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.
15mm “Defense of Strongpoint 116.” A Yom Kippur War 1973 game using Gepanzert Faust rules.
Manhattan Beach JHS group playing out 15mm Napoleonic French with Bavarian allies vs. Austrians.
Just excitement…. dice rolls and miniatures.
Napoleonic 15mm General of Brigade game with Duke Winser’s Manhattan Beach JHS gaming group.
Link to Duke Winser’s blog page: Link
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.
Fire & Maneuver 1/72 game continues….
Stoke Field 1487 scenario with 15mm WOTR armies. Large format DBA action.
Check Your Six (CY6) game called “Thunderbolts over Japan”.
Check Your Six game continues… “Remembering Ralph” scenario.
FOG games in progress.
Field of Glory (FOG) 15mm ancients Tournament
FOG game without the gamers….
Portable DBA game in action….
Central view of convention held in the spacious Manhattan Beach CA National guard armory.
Left side room view taken just after opening.
Right side view of HMGS-PSW convention from entrance.
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…. 🙂