Friday, September 30, 2016

Hurricon 2016 - Bill Moreno's The Lion & The Bear Scenario

I just wanted to show off some pictures of Bill's excellent Crimea Battle of the Alma.  I didn't get to play in it because I was somewhere in the Sudan at the time.  But here are some pictures so you can get an idea on the size of this battle.  Simply beautiful...Last Stand Dan

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hurricon 2016 - Various Pictures

Here are a bunch of pictures of some games, vendors, etc.  I didn't want to just shove them into a file. If you have any questions as to who or what any of this is just ask.  I'll find out if I don't know.

Last Stand Dan

Hurricon 2016 - Col. Hogan's The Siege of Khartoum Scenario

And now the last of the three battles to save Gordon at Khartoum.  To put this all together, we have two previous battles, each effecting the next.  The two battles before Khartoum both were dervish victories which made the Anglo/Egyptian late coming to the battles.  The gunboats with the remnants of the Camel Corps only made it to the Khartoum docks at the last turn.  The dervish ended up winning all three battles, Gordon was saved but Khartoum and Metemmeh were all lost.

This battle in particular featured the Khartoum model that is part of Bill's collection.  Take a look.  And as always we neglected to take all of the pictures that would have made this AAR better.  I hope you enjoyed them anyway.  

Thanks to Bill Hogan and Mike Lucas for putting all of this on.  It was fun coordinating all the battles with Bill and Mike over phone calls and Emails.  I look forward to the next project.

Last Stand Dan

Hurricon 2016 - Capt. Lucas's Action at Metemmeh Scenario

This is the second battle of the trilogy put on by Mike Lucas.  The terrain you see was a 20 minute conversion from the first battle.  It made things easier for all three battles to be able to keep and use the same board.  We just had to reconfigure all the cut foam underneath the canvas.

So the first battle was the running of the guns to Metemmeh and this battle was to try and link up with the Camel Corps to go back and help save Gordon at Khartoum.

Again, getting involved with the battle we forgot to take more pictures.  I think we caught enough to give you an idea of what we were doing.

Thanks Capt. Lucas for putting this one on I enjoyed it.

Last Stand Dan