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Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

We just wanted to let everyone know that we still have gift certificates available for the miniature gamer on your holiday list. Several of you asked recently if we could send a hard copy to the recipient and the answer is of course. And you (or the recipient) can also simply email us when you're ready to purchase. We have "The List" of who bought what and we can go from there.

And speaking of lists, can the winners of a TSATF "BC" medal/s these past 17 years contact me with the details of your battle where the BC was awarded. You can share with us here on TMP or privately get your info to me:

info AT sergeants3 DOT com

We can't find the complete list that Dad kept of the winners and would appreciate your help compiling a one.


Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 8:52 a.m. PST


Forgive my shameful ignorance, but what is a "BC?"


Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

It is acronym for Brom-Carr and was Dad and George Carr Sr's take on a Victoria Cross (aka VC). Or as one gamer said, a British Colonial medal. They were awarded at the end of a battle after a vote by players on both sides, to the participant who most personified the characteristics of a "true Gentleman or Lady gamer". The "ceremony" almost always ended with laughter and the usual "what ifs".

SylvainArizona05 Dec 2017 10:44 a.m. PST

There could not be a better acronym for that award. My first convention game was at Cowpens 1997. Playing Franco Prussian war using chassepot and needlegun. On my side was two great gamers asking me how to pronounce the name of the french generals. This is how I met Larry Brown and George Carr Sr. Two of the greatest gamers I had the honor to meet.
I knew George Carr Jr from gaming but had never met his dad.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 9:08 a.m. PST


Thank you, Love, for the information on the "BC"--indeed, perfectly titled!

Never had the chance to earn one, but I do treasure my Participation Medal in what turned out to be the last "Larry Brom Invitational" at HistoriCon years ago. Playing with The Immortal Sergeant and George Carr was in several ways the highlight of my lifetime war games experience.

I trust they are even now playing around the same table as best friends forever….


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