Council of Five Nations 2016: Wargaming Recon #169

Mike Paine and Jonathan discuss the Council of Five Nations.  This three-day tabletop convention is one of Mike’s favorites.

Council of Five Nations XXXIX (2016) Details

  • Was September 23-26, 2016 at the Proctors Theatre & Conference Center in Schenectady, New York.
  • Pre-registration cost-$30
  • Registation at the door-$37
  • Additional fees covered participating in events as most games also have an entry fee (i.e. the former TotalCon method)

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Highlighted Events

  • Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Battleground Fantasy & Historical Warfare
  • Hanghai Throwdown run by Mike Paine

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  • Listener Jay Arnold said of Ep 168 Hobby Bunker Game Day 2016:  “yep, it was me that suggested a co-host! Thanks for the shout out.”  Jay has recently dived into podcasting!  Look for The Veteran Wargamer on iTunes. He discusses wargaming & veteran’s issues.

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The Maine Historical Wargamers Association (they’re the people behind HUZZAH “Historical Wargaming for New England”) are the sponsor for the show. So grateful for their support. Please be sure to go to Huzzah May 19-21, 2017 at the Doubletree Inn in South Portland, Maine.  Wargaming Recon will record a live show at Huzzah 2017.

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Mike Paine’s 2016 Convention Schedule

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