January 17th to 19th saw the HMGS Midsouth branch host their annual Siege of Augusta Convention at the DoubleTree Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Lard Ambassador Mark Luther was there with one of his stunning Sharp Practice games. Mark sends us this report:
Siege of Augusta is our largest local wargames convention and once again attendance was up. Apparently 320 gamers were present this year. We were able to fly the Lardy banner which made us instantly spottable to those gamers interested in the rules, and we had nothing but positive comments from gamers interested in chatting about Lard. We had lots of comments and questions about Chain of Command and the range of other Lardy rules we had on display.
Our game stint was at 8pm on the Saturday evening and we ran the battle of Kettle Creek scenario with Sharp Practice. This was the largest engagement of the Revolutionary Wars in Georgia, so it was certainly topical. And we had a great time. The players really enjoyed the rules and the shock and morale system in particular got high marks. A fun evening of gaming was enjoyed and Siege of Augusta is certainly a convention we would look to participate in again. Thanks to all on the committee who worked so hard to make the event such a success.
Our thanks to Mark for this hard work. I have said this before, but Mark’s terrain concerns me in that I cannot come anywhere close to the degree of beauty which imbues all of his battlefields with. I am sure that, Dorien Gray-like, he must have a plain old table in his attic which looks just like mine!
Watch out for the Lard Ambassadors at your local convention or show!
Yesterday saw an excursion from Lard Island, as Fat Nick and I were off to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford for a day of gaming run by Dr.Paddy Griffith covering Operation Wesserubung, the German and Allied invasion of Norway in 1940. What resulted was quite possibly one of the most interesting, stimulating and enjoyable