Cincycon runs as a three day convetion over Friday-Saturday and Sunday. I showed up late Friday afternoon to light crowds. I get this - a lot of kids are getting out of school and we adults are wrapping up the work week. Walking in the door, you were hit with a boisterous fun game of modern skirmish combat hosted by the folks from Miniature Building Authority.
|The Falafel house has been car bombed! A block over protesters mug for the CNN camera crew.|
|A most gorgeous table with lots of great details.|
|The airfield in the foreground. The ocean is in the background at the far end of the table.|
Sadly, I had no time to play this game as I had to get my own game on the table - ACW Naval!
Round out the night, my friend Bob and I ended up playing the Atermis starship combat simulator. A series of linked PC, it creates the environment of the bridge crew working through encounters with hostile ships. What a hoot! It's a great blend of wargame with as much role playing as you want to bring to the table. Felt very much like being on the bridge of a ship in your favorite sci-fi series.
|Our captain manages (from L to R) sensors, weapons and helm. I'm sitting at comms with Engineering at right. Main viewer in the right background.|
I did get in some time to shop in Sunday. Purchases from three vendors. First up a 'vintage' copy of Wings of War Famous Aces. It was missing one card and I got a great price on the incomplete game. Three more maneuver decks and a forth for which I'll have to make a replacement card. Not bad for $10 bucks!
Miniatures Building Authority got some of my money. This time for restaurant tables and a register counter. If you worked in many restaurants in the 80's these look really familiar.
|The three pieces. Another set has two tables and no counter.|
|The napkin holder and condiments are a nice touch.|
Last was a few 28mm modern Afghans. Though to be honest, they look like they could be used from the 1980 invasion through today.
|Two RPG's and a LMG on a bipod|
|REally like the prone sniper figure.|
|This guy is sure in a hurry to meet Allah!|
|At left, a Mongoose US Army SAW gunner. At right the Sangin Skirmish MG gunner.|
|At left a figure from Stan Johansen. On right, Sangin Skirmish figure.|
|A demo game table shows off the figures. Really well done work here!|
|Amazing work both on the figures and the terrain.|
I ran a Starship Troopers game on Saturday night that was well received. On the table next door was an excellent Robotech RPG Tactics game which was beautifully excecuted.
|The odd bits of green are the debris of a destroyed Zentradi warship floating in space.|
|This really brings back some memories.|
Overall, a great show. Already looking forward to next year's event!