nice game flow while helping folks learn the rules

dandiggler07 Nov 2017 10:01 a.m. PST

I completely missed this at Fall In as it was listed in the Tournaments section of the program (and I didn't have much time to spend there this year). Please run another one at Cold Wars!

GoonerFrog08 Nov 2017 6:01 p.m. PST

Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I think it is a real tribute to everyone that ran games and helped with them. Our goal was to get the space and let the GMs do their thing. I think we were extremely successful in that regard. I have always been a major TFL fan, in particular IABSM and TW&T so it was nice seeing the mix of games. I Was very impressed.

Good news – We will definitely be putting on a Cold Wars Lard Day. We have lots of positive lessons learned and are already getting planning underway.

The big question is…do we shoot for a clubroom or stay in the tournament space? Stay tuned for more….

Cheers. pb

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