This past weekend I attended KublaCon. I had a great time, getting there early on Friday and gaming through to Sunday evening. A large contingent of us wargamers went: Roy Scaife, John Lantz, Dan Kerrick, Adam Clark, Craig Hunter, Eammon Glass and longtime friend all the way from Scotland Andy Thompson and his wife Christine.
We played Bolt Action, Chain of Command, Black Powder, Skirmish Sangin and much more. Tons of pictures below of the different games.
A long post with A TON of pictures ... you have been warned :-)
First up, John Lantz ran his Bolt Action game. This was an eastern front engagement between some SS and Russians during Kursk. He ran the game two times in a row with lots of gamers showing up to play and have fun.
I played in a Chain of Command game that Adam Clark and Andy Thompson ran - another Germans on Russians game. The Russians had stop a German train and we fought around the train. Adam's train is a work of art. A combination of custom laser cutting and meticulous attention to detail (the rivets on the passenger car for example). Just awesome.
Roy Scaife and I ran the Salamanca Black Powder Napoleonics game on Saturday morning with a full compliment of gamers signed up to play. This was by far the best game of this scenario we had - it was close, with the British pulling off a minor victory at the end, but a total blood bath with a lot of aggressive moves and combat throughout the game. This was the first game where I got to use the new 3.5" dirt roads from The Flying Pig Terrain - along with the new 3.5" to 2" dirt road connector.
Dan Kerrick from our group worked hard to get a modern Afganistan game up and running for the convention. We played our first game using Skirmish Sangin. In this scenario a blackhawk has crashed and the British forces near the site must get to the chopper and rescue the crew before the Taliban can loot the chopper and kill the crew. An AH-64 was on hand to provide air support, but was bingo fuel and had to depart after only a few combat phases. The British manged to get to the chopper before the Taliban. Another game using The Flying Pig Terrain products - the 3.5" roads (desert) and the river/ford.
Adam Clark ran his VERY impressive Arnhem Chain of Command game using his 20 foot bridge. This was truly a site to behold. Adam also laser cut custom Chain of Command vehicle tracking cards (since there were so many vehicles used for the game). The Germans managed a victory here as they managed to exit several vehicles off the end of the board.
Matt ran his Brother Against Brother AWI game. Always an impressive looking layout and fun time with Matt's games. He had a full crowd as usual. Matt is using the 2" dirt roads here from The Flying Pig Terrain.
Below is a selection of pictures from other games run throughout the weekend. I setup my Dead Man's Hand game, a large game of Zombicide, an impressive "3D" version of Shadow's Over Camelot, 20mm WW2 in the snow, Matt's French Foreign Legion game, and so on.
So that is it, another KublaCon under my belt. I hope you enjoyed all the pictures.