Chris Palmer Saturday night at Historicon the HAWKs (Harford Area Weekely Kriegspielers) celebrated their 20 anniversary. The festivities included a large sheet cake, which was shared with all who were there in the club’s room at the convention.
The HAWKs was formed as an outgrowth of a non-credit course, that was called “Wargaming With Miniatures”, held at the local community college. The course was run by Andy Haag, who went along to become one of the founding members of the club. Two participants in that original course are still active in the club today, Eric Schlegel, and myself. Slowly the club grew by word of mouth, and today we have over 20 active members.
|Buck Surdu gives a short speech prior to the cake cutting|
For a complete history of the club, see here: HAWKs History
|Member Bill Acheson does the honorary first cut of the cake with a Franco-Prussian era cavalry saber. The club got special permission from HMGS to bring the saber in for the ceremony.|
|The cake is cut for the crowd|
|The earliest known picture of a HAWKs meeting, taken in 1996. The club was meeting in my basement at that time. The game is a Stalingrad Factory game. Shown from left to right are Buck Surdu, Jamie Davis, Doug Rockwell, Andy Haag, and Eric Schlegel.|
|The club today.|