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Tricorne197123 Dec 2021 2:49 p.m. PST

The convention will be March 31- April 2, 2022 for our 38th year. Venue will be the usual place … Ramada South Bend, 52890 State Road 933 N, South Bend IN 46637. 574-272-6685.<br />We are back to April after a very successful convention last August. I'll soon post additional information here as well as updates on and Seven Years War Convention on Facebook. If you are not on our email list (which I will also use to send out some updates), please let me know at We are always interested in new dealers and gamemasters. Alex Burns will send out the information sheet for gamemasters soon, after we confirm some table sizes with the hotel. So, since Cold Wars is now cancelled for the same weekend, just drive a couple states east and join us in Indiana!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2021 3:37 p.m. PST

Don't you mean drive a couple of states to the west, from the east coast to Indiana?


dbf167623 Dec 2021 3:45 p.m. PST

Yes. If you live in Pennsylvania, there is only Ohio between you and Indiana! Seriously, though, it's a great convention. If you have already blocked out the days on your schedule for Cold Wars, this is a great alternative. I live on the east coast and go every year.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2021 5:36 p.m. PST

I'll try to make it again this year.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2021 8:45 p.m. PST

I would like to know the parameters of the "Seven Years War" convention, in terms of what is included. A friend told me there was an American Revolution game. Not 7 Years War. Is it anything 1700 to 1799?

epturner Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2021 8:23 a.m. PST

In the video from the convention this year, it was stated pretty much anything from 1740 to 1789 was grist for the proverbial mill.


dbf167624 Dec 2021 10:40 a.m. PST

Anything from 1700 through the AWI is certainly ok. Sometimes a little befor of after.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2021 1:26 p.m. PST

The 18th century is fair game (no pun intended).

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Dec 2021 5:59 p.m. PST


Haven't seen you in a long time. I am seriously pondering going.

Chris Parker

Tricorne197127 Dec 2021 3:23 p.m. PST

That would be great!

Tricorne197131 Dec 2021 4:33 p.m. PST

It is pre-SYW Con season already, which of course it always is. The 38th Annual SYW Convention will be held March 31- April 2, 2022 at our regular venue… The South Bend Ramada, 52890 State Road 933 North, South bend, IN 46637. (574)272-5220.
The August convention was very (and thankfully financially) successful. I thought we broke 100 attendees, but upon examination of the attendee sign-in list, two guys signed on two successive days, so we had 99. All the more reason to break 100 this spring. We had 36 dealer tables, or a table for every three attendees (an interesting business model), but all seemed to be very pleased.
Thanks to Alex Burns for scheduling (shepherding cats) our games and to Ed Phillips for manning the front desk. But really thanks to all those attending, gaming, selling and buying!
2022 Convention stuff
Rooms…. The hotel will be offering a room block as always. Call them directly.
Cost remains: $35 USD includes all 3 days, $20 USD/ dealer table payable at door.
I already have heard from many of the regular dealers and gamemasters saying that they are attending.
If anyone wants to present a talk, please let me know and I will coordinate with Alex and Jim McIntyre.
Dealers …… please let me know how many tables you will need. I'd like to get this information by March 7th so we can get the tables ordered and rented.
Games…… Alex again will be scheduling games. While we very much appreciate and encourage the variety of games , we could really use some European SYW scenarios. Alex and I BEG of you, please submit game requests in the attached format. We have standard 6-foot by 30-inch tables. So, design game needs accordingly and only ask for what you need. Please send request to Alex Burns at with a copy to me.
Game slots are scheduled for Thursday late afternoon/evening; and, Friday or Saturday morning, afternoon and evening. Pease state: Game Title, Preference slot and secondary preference, Brief description (one or two compelling sentences) including whether its skirmish, tactical or grand-tactical, Host's name, # of players range, Miniature scale, Rules. We will endeavor to supply adequate setup time and will try to let you keep same tables throughout if you can keep it relatively busy. As soon as you know you are hosting game, but are currently unsure of exact description, please let us know anyway as it takes some serious time to organize tables and schedules. It would be nice to know everything by March 7th. Game sign-up is at the door.
I will happily answer separate e-mails from anyone.
Also see and The Seven Years War Convention Meta (Facebook) Group.
Members lost in 2021
Ray Koch. Ray lost a sudden battle to cancer in August. Ray was a regular convention attendee, and with his son, at our early SYW games at various conventions in the 1970's. Ray's day job was as a top executive with Avis. As he climbed up the corporate ladder, he had many, many postings. At every post he made new friends and enriched the local wargame group. He left wargame friends from Mississippi, Ohio, Michigan, Manhattan, DC and Italy. He is survived by his children and wife, Susan. We miss him very much. His last text to me from the hospital was for SYWCon real time updates and photos!
If there is someone else whom we recently lost, let me know and I will include the information in an e-mail.
COVID POTOCALS: We will abide by whatever hotel and local rules that are in place. So just in case, bring an adequate non-cloth face covering. As of now, neither mask nor vaccination is required, but for all our safety, please get vaccinated.
Ken Bunger

Tricorne197110 Jan 2022 6:31 p.m. PST

Looks like the place to be this spring is South Bend on March. 31-Apr 2.
Go Irish

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2022 9:46 a.m. PST

I'm going this year. I have unfortunately missed this con the last number of years. This year I WILL BE THERE! (yes I was yelling). :)

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2022 10:58 a.m. PST

Could I get a little bit more info on your flea market rules please?

Liliburlero Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2022 12:03 p.m. PST

For Tricorne1971

Ken, please contact me off-list @ It's about Ray Koch; we gamed together many years ago in Jackson MS.

Thx, Lori Brom

Tricorne197102 Mar 2022 9:43 p.m. PST

to Huron 725
6 foot tables are $20 USD for weekend
Contact me

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2022 4:03 p.m. PST

Is there an event listing yet? Chumping at the bit here!

shthar14 Mar 2022 8:15 p.m. PST

Really fun show. Wish I could make it.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2022 6:07 p.m. PST

Well, John the OFM and I are here.

Despite Indiana's crap Toll Toad (not a Turnpike, like in every other state), we made it and it's quite a nice little con so far.

12 hours of driving, rubbish food on the way, and I'm still excited to roll dice, push lead, and kill things.


lindrp01 Apr 2022 7:36 a.m. PST

Have fun!

epturner Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2022 6:46 p.m. PST

It's been just darn fine so far.

I lost playing the British at Saint-Cost and as Prince Charles at Culloden, but this is one heck of a fun time and a great little con.

Highly recommended!


shthar03 Apr 2022 8:41 p.m. PST

How was it?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2022 8:38 p.m. PST

I've posted my convention report on my blog; click the following link



GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2022 4:27 a.m. PST

And a good read it is, congrats!

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2022 7:29 p.m. PST

I'm actually hoping that they can post next years dates actually on their FB page instead of the vague "Late March-Early April" for the date. I'd like to go back again perhaps next year.

dbf167622 Apr 2022 7:53 a.m. PST

Next year's dates: March 30-April 1, 2023, per the FB page.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2022 9:22 a.m. PST

I'll be there.

This is an excellent smaller convention I would highly recommend.


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