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Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

My weekly column for The Wargamer, with a link at the end for over 150 images of the convention.

And before you ask, yup, got Heather's name wrong so its being changed.

Anyhoo, here is the link:


Regards, Colonel Bill

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

Always enjoy your write ups. Excellent job!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

Great write-up and photos. Thanks for posting.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

Good report as always.

Schogun08 Nov 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

Question, Bill: Your report says there were 89 vendors. The Exhibitor List on the Fall In website says there were 55. I'd be thrilled if there were 89. Do you know which number is correct? Thanks.

Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Ouch, I must not have had my coffee when I wrote that. The program on page 59 says On Military Matters was vendor 01 while Belle and Blade Video was number 89 with everyone else falling in between. Unfortunately, there are little things like no numbers 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79, though number 80 is By Fire & Sword. There are no numbers 51 – 59 and so on.

Getting old sux.

Colonel Bill

historygamer09 Nov 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

Were those table numbers?

Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

I honestly don't know, but if they were, where were the other tables? The program implies . . . Location Numbers . . . but the same question remains.

There did not seem to be a lot of space left over IMHO.

Colonel Bill

historygamer09 Nov 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

I would agree with your assessment.

On another topic, I for one, greatly miss the HMSG webpage you used to manage (the new one does not fill the same need, in my opinion) and of course your great photos of the conventions.

Loved your article. It would benefit from some photos of the games you mentioned, including your own.

Thanks for sharing.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

….. and a copy of Art de la Guerre, both likely to be reviewed in the near future. For the latter, while Field of Glory is still strong in Europe as a set of ancients' tournament rules, Art de la Guerre seems to be the rule set du jour here in the Colonies. I have several ancient armies, myself, so I thought it might be nice to see what makes them so popular.

Actually I read that ADLG is the most common tournament ruleset in Europe now. I dont play, but I have the rules. Nice to see the old 28mm armies coming out of their crypts once again at Fall-In.

Personal logo Colonel Bill Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 12:03 p.m. PST

History Gamer, at the end of the article is a link to 150 + photos of the convention, to include my own :).

Ciao, Colonel Bill

historygamer09 Nov 2017 12:49 p.m. PST

Excellent! Thanks for pointing that out. :-)

47Ronin11 Nov 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Great report, Col. Bill.
Thanks for all the pictures.

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