HMGS-PSW Convention Oct 2013

As I compose and write-up my tardy French republican Battle of Dego 1796 AAR this week, I came across photos taken at the recent October HMGS-PSW convention. HMGS-PSW (Pacific Southwest) has been arranging historical conventions, since 1988, in the greater Los Angeles area. Well attended compact show with a variety of games and certainly worth a visit at their bi-annual events. During the year they sponsor mini-themed events (ancients, 28mm bolt action, FOW, naval, aerial etc.) at different venues, plus giving support to the local gaming clubs.

HMGS-PSW link:  HMGS-PSW

October 2013 Preliminary Event List with additional game information:  PEL

WR's scenario "Battle of Dego April 1796" using 25/28mm miniatures.

WR’s scenario “Battle of Dego April 1796” using 25/28mm miniatures.

15mm "Defense of Strongpoint 116." A Yom Kippur War 1973 game using Gepanzert Faust rules

15mm “Defense of Strongpoint 116.” A Yom Kippur War 1973 game using Gepanzert Faust rules.

Manhattan Beach JHS group playing out Napoleonic French with Bavarians vs. Austrians

Manhattan Beach JHS group playing out 15mm Napoleonic French with Bavarian allies vs. Austrians.

Just excitement.... dice rolls and miniatures.

Just excitement…. dice rolls and miniatures.

General of Brigade game with Duke Winser's Manhattan Beach JHS gaming group.

Napoleonic 15mm General of Brigade game with Duke Winser’s Manhattan Beach JHS gaming group.

Link to Duke Winser’s blog page: Link

Amphipolis 422 B.C. 28mm game at start. Using the Hopomachia rules.

DBA gone BIG scale….. that is one long battle line of miniatures.

"On the Road to Berlin". Fire & Maneuver game in 1/72 scale.... Grand old styling gaming.

“On the Road to Berlin”.  Fire & Maneuver game in 1/72 scale…. Grand old styling gaming.

Fire & Maneuver 1/72 game continues....

Fire & Maneuver 1/72 game continues….

Stoke Field 1487 scenario with 15mm WOTR armies. Large format DBA action.

Stoke Field 1487 scenario with 15mm WOTR armies. Large format DBA action.

Check Your Six (CY6) game called "Thunderbolts over Japan".

Check Your Six (CY6) game called “Thunderbolts over Japan”.

Check Your Six game continues... "Remembering Ralph."

Check Your Six game continues… “Remembering Ralph” scenario.

FOG games in progress.

FOG games in progress.

Field of Glory (FOG) 15mm ancients Tournament

Field of Glory (FOG) 15mm ancients Tournament

FOG game with the gamers....

FOG game without the gamers….

Portable DBA game in action....

Portable DBA game in action….

Central view of convention held in the spacious Manhattan Beach CA National guard armory

Central view of convention held in the spacious Manhattan Beach CA National guard armory.

Left side view taken just after opening dice tosses on the convention floor.

Left side room view taken just after opening.

Right side view of HMGS-PSW convention from entrance.

Right side view of HMGS-PSW convention from entrance.

Convention action and game rolling along.

Convention action and game rolling along late morning.

If in the Greater Los Angeles area sometime, check out HMGS-PSW for gaming opportunities. Or just contact WR…. 🙂

WR

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4 thoughts on “HMGS-PSW Convention Oct 2013

    • Hi Peter,
      Thank you for your support… a basic report, mostly photos showing some West coast gaming. Still sunny out here… you are getting all our weather back east and free refrigeration too. Tournament games support the convention so my hats off to them but I am a “scenario guy” myself…like you I expect. Painting up Assyrians I see.

      Michael aka WR

      P.S.
      Your recent Danish articles pushed me into cleaning up (dust off and locate) my napoleonic Danish army. They take the tabletop this saturday with some new standards….. 8 line regts (of 4 btns each), 4 light regts, 3 hy. cavalry, 2 lt. dragoons, the hussars, the Liv horse guard and our favorite…. those red carriage artillery batteries. Will provide photos in due course…. win or glorious defeat.

      P.S.S.
      Now to find my ancient Assyrian army in 25mm.

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