Saturday, July 12, 2014

NHMGS Game Day at the Flying Heritage Collection

A handful of the Northwest Historical Miniature Gaming Society members made it up to the Flying Heritage Collection up in Everett, WA today. The newly "elected" president of the society, Sven Lugar, coordinated and hosted a wonderful event thanks in no small part the to Flying Heritage folks. Not only do we get in for free, but we get a personal tour of the collection. Today they flew several WW2 vintage aircraft in the marvelous weather. There was a Zero, P-47 and a couple more fighter aircraft which I failed to see. I only saw the Zero when it was taxiing after it's initial flight when I got there.

On the gaming side, Pat L. (Socal Warhammer) set up a WAB tournament, but due to lack of participants showing up it was basically a small affair. In the morning session, I had my Campanians weather the brutal attacks by my buddy Scott's Late Republican Romans. I failed to use my light troops more effectively, and basically had my two hoplite units take on several of his pila wielding units. Here are a few shots from the game.
Campanian center facing Late Rep. Romans
View from the Campanian right; Oscan cavalry with thrusting spears on the right wing. They ended up being routed off after combat with Roman infantry.
Campanian left - Oscan cavalry with javelins, allied Pyrrhic Guards with javelins and thrusting spears, and Oscan Warriors with thrusting spears - all Light units in Open Order. The Guards did manage to defeat an enemy infantry unit in combat. This after the enemy suffering a bit of shooting casualties from a nearby Cretan archer unit.
This is where it got ugly - Campanian hoplites - one unit with the Army General and Standard - stuck in combat with multiple units of Roman infantry. I believe we fought it out for three rounds - the unit with the Campanian General finally failing it's leadership test and being overtaken and destroyed by the enemy.  This was at the bottom of Turn 6, so they lasted quite a while.
Pat played his Seleucids against Scott's Romans in the afternoon. Thanks to our extended lunch, we missed the fly overs of the WW2 aircraft. Here are a few shots from the venue:
The nice display set up by Sven. That powder horn is handmade by Sven - he gives one to the winner of his Musket & Tomahawks tournaments. He also awards drinking horns to his Saga tournament winners. Quite a worthy successor to Kevin Smyth - who headed NHMGS for many, many years.

Besides the WABing - there was a Bolt Action game, an All Quiet on the Martian Front game was hosted by Sven, and a Muskets and Tomahawks game hosted by Daryl N. - which I got to play in for the first time. I really like the rules and plan to pick them up soon.
Sven's cool looking AQOTMF game

B-25 in working condition.

P-51 in working condition - as all of the aircraft and vehicles in the collection.
video
I managed to get a clip of the Zero taxing when I first showed up in the morning. Sven caught the other aircraft and should be posting the video on the NHMGS Facebook.

20 comments:

  1. Great games at an inspirational venue. Looks like you had a brilliant day out! Hope the museum had the AC on! Damn hot on the east side of the state.

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  2. Thanks, Jonathan. It was indeed a nice day at an equally nice venue. It was not too bad in the big hangar, even with the doors open. Guess it's far enough north for a bit of relief. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Paul. It surely was. Also, Pat mentioned your interview in his next podcast - will need to listen in! Best, Dean

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  4. Great looking games and event Dean.

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    1. Indeed - quite a fine day and venue. Dean

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  5. Great pics and the game look great. The IHMN looks very much like All Quiet on the Martian Front. It looks good great though. What a shame you missed the planes they give you a great feeling when they fly over. I can remember some Spitfires flying over a seaside harbour when I was a kid they where a sight to behold.

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    1. Simon, now that you mention it, it may have been that instead. I will need to ask Sven - I was going by the rule book he had on the display. Best, Dean

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  6. Seems to be a great event, nice pics Dean!

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  7. What a great venue for a wargames event. I was at the Bovington Tank Museum last weekend for a wargames show and it was fantastic to walk amongst the tanks and see many miniature tank games in progress.
    Great pictures.

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    1. I saw that - you and your son. The Bovington museum has a massive collection - probably one of the few places with two King Tigers too. Best, Dean

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  8. I was thinking the same this as Simon when he said IHMN looks a lot like All Quiet on the Martian Front.

    Those are some gorgeous planes and I wish you had been able to see them all in flight.

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    1. Anne - You and Simon may be correct - I will have to ask Sven what rules they were. Best, Dean

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  9. Great pics and video, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Looks like it was a great event - what a great venue for a gaming event

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  11. Thank you all very kindly for visiting the blog and great comments. It was a nice day with more to see and do than time available. Best, Dean

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  12. It looked like a good game with beautiful minis, until the Companians were defeated.

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    1. Thanks, James. I really should think out my tactics a bit more - I had two units of cavalry (w/WS4), and Pat only had infantry - I should've done a lot more with them.

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