So having returned from Crisis, I would like to show you some of the sights that could be seen there.
As usual, all pictures are linked to bigger versions!
If you did host a game and you can not find any pictures of it, I really apologize, it is probably that the pictures I took of it were no good. Sorry!
First of, just to give you an idea of the size of it all (and this is just the first hall):
I will refrain fro saying too much about the games and rather let the pictures do the talking, now if you should find anything that is mislabeled please let me know!
This could be a find example of that since I simply call it Wild West although from the looks of it, it was post ACW US cavalry vs. Native Americans.
Now Warmachine is not my cup of cake, bit this one was great with its two levels!
Now these were the general impressions from the show and now on the game I hosted… the battle of Möckern. I have to admit, that we did not really get to play a lot. There were always so many people who came to chat, that eventually there was no cohesive game to speak off. This will be remedied soon though, since we are planning to game it for good, before the year is over.
Thanks to all who came by and introduced themselves, really enjoyed chatting with all of you. Hope you got the same feeling in return!
What surprised me, was that this was the only game on display that dealt with the Völkerschlacht of Leipzig / Battle of Nations. Given that the bicentennial was only two weeks ago, I would have guessed there would be about a dozen other games.
And I was even more impressed by one gentleman who looked at the uniforms and flags of the troops on the table in detail and then went on to ask if this was Möckern. Really impressed by this kind off-the-top-of-the-head knowledge!!! And it made me proud to see that all the details I have worked on have not been wasted. Thank you!
Now someone lease also made me proud and that was Sami, who spend the day (and the previous night in the hotel) in the most well behaved way. Not bad for a dog of 5 month on his first big trip to a war-games show!
And this is the view we got just when we left the grounds at the show.
Hope you enjoyed the report and hope to see you next year!
November 3, 2013 at 15:49
Very nice report ! Many thanks !
November 4, 2013 at 09:22
Thank you, glad you liked it!
November 3, 2013 at 17:08
Very good report and indeed Crisis is not about (really) playing but interacting and talking to wargamers and showcasing what you’re doing.
Henk (from Red Barons with FotR demo)
November 4, 2013 at 09:24
Thank you Hank!
Well I can remember two Crisis’ where we actually played through a game! 😉 But them I was not hosting those on my own.
November 3, 2013 at 18:31
Burkhard: Those are some fabulous games! Love the smoke signaler and the guy getting dressed for battle! All the games and figs look great. Wow, so you took Sami with you too; what a great pup. Glad you had a great time and the photos came out great. Warm regards, Dean
November 4, 2013 at 09:30
Thanks Dean, glad you liked it!
I am really happy everything went so smooth with Sami. We had booked the hotel and everything in spring when there was no Sami and since my parents are on holiday there was no one to take care of him on the day otherwise. So we are really happy and proud how well he did. And he even learned a few thinks like going to restaurants and not to be scared of all people he meets!
Bert van Hal
November 4, 2013 at 10:22
Great report and beautiful pictures. Your AWI demo table was awesome! Crisis 2013 was great and hope to see some more of those beautiful THS demo tables on future occassions.
Greetings, Bert van Hal
November 4, 2013 at 18:36
Thank you Bert!
Although I have to admit, that THS is a different club! 😉
I enjoyed their display a lot as well, but since I can only draw from my own resources when it comes to painting minis, building terrain and storing everything for these kinds of shows, I am a little more limited in what I can do!
November 4, 2013 at 12:26
Hello Sami. How was your holiday?
Was Burkhard well behaved? He got some nice photos from the convention he visited. My favourites matched the choices of that nice man Dean – the (American) Indian and his smoke signals and the Fort George 1779 game, especially the risque field bedroom scene and the fine sailing ship.
It looks like Burkhard’s Völkerschlacht von Leipzig, Battle of Möckern game was a fine presentation. He deserves a good licking … or at the very least a good chew of his favourite slippers … as a reward for his efforts. He needs to know you care! 8O)
A holiday is a tiring thing. Have a well deserved snooze.
von Peter himself
November 4, 2013 at 18:33
Yes it was quiet interesting. There were lots of nice people there who gave me a good pad. Although best were the nice young ladies who hugged and cuddled me… I could have that any day! And it was good to see that I do not need to be scared of the humans outside my pack. So that is something I learned. All in all I enjoyed the trip, although I hope the next one takes me to a place with more trees! 😉
Burkhard seemed to enjoy it as well. He was quiet happy with the feedback he got and enjoyed the show in general, although he told me, that he bought far less than usual. And he says he really must do more of those little vignettes as well.
As a final note… I did enjoy my snooze in my bed in that little cave Burkhard and his better half build for me under the table, but as of today I have a far larger bed. They even drove with me to the manufacturer so I could choose one!
See you, Sami
November 4, 2013 at 14:19
Great review – thanks very much for posting this, and managing to get around all of the games I struggled to see. How could I miss those smoke signals!
November 4, 2013 at 18:38
Sidney, they were easy enough to miss (especially since it was “only” 1:72nd scale)! I only saw it on my second round!
November 4, 2013 at 14:24
Greate AAR !!!
Thank you very much !
Best regards Michael
November 4, 2013 at 18:39
Glad you liked it!
November 4, 2013 at 20:37
Those are some fantastic looking games.
November 4, 2013 at 20:53
Fabulous stuff! Thanks for posting the photos – some brilliant games there, not least your own! Bravo to you. AND Sami look like he had a great (if exhausting) time of it. A great weekend!
November 8, 2013 at 02:34
An excellent post Burkhard, there were some stunning looking games there! Loved the smoke signals!
November 8, 2013 at 10:30
THX Ray, glad you liked it!