Chris Palmer My wargame club, the HAWK’s , took a big step this year, and decided to increase their usual single-day gaming event, BARRAGE, to a 2-day event this year. With about double the upfront cost, we hoped that, to paraphrase the famous movie line; “if we built it, they would come”. As it turned out, we were not disappointed; because by all indications we had a near record crowd!
Here’s a photo report of the weekend. We want to thank all he gamers and gamemasters who came out and took part, making it the great success that it was!
|A view of the main hall on Friday afternoon.|
|I ran two sessions of Frostgrave on Friday. This was the first one, that afternoon. We had six different wizards battling it out in the frozen city.|
|A view of the large three way battle that raged around the viaduct during the first game. In the end we had a tie for winner, with two of the wizards scoring 240 experience points.|
|This was a view of the second Frostgrave game I ran Friday evening. Once again I had 6 wizards vying for treasure and glory.|
|A view of the game-long battle aboard the ship hulk between the Enchanter’s forces and the Chronomancer’s. In this game the victor managed to score 300 experience points.|
|Here is a view of the main hall Saturday morning.|
|A shot of Buck Surdu’s Combat Patrol game on Saturday morning.|
|One of the initiatives this year was to schedule a bunch of kids games, and encourage kid attendees. Here is a look at Chris Johnson’s Kid’s ACW game, No Retreat, No Surrender.|
|Another one of the Kid’s Games being run Saturday was Peter Schweighofer’s Valley of the Ape game.|
A perennial favorite of the crowd, a hit with both young and old, is Rich Heffner’s Aerodrome 1.1 games.
|We also had well attended Flames of War Tournaments running both Friday and Saturday.|
|A shot of Ed Watts’ The Yellow Submarine Caper game|
|A new addition this year was Gamemaster Emril Genscher who ran short 1 to 2 hour tabletop games for folks who had a little time to kill between their miniatures events.|
|We also had a well-attended L’Art De La Guerre tournament on Saturday.|
|Another annual tradition that has become a big part of BARRAGE is the Saturday night pizza dinner.|
|Philip Gardocki’s Battle of Pelennor Fields game was a beautiful spectacle to see.|
|A shot of Rebels battling Imperial Stormtroopers in Greg Priebe’s Star Wars game using modified Combat Patrol rules.|
|Then after the con was over it was time for the club’s annual late-night Pirate LARP using modified Blood & Swash rules.|
See you all at BARRAGE 2017!