|(Image by: Studios B3 in honor of Enfilade 2018's theme--Rebels and Rebellions)|
While the NHMGS officers are planning next year's Show Theme, I've been sorting through the pictures of my brief sojourn to this year's convention.
I won't rehash my tale of woe, as to how I managed to miss most of Enfilade 2018. (You can see the previous post for that--and more importantly--links to other gaming blogs).
By the time I did make it to the convention, Time Block D: (Saturday, starting at 2 PM) was in full-swing.
Since I had to start work early the next day, I only stayed until the end of the game period in order to: Snap some pictures,
The rest of this post is a montage of the pictures I managed to take, and put in some coherent order.
Enfilade 2018 Painting Competition Entries:
I'm not sure who won what, but I thought the figures on display were awesome.
The Games of Time Block D
Here is one set of players who "put to sea" for the Battle of Mobile Bay, game mastered by Steve Thorne.
|(The players gathered around "the bay")|
|(Wooden ships vs. ironclads)|
Other naval games were scheduled, but I "missed the boat" so to speak, in that they may have wrapped up early, or were cancelled.
The only games during this period that hearkened back to antiquity were a couple of /De Bellis Antiquitatis (DBA) sessions.
|(Chris Ewick, owner of The Game Matrix, running a session of "Big Battle DBA")|
I did take a photo of a pair of normal-sized DBA games but they didn't come out.
Advancing through the ages, the "Horse & Musket Era" was well-represented.
A couple of games centered on the American War of Independence. The next two photos are of Knapton's Trading Post, hosted by Norris Hazelton.
|(British troops march on a colonial supply depot)|
|("Those damned rebels" attempting to hold back the redcoats)|
The rematch between America and Great Britain, (a.k.a. The War of 1812), was the topic of one game depicting the Battle of New Orleans.
|(British troops attempting to break through the American breastworks)|
|(They almost made it)|
Looking at the "bigger picture" of the Napoleonic Wars, Bill Hughes broke out his big 6mm collection and his rules, The Conflict, to run a version of the Battle of Kalisz.
|(Bill listens to a player asking a rules-related question)|
|(A close-up of just a part of Bill's collection)|
A larger-scaled version of the Napoleonic Wars was also underway. In this case, it was a composite force of French and allied troops attempting to clear the mountains of Tyrolean "rebel scum" in James Sagen's Alps Aflame!
|(An Alpine mountain pass represented by an extra-long table)|
|(French and allied troops marching in-column)|
|(Initial contact at the village of "Mittwald")|
|(French troops and their allies attempt to storm the heights held by Tyrolean "rebel scum")|
While the French were trying to take-down the Tyroleans, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg was being played-out at another table.
|(An "eagle-eye's" view of the battlefield)|
|(Billy Yanks hold the Wheatfield)|
|(Contrary to the historical outcome, Confederates sweep over Little Round Top)|
|(A wider view of the battle for the Wheatfield)|
While musket & saber-wielding figures dominated the main show room, there were some sci-fi games, along with a 20th Century alternate-historical game being played.
It's the mid-1980s--sort of. For some reason, the Godless commie hordes launch "Operation Dragonuv" against the decadent imperialists of western Europe--probably because Derr Kommissar was in town.
This micro-armor game was hosted by Lawrence Bateman and Damon Crump.
|(Soviet forces concentrate for a breakthrough)|
|(Soviet tanks and IFVs cross a river)|
Final Thoughts on Enfilade 2018
So that wraps-up my fly-by impression of Enfilade 2018.
My attendance this year was about as short as Enfilade 2012. That year, I didn't get off work until Sunday afternoon, and had just enough time to get my t-shirt and buy some items from vendors before they closed.
Despite any of my brief stays, I still enjoy showing up and checking out the gaming scene.
See you--maybe--at Enfilade 2019!