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Russ Lockwood05 May 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

The big multi-player, multi-table Snappy Nappy Campaign in a Day comes to Historicon after a successful test run with 16 gamers across 16 tables at SnapCon V up in CT. Experience operational fog of war moving between individual tables with a fast tactical system.

Adapted from the Historicon PEL:

T:150:10 Campaign in a Day: Spain and Portugal, May to July 1809 Theme

Thursday, 10:00 AM, 7 hrs, Players: 16, Room: Distelfink, Table #: D12,13,14,22,23,24
GM: Peter Anderson
Sponsor: None, Prize: None
Period: Napoleonic, Scale: 28mm,
Rules: Snappy Nappy

A multiplayer, multi-table event based upon the situation in Spain shortly after the return of Sir Arthur to the Peninsula, though the battle of Talavera. For an idea what to expect, click: Blunders on the Danube blog for past Snappy Nappy Campaigns in a Day.

**Contact (GM Peter Anderson) when you register to facilitate pre-game planning and command assignments.

Ed von HesseFedora Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 4:30 p.m. PST

Ooo-ooo! In 28mm!

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 4:40 p.m. PST

Very nice. I wish I could be there for this one.

Gonsalvo06 May 2018 4:06 a.m. PST

It will actually wind up being played out on 12 tables as that is all they could give me (six 6 x 10 tables will become 12 5 x 6 foot tables). The version we ran a week ago indicated that we should be able to run this perfectly well with a few less tables.

I will post more about that game, and the significantly altered Historicon version to come, in the near future.

Here is the set up for the version as we ran it:


Once again, there will be some significant changes, but it gives you the overall idea!


davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 May 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

Epic. Thanks for trying to push the envelope and create a unique convention experience.

panzerCDR06 May 2018 4:03 p.m. PST

Sounds really interesting . . . I am reading Oman's History of the Peninsular War (Volume I) right now so your game seems to hit many of the nasty problems higher level commanders had to surmount. Good luck on the game!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

Please post pics of the game.

Gonsalvo07 May 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

coming soon, from the version we ran a week ago…

Russ Lockwood08 May 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

I write a monthly or so PDF 'newsletter' on games analysis and AARs (After Action Reports) that I e-mail to a few hundred gamers that I've met.

No, it's not a blog or Facebook, or anywhere else, it's just gamers that I've met via MagWeb, conventions, etc. and covers games I've played (miniatures, board, card, dice, etc) worth saying something about. A little rules analysis, game flow, conundrums, photos, puns, maps, and the occasional purple prose keep things amusing.

I just sent out the latest one with my write-up of Snappy Nappy and my buddy Dan's write-up (the other 14 players' AARs, plus OOBs, maps, and Umpire view I leave to Peter!). If you want me to e-mail you a copy of my newsletter, drop me an e-mail and let me know: lockwood161 at Comcast dot net and put Snappy Nappy AAR in the subject line.

If you want my Cold Wars write-up, let me know. Mind you, this is a hobbyist effort -- think MWAN, not WI, MW, WSS, or Warning Order, so what the photos lack I hope the writing makes up for it.

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