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capncarp16 Nov 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

Events submission deadline falling in THREE WEEKS, folks.

As posted in the HMGS website:
Oct. 29, 2018 Events Submission Opens
Dec. 8, 2018 Events Submission (PEL) Deadline
Dec. 22, 2018 Events Listing (PEL) Published
Dec. 30, 2018 Exhibitor Registration Opens
Jan. 13, 2019 Advance Online Attendee Registration Opens (Discounted)
Feb. 23, 2019 Advance Registration Discount Ends
Online Registration Available with Event Selection
Mar. 14, 2019 Onsite Registration Opens
March 14 – 17 COLD WARS® 2019

Rotundo17 Nov 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

We are in. Anzio beach head for me. Star Wars and Zombies for the boys.

capncarp17 Nov 2018 11:00 a.m. PST

21 days and counting.
Please, please, please get your events submitted so it can be scheduled and located.
We want to be able to read about your games and drool over them until Pre-Reg opens.
This has been a gamer-service announcement.

Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Rotundo, from the sounds of it, you can do a LARP of Anzio in the Host parking lot.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

I'm just recovering from fall in. :-(

capncarp17 Nov 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

Milhouse, if the weather is like this in March, they could do justice to "Where Eagles Dare", and Stalingrad.

billclo18 Nov 2018 5:02 a.m. PST

Think I'm going to pass this time. Can't deal with the Host anymore.

capncarp18 Nov 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

Aw, c'mon billclo, don'tcha wanna be hanging out with the band as the Titanic takes her last plunge?

Personal logo Milhouse Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

I still have visions of Cold Wars a bunch of years ago where we got hit by a freak snow storm. My car got stuck in the unploughed Host parking lot. Double G had locked himself out his car. He only had to cross the street to his hotel room. I was a mile down the road at Country Inn next to YPs. I marched down there in my loafers and light jacket through 10 inches of snow that was still coming down. We still laugh about it . I refer to it as my "Retreat from Moscow"

billclo18 Nov 2018 1:48 p.m. PST


"Aw, c'mon billclo, don'tcha wanna be hanging out with the band as the Titanic takes her last plunge?"

Given that I had horrendous allergies the entire time I was there at Fall-In, and felt really sick, and that it took me 2 days to recover, I think I'll skip running games at Cold Wars. I probably won't even attend. Since my games are non-historical, it probably won't be any big loss anyways. :(

capncarp18 Nov 2018 4:27 p.m. PST

" Since my games are non-historical, it probably won't be any big loss anyways. :("
But those games are the only thing preventing the "Aytch-lovers" from completely taking over and stopping any fun from happening! You MUST come and run a game! The Universe's fate depends on it!!!
Please, Obillclo Kenobi--you're our only hope!

Rotundo18 Nov 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

Milhouse, yeah…I said if I need mud I could just go outside. If the weather is nice we will just play outside.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

I sent in my three for the French and Indian War.

Louis wants his wall against Les Anglais…

Magua needs another heart to eat.



TSD10119 Nov 2018 7:09 a.m. PST

Since my games are non-historical, it probably won't be any big loss anyways. :(

I can always hold a Frostgrave game in your honor.

capncarp27 Nov 2018 10:41 p.m. PST

Ten (10) days until Event submission deadline, December 8.

TRUgamer28 Nov 2018 7:06 a.m. PST

Submitted games for both Islandlwana and Rorkes Drift for the 140th anniversary. Thousands of 28mm Zulus thundering over custom sculpted terrain.

YouTube link


47Ronin28 Nov 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

Very nice, Tom.

Hope to see you there.

capncarp30 Nov 2018 8:45 a.m. PST

Eight (and a half) days left to submit your game for Cold Wars!

capncarp01 Dec 2018 11:39 p.m. PST

Six days to the end! Repent, repent and submit!

47Ronin07 Dec 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

Just one final reminder that the clock is ticking.

Xintao08 Dec 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

Which date is it? On the website it has both the 8th and the 9th as last day.

This Screen Shot from after submitting my event


This Screen Shot from the Game Master Info page


capncarp08 Dec 2018 6:48 p.m. PST

Always err on the side of caution.

Saurocet09 Dec 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

Submitted my Catalaunian Fields game again. Going to use Mortem et Gloriam. Will teach the rules.

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

I recently received an email from HMGS saying the deadline has been extended to December 15th (apparently the 9th was the previous deadline).

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 9:08 p.m. PST

I wonder why?

TRUgamer10 Dec 2018 7:07 a.m. PST

A six day extension doesn't seem very mysterious to me. Previous shows have announced similar modest deadline extensions.


historygamer Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2018 7:52 a.m. PST

Citing they have moved it before does not explain the why. I am sure they had a reason. Low registration? Confusion over the contradictory dates?

HMGS has deadlines to meet. Surely this deadline was moved for some reason, likely for the benefit of the convention.

TRUgamer10 Dec 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

All of the above? Wondering aloud without knowing why seems like futile guessing game to me.


historygamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Errrr, perhaps someone with first hand knowledge could come on here and explain why. Such an explanation might also help resolve whatever caused the extension.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

Why does the reason for the extension matter?

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

You know, it was really an pretty innocuous question. With some rushing to kind of shout me down for asking, now I really am beginning to wonder why?

Just FYI, but I have already registered to run two games and my games have won a number of awards, so it's not like I'm rooting against the con for goodness sake.

If there is somewhere else I'm supposed to ask, please let me know. Of course, the answer might be of interest to others too. It's not like people don't come on TMP and ask questions about HMGS cons, etc.

TRUgamer11 Dec 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

I didn't intend to dismiss what you were saying out of hand. Sorry.

I just grow tired of the unnecessary speculation which before you know it down the line becomes "fact".

Like a guy in another thread who made the statement that "the walls in Distlefink are now permanent and it will never hold the same number of games again". (False)

That kind of unsubstantiated claim just wears on me.


historygamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

I don't know why it was extended either. I'm not saying it is for a bad reason. But it might be nice to get an explanation, and if there is some way people can help, my guess is they will. That said, I think people have been very supportive and patient, so again, why not just tell the reason for the extension when announcing it – especially if it doesn't matter.

I'd also point out that many of us are members too. I saw on the other thread that it sounds like the place is finally coming together. That's great news, if true.

capncarp11 Dec 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

2 questions:
A. Is the extension info true and correct?
Quoting Hmgs Cold Wars 2019 Important dates:
"Oct. 29, 2018 Events Submission Opens
Dec. 15, 2018 Events Submission (PEL) Deadline – EXTENDED"
B. If Yes, why in God's Holy and Ever-Glorious Name would someone be upset about it????

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 5:41 a.m. PST

Who is upset? I simply asked, why? Why the mystery?

+1 to Joby for a very nice Hcon report – with pictures! Very well done. Someone finally gets it. Wargaming is visual.

capncarp12 Dec 2018 8:53 a.m. PST

"+1 to Joby for a very nice Hcon report – with pictures! Very well done. Someone finally gets it. Wargaming is visual."

Yeah, you're right: that "Zen Archer/Wargamer" thing never worked too well for me.

47Ronin13 Dec 2018 4:00 p.m. PST

Like many other GMs, my games were submitted before the original 12/8 deadline, so the extension made no difference to me.

If you want a reason for the extension, here's one possible explanation: the original deadlines were 12/8 for games in the PEL and 12/22 to publish the PEL. See above for details.

Somebody at HMGS figured out that getting the PEL on line 3 days before Xmas might be hard to do. While the PEL would make a nice Xmas gift from HMGS, Santa and his elves will be busy that week.

Moving the deadline to submit games back to 12/15 makes it easier to rollback the deadline for publishing the PEL until after the holidays.

We'll see.

All those who enjoy conspiracy theories, in and out of HMGS, are welcome to comment.

capncarp14 Dec 2018 7:44 p.m. PST

47Ronin: I am shocked--SHOCKED--to find conspiracy theories in this place of meeting!
Valet: Your tin-foil bicorne, Sir.
47Ronin: Thank you, my good man.
NB: this little exchange was meant in good-natured fun, no criticism or bad feelings intended. But resisting a parody of a quote from Casablanca? Impossible!

47Ronin16 Dec 2018 4:11 p.m. PST

Some would say that HMGS (and TMP) are one big conspiracy theory, Capncarp.

The truth is out there.

Enjoy the games.

P.S.--I love that scene from "Casablanca."

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

I have invested heavily in tin foil. Between this and the Science board, I've made a lot of money. Thank you TMP.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2018 10:30 a.m. PST

Maybe I missed something, but what exactly is the conspiracy theory that is being suggested?

capncarp22 Dec 2018 7:35 p.m. PST

HG: If we tell you, your games will all be switched to WH40K or Napoleonic Zombie games.

47Ronin29 Dec 2018 9:15 a.m. PST

As some predicted above, no Cold Wars PEL by 12/29, let alone the original 12/22 deadline.

Not that I'm complaining.

The PEL will make for a nice New Year's present.

We'll see.

Best wishes to all for 2019.

TheKing3029 Dec 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

HG: If we tell you, your games will all be switched to WH40K or Napoleonic Zombie games.

You mean they're not already switched?? I must be getting slow in my old age.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2018 5:49 p.m. PST

Well, you can bet if I did, it would be an awesome looking game.

capncarp30 Dec 2018 12:19 a.m. PST

I feel that there would be great possibilities in its execution!

capncarp31 Dec 2018 10:54 p.m. PST

PDF link

47Ronin02 Jan 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

Our New Year's gift from HMGS, capncarp.

A quick review of the Cold Wars 2019 PEL reveals that gamers who enjoy FIW, Colonials, WW1 and Modern games will be very happy. Those periods appear to be well represented, especially in comparison with past conventions.

Many thanks in advance to all the GMs who submitted games and to all those at HMGS who worked to make the PEL available.

Hope to see you there.

Grumble8710602 Jan 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

A quick review of the Cold Wars 2019 PEL reveals that gamers who enjoy … Colonials and WW1 … games will be very happy.

One of my games is WW1 AND Colonial -- a battle in East Africa. Glad to contribute to the general happiness. Thank you, Frank, for the scenario inspiration.

The details of both my games are posted correctly. I hope everyone's are.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2019 1:17 p.m. PST

Mine are. All three are FIW and a toast (and roast) to my friend Bill Molyneaux, who is also a FIW re-enactor.

He's a good man for a game or a shot on the field.


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