Fort Devens Game Day 2016: Wargaming Recon #171

Another Episode, Another Gaming Con! In this installment of the internet’s longest running wargaming podcast, Jonathan and his co-host, Mike Paine are joined this week by Adam Carriere to discuss the Fort Devens Museum Game Day of 2016.

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Fort Devens Museum Events

Chain of Command – GMed by Rob Walters 28mm Normandy
Battle of Somewhere Pennsylvania  – GMed by Adam 15mm Longstreet
Wings of War WW1 – GMed by Pete Landry 15mm
Great Northern War – GMed by Greg Symko 28mm Sharpe Practice
Deerfield Raid 1704 – GMed by Dave Valentine En Garde rules
Battle of Hanghai – GMed by Mike Paine Homebrew rules

Advice for Game Day Goers

  • Just come
  • Don’t be afraid to run something that nobody else is running

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  • Next Episode comes out Nov 21 2016

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Mike Paine’s 2016 Convention Schedule

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