Friday, July 17, 2009

Historicon: Day 1

After an uneventful drive through the mountains of Pennsylvania, I was able to hook up with Ken in Strasburg, just outside Lancaster PA...home of the last country Historicon. Next year, it's off to the sights and (apparent) dangers of Baltimore (but more of that anon). The first evening in Amish country was spent catching up over cigars and drinks. Thursday was the first day of the convention and Ken and I appeared at the dealer hall promptly at 0800hrs (ugh!) to set up the booth. When the unwashed masses were admitted at 1200, we were already feeling the effects of the long drive the day before and the early rising. This was only partially mitigated by the natural excitement of the first day of another convention!

Damn, but it was a busy day. I ran three demo games at the booth while Ken exercised his considerable charm with visitors. At times like that, Red Bull is your friend! and again...and again!

Sitting here Friday morning, dealing with the after effects of the abuse I inflicted on my body last night with Red Bull, rich food, wine, beer, and cigars, I've quickly come to the conclusion that this will be a very short blog ent............

General Cornwallis leading his troops in the demo game.

American artillery awaiting the British advance.

What's that you say?

The demo table.

The World Headquarters!


  1. Yay! So exciting. I am jealous I couldn't come this year. Looks like a fab game and you seem to be having a great time. Say Hi to Ken for us and tell him not to quit his painting service!


  2. I guess I picked the wrong weekend to order some bases from Litko, judging by your World HQ photo, Dave. Have fun when you can.