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Historicon 2019 Live Blog - Part One!

Historicon 2019 Live Blog - Part One!

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Good Bye From Day 1 At Historicon

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Thats all for day one at Historicon, come join us tomorrow for more from the convention.

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Paul McKenna
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If none of you are hungover tomorrow I am very disappointed in you all

Avernos
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I don’t get hangovers it’s a waste of drinking time 😆

bobcockayne
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@Avernos Well it is like trying to give a hangover to a mobile Black Hole.
Your more likely to get a history overload

phaidknott
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Really enjoying the coverage so far, it’s a major show that just doesn’t seem to get much coverage these days. Good to see the old green felt still in use, and many gamers putting on the games.

For those that have never been to a US “historical” wargames show the main feature is participation games put on by the attendees. You have to book a table and it’s quite fierce on the time constraints. For many gamers who are in contact via the internet it sometimes provides the single time of the year they might meet up to play a game outside of their local group (so it really is a social event more than anything). The British “Demo” game is a rare beast (where attendees can watch but not play).

As the Traders hall is more of a weekend thing, I wouldn’t expect to see much on that front until Sat/Sun. So keep the games coming (and photos, LOTS of photos) 🙂

tmon
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Yes I agree the Sword beach was sweet!!

tmon
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Cover F10:206 La Petite Armee Clinic
Friday, 10:00 AM, Battle of Leipzig Please!

oriskany
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I will make sure it’s on the running order for the morning! 😀

bobcockayne
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@oriskany think we need to clone you, so you can do everything.

Jennifer
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uhhhhmmmmm speaking as his girlfriend…I don’t know if I could handle that 🙂

oriskany
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You should be so lucky. 😀

oriskany
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@tmon – got ’em both! 😀

ghent99
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Great job guys. So much to see yet.

oriskany
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“So much to see yet.”

Truer words never spoken.

torros
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Well done chaps. Really good day one

I had already mentioned it but like to see the Clash of Spears demo and maybe the 10mm Battlrgroup game

Had a quick look through the list of games and a look at any of the naval or air games would be good

oriskany
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We did get the Clash of Spears, twice actually … and a big slice of the Naval games in multiple systems and air battles in Aerodrome as well.

Damon
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Great stuff so far, really enjoying the spread of the coverage.

oriskany
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Thanks very much! We’re trying to get a taste of all the “sub-genres.”

brucelea
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Cheers for a great first day of coverage guys 👍

oriskany
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Thanks very much @brucelea … we admittedly had a rough start on the first day, didn’t really hit our stride until 10:00- but once we got cooking we fell into a rhythm.

One thing we definitely didn’t plan right was the PHYSICAL SIZE of the convention. So we went through the program and picked everything we wanted to do based on TIME. Not realizing some of these games would be on different floors, etc. Oh, and then the convention changed many of the times and tables anyway …

So we just started doing it geographically. Hit Heritage Hall … then Commonwealth Hall. Then Freedom 2 (trade), then Freedom 1 (Tournament), then Wally’s Basement, then the Hobby Academy on Floor 4 … 🙁 🙁 🙁

Luckily we enlisted the aid of some of the “local partisans,” namely OTT community members @silverfox8 and @warforger , who helped provide additional photos of areas we couldn’t get to.

goban
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Thanks lads for being there so that I don’t have to be, (suffering rom a hangover).

oriskany
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Oh no! Feel better soon!

buggeroff
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Well done lads. How’s the hangover

oriskany
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I made my saving throw. Two aspirin and a glass of water before bed beats it every time.

wargamer-painter Phil
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and the BFG weary from his days exertions starts his quest to find the magical restorative known as BEER!

oriskany
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Scotch and bourbon make everything better …

bobcockayne
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Think watching this is possibly better than being there, When I did do Historicon, only did one day (1st time in U.S.and bad planning) didnt see half you lot did in one day apart from traders.

zorg
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Loveing all the videos/pics you are putting out Guy’s

oriskany
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Thanks @bobcockayne and @zorg !

coachjose59
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Great job guys!

longshotte
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Looking forward to the rest of the coverage

oriskany
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somegeezer
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Great first day fellas. I’ll keep catching up.

oriskany
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Better late than never, @somegeezer ! 😀

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