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Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

This year's con was held over the last weekend, April 5th to 7th. In between running a couple games, meeting up with old friends (and making new ones), and attending as many "War College" events as possible, I managed to get pictures of most of the games:


You can see the photos, with descriptive captions, here:


I hope you enjoy,


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Great photos ..loved seeing you again ,and playing in your Frigate Game..lots offun.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

Such beautiful figures and terrain in all the games, and well photographed . I liked the samurai Seven Years War game.

michaelw989 Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 11:31 a.m. PST

Fun convention….great figures….great gaming….great friends!

masm611009 Apr 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

Hi Jeff

Anymore pictures of the SYW in India? Great stuff, that game looked awesome !


clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

Brilliant looking games

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 12:15 p.m. PST

Anymore pictures of the SYW in India?

I only post the best of the photos I capture . . . about 1/3 to 1/2 of them. I have about a half dozen more of Jurgen's India game from this year, but they're not quite as interesting and the set was already getting a little large.

He runs one every year. If you like, you can go through my photo albums from this convention going back over a decade and see what else he's done. Last year's was particularly good:


The full collection is here:


Yellow Admiral09 Apr 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

I got to complete a bucket list item by finally wargaming the 1781 Battle of the Chesapeake:

I've been wanting to game this battle for years, and the one time I tried to run it myself I got only one player and couldn't play the game. It was wonderful to finally get it on the table, and even better, play it to completion with genuine fleet action rules.

I admit I am a bit conflicted that I helped Britain win the battle, and decisively at that (for an 18th C. naval battle anyway). It's quite possible I may have prevented the birth of my own country by decimating French sea power at the most critical juncture of the Revolutionary War…

Special kudos to War Artisan for making this battle work in 1/900 scale. We even fit the whole thing on a 6'x8' table. I would not have thought either of those things to be practicable.

- Ix

PS: That bottle on the table in the upper right is actually rum, brought by the British van admiral with the statement "I'm not going to play a naval game without rum!". grin

coopman09 Apr 2018 3:13 p.m. PST

What rules did you use for that huge battle, Yellow Admiral?

Personal logo Ironwolf Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2018 3:13 p.m. PST

Over the years I've heard nothing but good things about this convention. For the life of me, I can't figure out why I've not gone to one yet?? Well its on my list for next year!!!

coopman09 Apr 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Awesome pics. You can definitely see that this is the age of linear warfare! Thanks.

DOUGKL09 Apr 2018 4:52 p.m. PST

Great pictures of some great games. thanks for sharing. that is a con I would love to attend some day.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

Great photos – thanks for posting.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 8:47 a.m. PST

Great photos of a great Con.

PzGeneral10 Apr 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

WOW….what great looking games!!

Thanks for sharing grin

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

What rules did you use for that huge battle, Yellow Admiral?

"Admirals" by War Artisan

Yellow Admiral10 Apr 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

What rules did you use for that huge battle, Yellow Admiral?
"Admirals" by War Artisan


- Ix

Fitzovich10 Apr 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

Looks like it was a great time.

historygamer11 Apr 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

Awesome looking games. Wish it was a tad closer. Hope to get there someday. :-)

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