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kcabai17 Jan 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

HGMS-Midwest runs a Guadalcanal game at Great Lakes Naval Station!
On Saturday, February 9 from 1pm – 5pm HMGS-Midwest will commemorate the end of the
Guadalcanal Campaign with the Navy at the National Museum of the Sailor [building 42] located
at 610 Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes, IL 60088.
We will use a mega version of Axis and Allies Guadalcanal complete with Axis and Allies War
at Sea figures. No experience necessary – rules will be taught. Players will take on the rolls of
historical commanders like Halsey and Kurita.
This game will have a "blind" element to it – the overall commanders will brief their subordinates
in a separate room with a situation map. Then the commanders will remain in the room waiting
for the results of the turn – the subordinates will come out to the megaboard to carry out the
operational orders [play the game turn]. At the end of the turn the subordinates will note the
results and return to their commanders to brief them on the results of the turn. Then they will
plan for the next turn and so on.
Victory Points accumulate each turn and are awarded for sinking of Battleships, Carriers, and
ownership of active Airfields. First side to accumulate 15 vps wins!
Please sign up with Steve Fratt at [name, phone, email] – space is
limited to 18 players and that includes the Naval Personnel as well. We will have two smaller
versions of the game to be played face to face for those not in the mega game. Sign ups for
HMGS-Midwest members only – you may sign up if you indicate that you want to join HMGSMW
and pay the dues. Sign up now to assure a spot!

kcabai07 Feb 2019 7:50 a.m. PST

Slots are filling up fast for this event. You have two days left to sign up. IF you want to come and join us please email

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