|Lee's Summit High School - Recruits!|
We were more than pleased with the whole trip. This Con felt larger than our local events here in Denver. I have to say what really made this Con was the hospitality of the Staff and all the people we met. I can't wait to go back.
Nick Wilkowski coordinates Recruits. Nick and his staff were so helpful. The whole event was very well coordinated. By the way, signing up games for the event was effortless. Whoever handles their website and signup forms needs a pat on the back and our event leaders here in Colorado should take note. Besides the registration staff they had members on the floor making sure all of the games were moving along and the Game Masters were taken care of. They also had a snack bar at the Gym entrance which served up pizza, hot dogs, cookies, drinks, etc.
|Nice Snack Bar|
|Entrance to Gym straight ahead|
|Surrounded by Dealers|
|Friday Afternoon setup|
The gaming tables took up the entire Basketball Gym with the dealer tables all around the edges. It was a perfect setting playing your battles and able to get up between turns and walk up to a local dealer. I was looking for the 40k guys so walked around a bit. I noticed people going down one floor which basically is below the floor we were on. Well, there they were, the 40K tourney in all its glory. A very large space and couple of dealers that focused on Sci Fi were also there. Very nice setup.
|Tables starting to fill|
We did run into Bill Daniel and Todd Pressley. It was great seeing them there. And I met many new friends! Dave Franklin, Bill Cauble, Larry Armin, Geoff McHarg, Phil Flores, Conrad, Mark Lueckenhoff, Jim Finneran to name a few. It was so good to meet all of you! I know we will be in touch and will be throwing dice with each other again soon.
I put on a Bolt Action Demonstration Game. The board build was on my last post if you want to check it out. We had a lot people interested in playing Bolt Action. Jim on his demonstration boards and my battle board always had players throughout the Con throwing down dice, asking questions and really, everyone picking it up pretty fast.
So that is it in a nutshell. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
|Swashbucklers! By Jeff "Gully" Gullion|
|Wind in the Wires (WWI) by Steve, Ed and Chris|
|Freeblades by Jon Cleaves (Todd and Bill were in this battle)|
|Steampunk Battle by Jason and Kim Wilborn|
|Lobositz by Mark Pretzel (Geoff, Doug, Dave and Conrad)|
|Bolt Action - Jim teaching a demo game|
|Jim introducing more players to Bolt Action while the previous "class" |
went on to play on his excellent Tarawa Board.
|Pirates! - Raid on the Spanish Main by "Gully"|
|More of this excellent setup!|
|French and Indian War by Chris Cluckey - Beautiful Terrain!!|
|54mm figures fighting on this work of art Terrain.|
|French Indian War|
|Great job Chris!|
|Boxer Rebellion by Bob Davis|
|Bolt Action (Todd, Geoff, Dave, Doug, Bill) We had a lot of fun!|
|Jim's beautiful Tarawa Board. Marines taking the beach working their |
way to the command bunker! I also played a couple of games on his table.
|More Bolt Action!|