Thursday, February 25, 2010


On March 5th, ODMS will assist the Hampton History Museum celebrate Hampton400 by running two games for the public. We decided that we will run an American Revolutionary War and American Civil War Game at this event.

We have decided to use a modified version of Neil Thomas' Wargaming: An Introduction and Napoleonic Wargaming. We picked Thomas' system because of its simplicity and felt it would be easy to teach the public.

Chuck, Carl, Scott, Eric, and Cliff playtested the system tonight at the Hanger. Thomas' system is very easy to pick up and be modified.

Chuck was the gamemaster for an American Revolutionary game with Carl and Cliff playing the Americans and Eric and Scott playing the Brits. The players picked up the game real quickly and in the end it was an overwhelming American victory.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday George

Happy Birthday George!
A man who could have been king but like Cincinnatus of old put down his sword for a plowshare.

More Pegasus Bridge photos

Here are two more photos from the game of Go for Broke I ran at the Williamsburg Muster.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Guns of August

The Williamsburg Muster was a success even with the poor weather. This is in part as a result of the attendees and dealers who braved the weather. We couldn't have done it without you all.

As a result of this success, we (ODMS) have decided to run a summer con called the Guns of August. This miniature wargame convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Patriot in Williamsburg, VA (the same place as the Muster) on the second weekend in August.

We felt that Williamsburg would make an excellent location for a summer con because of the history and activities that the town has for the family. Another reason is that the room rates will only be $10 more than the $58 per night attendees paid for the Williamsburg Muster.

Keep an eye on the convention website and the Miniatures Page for information about this event.

Williamsburg Muster Pegasus Bridge Photos

These are photos of the Pegusus Bridge game I ran at the Williamsburg Muster on February 5, 2010. Jim Russell of Cotton Jim's Flags asked me to use my WWII skirmish guidelines, Go for Broke, to run this scenario. I ran it twice, once as a playtest on Thursday night with Oscar Stephenson and Cotton Jim. I then ran it again for six players at the Muster. I'm sorry I can't remember their names except for Kai Weaver and Charles Cabell. The terrain was great. Thanks Jim.

The Brits won both games. In the second game, they even knocked out two PzIV with a piat.