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E-Magazine

Bob
 

A new issue of the e-magazine “Warning Order” just came out. Link below;



Re: E-Magazine

Sylvain
 

Bob
Thanks for the eMagazine
Good review of Colonial Rules and ACW rules. 

Sylvain

On Friday, August 23, 2019, 09:14:32 AM MST, Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:


A new issue of the e-magazine “Warning Order” just came out. Link below;



August 31st Game Day

 

Due to Michael's rescheduling of his game, the August 31st game slot is open.
That's 8 days from now.

If you want to run a game please put it on the calendar.
If you want to run a game but don't know how to put it on the calendar tell me and I'll do it for you.

Bob

Re: E-Magazine

 

If you like this issue, and if you don't know, you can go to the Wasatch Front Historical Gaming Society (WFHGS) web site http://www.wfhgs.com/ and click on "Warning Order."  All 52 issues are there, and they're worth a look.  Lots of great info, review, and after action reports.

Ray
Welcome to WFHGS. WFHGS is a wargaming group in Northern Utah that primarily focuses on miniatures gaming in a wide variety of periods and scales.
www.wfhgs.com

Re: Historicon 2020

Bob
 

FYI - I’m forwarding this announcement.
The room block for the Historicon hotel will be opened up next week. 

The rooms go fast so if you think you might want to go, get a reservation as soon as you can.

Bob

————————————————

On Aug 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM, <Database> wrote:

Privacy Policy | Website
 

Convention Director’s Report

Before I share the Historicon 2019 report, let me start with the big news...

The HISTORICON room block announcement!

The Marriott at Penn Square room block will open August 26, 2019, at 10am. The link will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the Historicon website, which will also have the phone number for calling in a reservation. Neither the link nor the phone number will work before that time. The 2020 rate remains the same as 2019 at $145 per night!

A room block also has been secured at the Holiday Inn, and we’re waiting to finalize when that will be available. That information will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the website as soon as we know.

The HISTORICON 2019 recap...

Now on to Historicon 2019. This year brought a big change for the show as we journeyed to our new home at the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) in downtown Lancaster, PA. Some anticipated the change with trepidation, others with excitement. Now we can confidently report that the facility did not disappoint. Except for some escalator issues, which the multiple elevators were able to adequately cover, the venue was an excellent place to stay, shop and game. Attendees enjoyed a clean and modern building with high ceilings, plenty of lighting, and AC that was able to keep up with the demand. Food was plentiful with many and varied options in the hotel and within a five-minute walk.

Historicon convention-goers found the downtown fun and welcoming. The visitors bureau hosted guided and self-guided historic tours. Many shops and restaurants lined the streets. Individuals could walk across the street to enjoy an indoor farmers’ market. Within a few blocks, people took in a taste of the local music scene at pubs and rooftop restaurants. Friendly downtown Lancaster “ambassadors” dressed in red are available to assist newcomers as well as city residents. The downtown is also dotted with brightly painted pianos that locals often stopped to play.

As we expected during this year of change, attendance was down a little from last year at 2,272. We look forward to growing attendance as people share their positive experience and we continue to make new improvements.

The exhibit hall sold out with 69 Exhibitors on hand, up from 59 the previous year. This gave attendees a wide variety of vendors to visit.

 

 

 

Our GMs put on another stellar year of games, offered by both individual GMs and the gaming groups they represent. This year those groups included: HAWKs, Carnage & Glory, Pittsburgh Band of Gamers, NOWS, ODGW, Battletech, Naval Wargamers Group, MBA, LARD America, NOVAG, Yellow Worm Gaming Society, Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria, and Rogues. In spite of having to put up with some spacing issues, they put on an impressive array of games. We appreciate these efforts and want to let you know that you can expect improvements next year.

Special thanks go to our crew of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work make each HMGS show great. To make 2019 run as smoothly as possible our volunteer staff increased to more than 70. Knowing we had new positions to fill, many stepped up to help.


Our great guests Nikolas “Lindybeige” Lloyd, Bobby Jackson, and Tom Mason made the show extra memorable for attendees with a variety of interests.


Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd


Bobby Jackson

Tom Mason

At Historicon this year, we taped our War College talks for those who couldn’t attend them live. We’ll be releasing the recordings soon … and one is ready for you now. If you missed Nikolas Lloyd’s War College talk, you can catch his “Hannibal and the Second Punic War” presentation on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScQSglbpXw.

Congratulations to all the Historicon 2019 GM Award winners! The top winners are:

1. Duke Siefried Game Master of the Year Award: James McGaughey.

2. Best of Show: Siege of Paris,” By Erin Spiess (28mm Dark Ages).

3. Best of Theme:Brazen Chariots,” by Adam Wine and NOWS (15mm WWII).

A full list of award winners is on our website at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconGMAwards.

That’s our quick recap. Don’t forget to reserve your room and make plans for Historicon 2020. See you there!

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Re: 12mm WWII

 

Hey, Larry,
I'm gonna have to pass.  I was just looking at my miniatures, which I brought down from Colorado last week (yay!) and I realize I have a ton of 1/285 and 15mm WW2...I can't justify more, and in another size  *sniff*

Ray

Saga rules

Sylvain
 

I received my printed copy of the rules yesterday. I only had the battle supplement. I just went through a first full reading of the SAGA rules and they are really awesome. It takes a very careful reading to grasp the nuances.

For example the mounted Composite bow is amazing: They can move L then shoot twice without fatigue at range M and without activation and then move L back for 1 fatigue. And they are out of range of any shooting or melee. It costs you two activations but it is deadly (actually only 1 activation if the composite bows are within S of a warlord because of the we obey rules). Then the fatigue can be removed with the next activation.
It simulates well the Mongol flight and run.

It looks like the Warlord can die but he has so many good special rules that a warlord well protected with a large accompanying bodyguard. You can take casualties.

Should we play again at the end of September?

All rules and needed supplements have been uploaded to the files.

I am motivated to paint :-)

Sylvain

Re: Saga rules

Mike Dolan
 

I agree the sooner the better.


On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 4:54 PM Sylvain via Groups.Io <Sylvainnc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I received my printed copy of the rules yesterday. I only had the battle supplement. I just went through a first full reading of the SAGA rules and they are really awesome. It takes a very careful reading to grasp the nuances. 

For example the mounted Composite bow is amazing: They can move L then shoot twice without fatigue at range M and without activation and then move L back for 1 fatigue. And they are out of range of any shooting or melee. It costs you two activations but it is deadly (actually only 1 activation if the composite bows are within S of a warlord because of the we obey rules). Then the fatigue can be removed with the next activation.
It simulates well the Mongol flight and run.

It looks like the Warlord can die but he has so many good special rules that a warlord well protected with a large accompanying bodyguard. You can take casualties.

Should we play again at the end of September?

All rules and needed supplements have been uploaded to the files.

I am motivated to paint :-)

Sylvain




--
Mike Dolan

Re: Historicon 2020

Mike Dolan
 

 I would like to go next year for sure. 


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:
FYI - I’m forwarding this announcement.
The room block for the Historicon hotel will be opened up next week. 

The rooms go fast so if you think you might want to go, get a reservation as soon as you can.

Bob

————————————————

On Aug 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM, <Database> wrote:

Privacy Policy | Website
 

Convention Director’s Report

Before I share the Historicon 2019 report, let me start with the big news...

The HISTORICON room block announcement!

The Marriott at Penn Square room block will open August 26, 2019, at 10am. The link will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the Historicon website, which will also have the phone number for calling in a reservation. Neither the link nor the phone number will work before that time. The 2020 rate remains the same as 2019 at $145 per night!

A room block also has been secured at the Holiday Inn, and we’re waiting to finalize when that will be available. That information will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the website as soon as we know.

The HISTORICON 2019 recap...

Now on to Historicon 2019. This year brought a big change for the show as we journeyed to our new home at the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) in downtown Lancaster, PA. Some anticipated the change with trepidation, others with excitement. Now we can confidently report that the facility did not disappoint. Except for some escalator issues, which the multiple elevators were able to adequately cover, the venue was an excellent place to stay, shop and game. Attendees enjoyed a clean and modern building with high ceilings, plenty of lighting, and AC that was able to keep up with the demand. Food was plentiful with many and varied options in the hotel and within a five-minute walk.

Historicon convention-goers found the downtown fun and welcoming. The visitors bureau hosted guided and self-guided historic tours. Many shops and restaurants lined the streets. Individuals could walk across the street to enjoy an indoor farmers’ market. Within a few blocks, people took in a taste of the local music scene at pubs and rooftop restaurants. Friendly downtown Lancaster “ambassadors” dressed in red are available to assist newcomers as well as city residents. The downtown is also dotted with brightly painted pianos that locals often stopped to play.

As we expected during this year of change, attendance was down a little from last year at 2,272. We look forward to growing attendance as people share their positive experience and we continue to make new improvements.

The exhibit hall sold out with 69 Exhibitors on hand, up from 59 the previous year. This gave attendees a wide variety of vendors to visit.

 

 

 

Our GMs put on another stellar year of games, offered by both individual GMs and the gaming groups they represent. This year those groups included: HAWKs, Carnage & Glory, Pittsburgh Band of Gamers, NOWS, ODGW, Battletech, Naval Wargamers Group, MBA, LARD America, NOVAG, Yellow Worm Gaming Society, Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria, and Rogues. In spite of having to put up with some spacing issues, they put on an impressive array of games. We appreciate these efforts and want to let you know that you can expect improvements next year.

Special thanks go to our crew of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work make each HMGS show great. To make 2019 run as smoothly as possible our volunteer staff increased to more than 70. Knowing we had new positions to fill, many stepped up to help.


Our great guests Nikolas “Lindybeige” Lloyd, Bobby Jackson, and Tom Mason made the show extra memorable for attendees with a variety of interests.


Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd


Bobby Jackson

Tom Mason

At Historicon this year, we taped our War College talks for those who couldn’t attend them live. We’ll be releasing the recordings soon … and one is ready for you now. If you missed Nikolas Lloyd’s War College talk, you can catch his “Hannibal and the Second Punic War” presentation on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScQSglbpXw.

Congratulations to all the Historicon 2019 GM Award winners! The top winners are:

1. Duke Siefried Game Master of the Year Award: James McGaughey.

2. Best of Show: Siege of Paris,” By Erin Spiess (28mm Dark Ages).

3. Best of Theme:Brazen Chariots,” by Adam Wine and NOWS (15mm WWII).

A full list of award winners is on our website at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconGMAwards.

That’s our quick recap. Don’t forget to reserve your room and make plans for Historicon 2020. See you there!

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Re: Historicon 2020

 

I'm getting a room!

Ray



On August 24, 2019, at 5:10 PM, Mike Dolan <dolanz999@...> wrote:

 I would like to go next year for sure. 

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:
FYI - I’m forwarding this announcement.
The room block for the Historicon hotel will be opened up next week. 

The rooms go fast so if you think you might want to go, get a reservation as soon as you can.

Bob

————————————————

On Aug 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM, <Database> wrote:

Privacy Policy | Website
 

Convention Director’s Report

Before I share the Historicon 2019 report, let me start with the big news...

The HISTORICON room block announcement!

The Marriott at Penn Square room block will open August 26, 2019, at 10am. The link will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the Historicon website, which will also have the phone number for calling in a reservation. Neither the link nor the phone number will work before that time. The 2020 rate remains the same as 2019 at $145 per night!

A room block also has been secured at the Holiday Inn, and we’re waiting to finalize when that will be available. That information will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the website as soon as we know.

The HISTORICON 2019 recap...

Now on to Historicon 2019. This year brought a big change for the show as we journeyed to our new home at the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) in downtown Lancaster, PA. Some anticipated the change with trepidation, others with excitement. Now we can confidently report that the facility did not disappoint. Except for some escalator issues, which the multiple elevators were able to adequately cover, the venue was an excellent place to stay, shop and game. Attendees enjoyed a clean and modern building with high ceilings, plenty of lighting, and AC that was able to keep up with the demand. Food was plentiful with many and varied options in the hotel and within a five-minute walk.

Historicon convention-goers found the downtown fun and welcoming. The visitors bureau hosted guided and self-guided historic tours. Many shops and restaurants lined the streets. Individuals could walk across the street to enjoy an indoor farmers’ market. Within a few blocks, people took in a taste of the local music scene at pubs and rooftop restaurants. Friendly downtown Lancaster “ambassadors” dressed in red are available to assist newcomers as well as city residents. The downtown is also dotted with brightly painted pianos that locals often stopped to play.

As we expected during this year of change, attendance was down a little from last year at 2,272. We look forward to growing attendance as people share their positive experience and we continue to make new improvements.

The exhibit hall sold out with 69 Exhibitors on hand, up from 59 the previous year. This gave attendees a wide variety of vendors to visit.

 

 

 

Our GMs put on another stellar year of games, offered by both individual GMs and the gaming groups they represent. This year those groups included: HAWKs, Carnage & Glory, Pittsburgh Band of Gamers, NOWS, ODGW, Battletech, Naval Wargamers Group, MBA, LARD America, NOVAG, Yellow Worm Gaming Society, Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria, and Rogues. In spite of having to put up with some spacing issues, they put on an impressive array of games. We appreciate these efforts and want to let you know that you can expect improvements next year.

Special thanks go to our crew of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work make each HMGS show great. To make 2019 run as smoothly as possible our volunteer staff increased to more than 70. Knowing we had new positions to fill, many stepped up to help.


Our great guests Nikolas “Lindybeige” Lloyd, Bobby Jackson, and Tom Mason made the show extra memorable for attendees with a variety of interests.


Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd


Bobby Jackson

Tom Mason

At Historicon this year, we taped our War College talks for those who couldn’t attend them live. We’ll be releasing the recordings soon … and one is ready for you now. If you missed Nikolas Lloyd’s War College talk, you can catch his “Hannibal and the Second Punic War” presentation on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScQSglbpXw.

Congratulations to all the Historicon 2019 GM Award winners! The top winners are:

1. Duke Siefried Game Master of the Year Award: James McGaughey.

2. Best of Show: Siege of Paris,” By Erin Spiess (28mm Dark Ages).

3. Best of Theme:Brazen Chariots,” by Adam Wine and NOWS (15mm WWII).

A full list of award winners is on our website at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconGMAwards.

That’s our quick recap. Don’t forget to reserve your room and make plans for Historicon 2020. See you there!

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Re: Saga rules

 

Next Saturday is now open so we could do another practice day if there’s enough interest.

Re: Saga rules

 

I'm good with that. I'll bring my Byzantines.

Ray



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: The Tin Dictator <tindictator@...>
Date: 8/24/19 5:29 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io
Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Saga rules

Next Saturday is now open so we could do another practice day if there’s enough interest.

Re: Saga rules

Mike Dolan
 

That would be fine with me as well in hopes that I will no longer need to cheat to loose.


On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:01 PM Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:
I'm good with that. I'll bring my Byzantines.

Ray



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: The Tin Dictator <tindictator@...>
Date: 8/24/19 5:29 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Saga rules

Next Saturday is now open so we could do another practice day if there’s enough interest.


--
Mike Dolan

Re: Historicon 2020

Mike Dolan
 

So do you guys share or what? 


On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 5:13 PM Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:

I'm getting a room!

Ray



On August 24, 2019, at 5:10 PM, Mike Dolan <dolanz999@...> wrote:

 I would like to go next year for sure. 

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:
FYI - I’m forwarding this announcement.
The room block for the Historicon hotel will be opened up next week. 

The rooms go fast so if you think you might want to go, get a reservation as soon as you can.

Bob

————————————————

On Aug 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM, <Database> wrote:

Privacy Policy | Website
 

Convention Director’s Report

Before I share the Historicon 2019 report, let me start with the big news...

The HISTORICON room block announcement!

The Marriott at Penn Square room block will open August 26, 2019, at 10am. The link will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the Historicon website, which will also have the phone number for calling in a reservation. Neither the link nor the phone number will work before that time. The 2020 rate remains the same as 2019 at $145 per night!

A room block also has been secured at the Holiday Inn, and we’re waiting to finalize when that will be available. That information will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the website as soon as we know.

The HISTORICON 2019 recap...

Now on to Historicon 2019. This year brought a big change for the show as we journeyed to our new home at the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) in downtown Lancaster, PA. Some anticipated the change with trepidation, others with excitement. Now we can confidently report that the facility did not disappoint. Except for some escalator issues, which the multiple elevators were able to adequately cover, the venue was an excellent place to stay, shop and game. Attendees enjoyed a clean and modern building with high ceilings, plenty of lighting, and AC that was able to keep up with the demand. Food was plentiful with many and varied options in the hotel and within a five-minute walk.

Historicon convention-goers found the downtown fun and welcoming. The visitors bureau hosted guided and self-guided historic tours. Many shops and restaurants lined the streets. Individuals could walk across the street to enjoy an indoor farmers’ market. Within a few blocks, people took in a taste of the local music scene at pubs and rooftop restaurants. Friendly downtown Lancaster “ambassadors” dressed in red are available to assist newcomers as well as city residents. The downtown is also dotted with brightly painted pianos that locals often stopped to play.

As we expected during this year of change, attendance was down a little from last year at 2,272. We look forward to growing attendance as people share their positive experience and we continue to make new improvements.

The exhibit hall sold out with 69 Exhibitors on hand, up from 59 the previous year. This gave attendees a wide variety of vendors to visit.

 

 

 

Our GMs put on another stellar year of games, offered by both individual GMs and the gaming groups they represent. This year those groups included: HAWKs, Carnage & Glory, Pittsburgh Band of Gamers, NOWS, ODGW, Battletech, Naval Wargamers Group, MBA, LARD America, NOVAG, Yellow Worm Gaming Society, Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria, and Rogues. In spite of having to put up with some spacing issues, they put on an impressive array of games. We appreciate these efforts and want to let you know that you can expect improvements next year.

Special thanks go to our crew of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work make each HMGS show great. To make 2019 run as smoothly as possible our volunteer staff increased to more than 70. Knowing we had new positions to fill, many stepped up to help.


Our great guests Nikolas “Lindybeige” Lloyd, Bobby Jackson, and Tom Mason made the show extra memorable for attendees with a variety of interests.


Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd


Bobby Jackson

Tom Mason

At Historicon this year, we taped our War College talks for those who couldn’t attend them live. We’ll be releasing the recordings soon … and one is ready for you now. If you missed Nikolas Lloyd’s War College talk, you can catch his “Hannibal and the Second Punic War” presentation on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScQSglbpXw.

Congratulations to all the Historicon 2019 GM Award winners! The top winners are:

1. Duke Siefried Game Master of the Year Award: James McGaughey.

2. Best of Show: Siege of Paris,” By Erin Spiess (28mm Dark Ages).

3. Best of Theme:Brazen Chariots,” by Adam Wine and NOWS (15mm WWII).

A full list of award winners is on our website at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconGMAwards.

That’s our quick recap. Don’t forget to reserve your room and make plans for Historicon 2020. See you there!

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Re: Saga rules

 

Not to worry, we can all lose without any help.



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Mike Dolan <dolanz999@...>
Date: 8/25/19 12:27 PM (GMT-07:00)
To: The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society@groups.io
Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Saga rules

That would be fine with me as well in hopes that I will no longer need to cheat to loose.

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 7:01 PM Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:
I'm good with that. I'll bring my Byzantines.

Ray



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: The Tin Dictator <tindictator@...>
Date: 8/24/19 5:29 PM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] Saga rules

Next Saturday is now open so we could do another practice day if there’s enough interest.


--
Mike Dolan

Re: Historicon 2020

David R
 

I plan to go


On Friday, August 23, 2019, Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:
FYI - I’m forwarding this announcement.
The room block for the Historicon hotel will be opened up next week. 

The rooms go fast so if you think you might want to go, get a reservation as soon as you can.

Bob

————————————————

On Aug 23, 2019 at 5:04 PM, <Database> wrote:

Privacy Policy | Website
 

Convention Director’s Report

Before I share the Historicon 2019 report, let me start with the big news...

The HISTORICON room block announcement!

The Marriott at Penn Square room block will open August 26, 2019, at 10am. The link will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the Historicon website, which will also have the phone number for calling in a reservation. Neither the link nor the phone number will work before that time. The 2020 rate remains the same as 2019 at $145 per night!

A room block also has been secured at the Holiday Inn, and we’re waiting to finalize when that will be available. That information will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the website as soon as we know.

The HISTORICON 2019 recap...

Now on to Historicon 2019. This year brought a big change for the show as we journeyed to our new home at the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) in downtown Lancaster, PA. Some anticipated the change with trepidation, others with excitement. Now we can confidently report that the facility did not disappoint. Except for some escalator issues, which the multiple elevators were able to adequately cover, the venue was an excellent place to stay, shop and game. Attendees enjoyed a clean and modern building with high ceilings, plenty of lighting, and AC that was able to keep up with the demand. Food was plentiful with many and varied options in the hotel and within a five-minute walk.

Historicon convention-goers found the downtown fun and welcoming. The visitors bureau hosted guided and self-guided historic tours. Many shops and restaurants lined the streets. Individuals could walk across the street to enjoy an indoor farmers’ market. Within a few blocks, people took in a taste of the local music scene at pubs and rooftop restaurants. Friendly downtown Lancaster “ambassadors” dressed in red are available to assist newcomers as well as city residents. The downtown is also dotted with brightly painted pianos that locals often stopped to play.

As we expected during this year of change, attendance was down a little from last year at 2,272. We look forward to growing attendance as people share their positive experience and we continue to make new improvements.

The exhibit hall sold out with 69 Exhibitors on hand, up from 59 the previous year. This gave attendees a wide variety of vendors to visit.

 

 

 

Our GMs put on another stellar year of games, offered by both individual GMs and the gaming groups they represent. This year those groups included: HAWKs, Carnage & Glory, Pittsburgh Band of Gamers, NOWS, ODGW, Battletech, Naval Wargamers Group, MBA, LARD America, NOVAG, Yellow Worm Gaming Society, Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria, and Rogues. In spite of having to put up with some spacing issues, they put on an impressive array of games. We appreciate these efforts and want to let you know that you can expect improvements next year.

Special thanks go to our crew of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work make each HMGS show great. To make 2019 run as smoothly as possible our volunteer staff increased to more than 70. Knowing we had new positions to fill, many stepped up to help.


Our great guests Nikolas “Lindybeige” Lloyd, Bobby Jackson, and Tom Mason made the show extra memorable for attendees with a variety of interests.


Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd


Bobby Jackson

Tom Mason

At Historicon this year, we taped our War College talks for those who couldn’t attend them live. We’ll be releasing the recordings soon … and one is ready for you now. If you missed Nikolas Lloyd’s War College talk, you can catch his “Hannibal and the Second Punic War” presentation on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScQSglbpXw.

Congratulations to all the Historicon 2019 GM Award winners! The top winners are:

1. Duke Siefried Game Master of the Year Award: James McGaughey.

2. Best of Show: Siege of Paris,” By Erin Spiess (28mm Dark Ages).

3. Best of Theme:Brazen Chariots,” by Adam Wine and NOWS (15mm WWII).

A full list of award winners is on our website at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconGMAwards.

That’s our quick recap. Don’t forget to reserve your room and make plans for Historicon 2020. See you there!

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Re: Historicon 2020

Bob
 

I usually get a double occupancy room and share with Dave.

Bob


On Aug 25, 2019 at 12:31 PM, <Mike Dolan> wrote:

So do you guys share or what? 

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 5:13 PM Ray Levesque <raylev3@...> wrote:

I'm getting a room!

Ray



On August 24, 2019, at 5:10 PM, Mike Dolan <dolanz999@...> wrote:

 I would like to go next year for sure. 

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:
FYI - I’m forwarding this announcement.
The room block for the Historicon hotel will be opened up next week. 

The rooms go fast so if you think you might want to go, get a reservation as soon as you can.

Bob

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Convention Director’s Report

Before I share the Historicon 2019 report, let me start with the big news...

The HISTORICON room block announcement!

The Marriott at Penn Square room block will open August 26, 2019, at 10am. The link will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the Historicon website, which will also have the phone number for calling in a reservation. Neither the link nor the phone number will work before that time. The 2020 rate remains the same as 2019 at $145 per night!

A room block also has been secured at the Holiday Inn, and we’re waiting to finalize when that will be available. That information will be posted on the Lodging Information page of the website as soon as we know.

The HISTORICON 2019 recap...

Now on to Historicon 2019. This year brought a big change for the show as we journeyed to our new home at the Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC) in downtown Lancaster, PA. Some anticipated the change with trepidation, others with excitement. Now we can confidently report that the facility did not disappoint. Except for some escalator issues, which the multiple elevators were able to adequately cover, the venue was an excellent place to stay, shop and game. Attendees enjoyed a clean and modern building with high ceilings, plenty of lighting, and AC that was able to keep up with the demand. Food was plentiful with many and varied options in the hotel and within a five-minute walk.

Historicon convention-goers found the downtown fun and welcoming. The visitors bureau hosted guided and self-guided historic tours. Many shops and restaurants lined the streets. Individuals could walk across the street to enjoy an indoor farmers’ market. Within a few blocks, people took in a taste of the local music scene at pubs and rooftop restaurants. Friendly downtown Lancaster “ambassadors” dressed in red are available to assist newcomers as well as city residents. The downtown is also dotted with brightly painted pianos that locals often stopped to play.

As we expected during this year of change, attendance was down a little from last year at 2,272. We look forward to growing attendance as people share their positive experience and we continue to make new improvements.

The exhibit hall sold out with 69 Exhibitors on hand, up from 59 the previous year. This gave attendees a wide variety of vendors to visit.

 

 

 

Our GMs put on another stellar year of games, offered by both individual GMs and the gaming groups they represent. This year those groups included: HAWKs, Carnage & Glory, Pittsburgh Band of Gamers, NOWS, ODGW, Battletech, Naval Wargamers Group, MBA, LARD America, NOVAG, Yellow Worm Gaming Society, Wednesday Night Gamers of Alexandria, and Rogues. In spite of having to put up with some spacing issues, they put on an impressive array of games. We appreciate these efforts and want to let you know that you can expect improvements next year.

Special thanks go to our crew of volunteers. Their dedication and hard work make each HMGS show great. To make 2019 run as smoothly as possible our volunteer staff increased to more than 70. Knowing we had new positions to fill, many stepped up to help.


Our great guests Nikolas “Lindybeige” Lloyd, Bobby Jackson, and Tom Mason made the show extra memorable for attendees with a variety of interests.


Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd


Bobby Jackson

Tom Mason

At Historicon this year, we taped our War College talks for those who couldn’t attend them live. We’ll be releasing the recordings soon … and one is ready for you now. If you missed Nikolas Lloyd’s War College talk, you can catch his “Hannibal and the Second Punic War” presentation on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TScQSglbpXw.

Congratulations to all the Historicon 2019 GM Award winners! The top winners are:

1. Duke Siefried Game Master of the Year Award: James McGaughey.

2. Best of Show: Siege of Paris,” By Erin Spiess (28mm Dark Ages).

3. Best of Theme:Brazen Chariots,” by Adam Wine and NOWS (15mm WWII).

A full list of award winners is on our website at https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconGMAwards.

That’s our quick recap. Don’t forget to reserve your room and make plans for Historicon 2020. See you there!

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Re: Historicon 2020

Bob
 

I called to book a couple rooms this morning. (Con rate =$145/night) (“Historicon Attendees;  Rate Code = HGAHGAA)
She said the convention rate only applies to King rooms now. Everything else has been booked.
Me: “but the room block just opened 10 minutes ago!?”.
She said there was nothing else available except kings at all.
I then asked what the non-convention rate was for a 2x double bed room. 
Answer: with either a senior, or AAA discount its $203/night.

I then asked if I could book the rooms as kings and then later change them to doubles.
She said yes, I could do that. “IF” they open up the room block for more rooms of that type.
So I said “But the convention has booked the whole hotel”.
She said, "only kings are available".
Bizarre.

Called the international reservation number instead and asked the same questions and got the same answers.
This one also said that the convention organizer set the number of each of the room types in the block, not the hotel.
I asked if the convention booked the whole hotel.
Answer: no

So no room for me. At least not at that hotel.
If I go, I'll either stay in a different hotel or BRBO.
But, right now I’m quite annoyed. I probably won’t go.
I’ve been to close to a hundred conferences and conventions over the years.
HMGS is the only group that consistently screws the pooch.

Dealing with half-assed convention organization gets old.
Especially as I get older and crankier!

Bob



Re: Historicon 2020

El Rolando
 

Well hopefully you'll end up going because next year was the first time I planned on going! We can sort something out I'm sure. 

I miss living in Virginia for this reason though. Going to Cold Wars every year was super easy.

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 10:03 Bob <brodgers@...> wrote:
I called to book a couple rooms this morning. (Con rate =$145/night) (“Historicon Attendees;  Rate Code = HGAHGAA)
She said the convention rate only applies to King rooms now. Everything else has been booked.
Me: “but the room block just opened 10 minutes ago!?”.
She said there was nothing else available except kings at all.
I then asked what the non-convention rate was for a 2x double bed room. 
Answer: with either a senior, or AAA discount its $203/night.

I then asked if I could book the rooms as kings and then later change them to doubles.
She said yes, I could do that. “IF” they open up the room block for more rooms of that type.
So I said “But the convention has booked the whole hotel”.
She said, "only kings are available".
Bizarre.

Called the international reservation number instead and asked the same questions and got the same answers.
This one also said that the convention organizer set the number of each of the room types in the block, not the hotel.
I asked if the convention booked the whole hotel.
Answer: no

So no room for me. At least not at that hotel.
If I go, I'll either stay in a different hotel or BRBO.
But, right now I’m quite annoyed. I probably won’t go.
I’ve been to close to a hundred conferences and conventions over the years.
HMGS is the only group that consistently screws the pooch.

Dealing with half-assed convention organization gets old.
Especially as I get older and crankier!

Bob



Re: Historicon 2020

 

I’ve had another cup of coffee and I’m less grumpy now.
 
I just spoke to the Holiday Inn Lancaster Hotel that is two blocks away from the Convention Center.
They were very helpful.
Even though the HMGS web site lists them as having a convention rate, HMGS neglected to tell the hotel.
So, the con rates aren’t active yet. 
But even so, I reserved two, 2-bed double-occupancy rooms for arrival on Thursday, July 9th - departing on Sunday the 12th.
Current “standard rate” (with AAA discount) is $142 for Thursday and $190/night for Fri & Sat.
 
They told me to check back around April-June to get the con rate applied. They aren’t sure what that will be yet.
They said that even if I forget to check back, they’ll give me the con rate “at the door”.  But, I won’t forget.
They also advised that they can’t put a roll-away bed in a room with two queen beds due to fire codes. 
So, you won’t be able to squeeze a third or fourth guy into the room unless you want to share a bed and cuddle.
 
They appear to have plenty of rooms available right now.
 
Bob