Twenty-plus hour overtime weeks have descended upon work, but that won't stop me of dreaming of an open weekend for Fall-in!
The PEL is up at Fall-in.org. My first thought was "When are the Napoleonic Wars over so we can stop the glut of anniversary games?" My second thought was "Yay, Great War games gearing up for the anniversary!"
Time to go over what's "Viscount certified cool":
F-149 - Them!
Fri. 1:00 PM, 4 hrs, 8 players GM: Karl Shanoltz Prize: grab bag of bugs!!!
SciFi 15mm, Rules: Home Rules
Based on a 1954 "B" sci-fi movie, Giant radiated ants invade Calf. Can you discover the location of the queens chamber and complete your mission? Or will the ants have a picnic? Players under 12 with participating adult. (rules will be taught)
I hope this is just as cheesey as the subject matter it covers.
F-188 - The Marines at Okaharui (German SouthWest Africa, 1904)
Fri. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 6 players GM: Roy Jones with Eric Alvarado
Colonial 25mm, Rules: Sword and the Flame (Modified)
German Marines and Schutztruppen are moving in column through incredibly thick thorn bushes, in pursuit of Herero forces. Visibility is obscured, and the column is traveling at a crawl. Suddenly, shots ring out from the bush – and mounted Herero troops spring their trap! A desperate fight, with Marines vs. Mounted, from the scenario book "The Herero War". More at: www.hererowars.com.
One of these days, I shall jump into one of these games. They always look simply, yet incredibly fun.
F-104 - Adriatic Jutland
Fri. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 10 players GM: Gary Coyle WW1 , Rules: Fleet Action Imminent
In August 1914, the French Navy raided into the Adriatic, hoping to engage the Austro Hungarians. All they caught was a light cruiser. What if the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine had taken the bait and the two forces met? With Italy neutral and the Brits chasing the Germans, it is nearly an equal fight.
Any Great War naval that isn't Jutland is right up my alley.
F-220 - Gnome Wars: The Vilage of Tulgas
Fri. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 6 players GM: Jim Stanton with Steven Stanton and Stout Gnomes
Sponsor: Brigade Games, Prize: GNOMES! Other 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars
On November 11, 1918 elements of Hodson's American Infantry, 10th Highlanders, and a battery of Swiss Field Artillery were positioned in the Village of Tulgas. Suddenly, they were assaulted by the 96th Saratov Infantry regiment, part of Trotsky's newly raised Red Army. Heavily outnumbered and low on supplies, the allies had two cards in the hole - Mr. Browning and his friend Mr. Vickers. Anyone bringing a painted Gnomes at War unit from Brigade Games does not have to preregister.
Jim is back with a vengeance!
F-344 - Battle of the Falklands
Fri. 6:00 PM, 4 hrs, 6 players
GM: Paul Meyer and NOWS
WW1 , Rules: Shipbase 3
The fight off the Falklands as it might have been had Von Spee be given the support he'd origonally requested. The British Battlecruisers may find find that they've been "caught a tartar". Shipbase 3 is a computer moderated system that combines realistic mechanics with streamlined combat resolution and record keeping to produce a truly fast-playing naval minatures game. minors welcome with playing adult, rules taught
See my previous comment on Great Wars naval
F-232 - Battle of Krasnik, August 1914
Fri. 6:00 PM, 4 hrs, 6 players GM: Jesse Scarborough
Sponsor: TOB Games, Prize: Gift Certificate WW1 15mm, Rules: Command Decision Test of Battle
Forces of the Dual Monarchy reached their zenith during this early war battle with the Czar’s troops. A playtest for the forthcoming “Great War East - 1914” scenario book by Test of Battle Games.
F-190 - Trench Wars: The Battle of Tulgas, 1918
Fri. 8:00 PM, 4 hrs, 4 players GM: John Spiess
WW1 28mm, Rules: Trench Wars
On November 11, 1918, elements of the 339th American Inf, 10th Royal Scots, and a battery of Canadian Field Artillery were positioned in the Village of Tulgas. Suddenly, they were assaulted by the 96th Saratov Infantry, part of Trotsky's newly raised Red Army. Heavily outnumbered and low on supplies, the allies had
one card in the hole. Mr. Trotsky, meet Mr. Browning… and his friend Mr. Vickers.
Oooh, the historical version of the gnome game!
F-221 - Gnome Wars: The Joust!
Fri. 8:00 PM, 2 hrs, 30 players GM: Steven Stanton with Jim Stanton and Stout Gnomes
Sponsor: Brigade Games, Prize: GNOMES! Other 28mm, Rules: To Cry a Joust
Gnome Jousting Tournament. Rules Taught - quick, easy, FUN! PRIZES!!
If you are in the vicinity of Lancaster, and not participating in the joust, I can label you an idiot.
S-185 - At the Edge of Empire - Sahara, 1890
Sat. 9:00 AM, 4 hrs, 8 players GM: Brendan Watts with Edward Watts and Monday Night
Adventurers Colonial 25mm, Rules: The Sword and the Flame/The Sword in North Africa
The French Foreign Legion attempts to hold a far flung outpost versus an Arab uprising, help is on the way, but it will it be in time ? Kid / adult /family / dinosaur fan friendly.
French Foreign Legion! Woot!
S-172 - Teddy Bear Roman Civil War Picnic
Sat. 10:00 AM, 2 hrs, 8 players GM: Jim Reynolds and WNPG Sponsor: Eureka USA, Prize: Teddy Bears
Ancients 28mm, Rules: Teddy Bear Ancients
It is a final showdown for all the marbles. Who shall rule the picnic grounds. Will it be Poohpey or Yogius Caesar. Kids Game
S-173 - Death at Distlefink! (AKA The Night the Hall Pig went Bad!)
Sat. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 6 players GM: Shawn Reis with Mindy Robins and WNPG
Sponsor: Aftermath Modular Terrain, Prize: Dice Modern 28mm, Rules: Ambush Z
Fall in! weekend has arrived once more. The vendors are selling their wares, games are being played, the Hobby University is teaching people how to paint and there is a charity event for Toys for Tots. What could possibly go wrong? Stop by and find out what happens when the "Hall Pig" goes bad and gamers start
turning into Zombies. Bring a Painted 28mm Figure of yourself and join in the fun
S-223 - Gnome Wars: The Assualt at Prince Stiofan's...
Sat. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 8 players GM: Jim Stanton and Stout Gnomes Sponsor: Miniature Building Authority & Brigade Games, Prize: GNOMES! Other 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars
The Germans, Russians, and Japanese launch a surprise attack on Prince Stiofan's country estate, hoping to take the young prince captive. It is rumored that one of the four treasures of the Tuatha De Danann, the Cauldron of the Dagda, has been moved to the estate and Lon would love to get his hands on it. Luckily Stiofan was hosting a dinner for the leaders from other gnome tribes!
S-183 - WWI Battle of the Somme-Thiepval Ridge 1916
Sat. 6:00 PM, 3 hrs, 6 players GM: Troy Turner with Bill Miller and Maphogs, Prize: French TankWW1 15mm, Rules: Fire and Fury Variant
The battle of the Somme was far more than the oft thought of "line em up & shoot em down" scenes from movies. The Somme was a series of grinding battles that bloodied the allies & came close to
breaking the German army. Thiepval featured new tactics & weapons used by the British. The French desperately tried to link up the fumbling British. Can the allies break the resolute German defenses? Adult must be present with child
S-222 - Gnome Wars: ...just not the slowest.
Sat. 8:00 PM, 3 hrs, 8 players GM: Steven Stanton and Stout Gnomes Sponsor: Miniature Building Authority & Brigade Games, Prize: GNOMES!
Other 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars A farm house, a roadside in, and a few hundred of your closest
undead friends coming for a late-night feeding. To get away, you don't have to be the fastest…..
This is the reason we're staying overnight. Zombies and a kickass warband. Victory shall be mine!