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After four successive days of non-stop wargaming madness, my trip to Historicon 2015 is over. I had an amazing time, due in no small part the fact that my CT gaming buddy Tom was able to join me this year, and we are both certain to head their again next year, as seasoned veterans!

Last year’s trip was a blur to me, especially with serious travel delays followed by an all-day tournament, so this year I opted to commit to less, and just go with the flow. I’m glad I did. For starters, I too several painting (and sculpting!) classes that taught me some neat tricks, and I also enjoyed dipping in and out of a number of games that I never normally would be exposed to.

If I had to compare the event to last year, it felt roughly the same size, perhaps a little bigger, but there weren’t as many giant eye-catching games. The overall quality of the games though was definitely better, especially the terrain.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy!

The token, "First table I saw" pic!

The token, “First table I saw” pic!

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Road Warrior models – Ilan this one’s for you!

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Miniature Building Authority display.

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Flags from the Flag Dude – arguably my favorite modeling accessory ever!

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Flames of War Doubles Tournament

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D-Day – still wondering how models in the middle of the table are moved.

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Tom’s final doubles game.

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The French move into position!

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Closely fought game.

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Wonderful terrain set-up.

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Battlefront’s winter-themed board.

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Some of the tables set up for the FOW Nationals.

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Warlord Games Sculptor, Wojtek teaching a sculpting class. Amazing talent!

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Wojtek shows how to sculpt faces.

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An impressive American Civil War battlefield.

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More terrain goodness.

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Carnage and Glory Napoleonic game.

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My favorite looking game of the convention. A mind-numbingly huge table with a staggering amount of Celts and Romans battling over it.

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Not only were there countless numbers of models, but they were very well painted as well.

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And they were nearly all metal to my knowledge!

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Wargaming The Sound of Music.

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Pike and Shotte, English Civil War.

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Charge!

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The second “I can’t believe how big this table is” table of the con.

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The Celt battle line.

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My first game of Pike and Shotte – commanding a Battalia of cavalry.

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Holding the right flank.

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Bracing for the cavalry clash.

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A splendid-looking sight.

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A view from the left end of the table.

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Despite the collapse of the opposing right flank, the gradual grinding down of our forces led to a slim victory for our opponents.

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Look what I won!

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My Flames of War Fallschirmjager platoon. Very proud of these guys!

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Get ready for take-off!

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