The Kiepencon 2019 a convention report

Yesterday was the Kiepencon in Münster Germany. In the last years I went there as a punter only. This year I staged a cruel seas participation game.

the venue was the same as in the years before.

Except that all rooms of the venue were used . The x wing tournament was held in two separate rooms on the first floor:

As i had to run my own game I have, sadly, no more pictures of the running tournament.

Here are pictures of all the games that could be seen and taken part in during the day:

Adeptus Titanicus:

A splendid pirat game:

And my own cruel seas participation game. We played the second scenario from the rulebook about seven times and the tanker got sunk by torpedoes only once! Definitely something has to be done about the torpedo rules I think. The people managed to pick up the game mechanics very quickly and much fun was had by all. Warlord gave us some spurs of german s boats and vespers to give away as incentives. So the winner of each game could pick a sprue!

It was a brilliant day out . I would recommend attending the Kiepencon next year if you are near Münster. Probably a new venue is needed in the next year if the con continues to grow that fast !! Until next year……

The Salute 2018 Photoreport

So another Salute is gone by and I took a lot of photos like every year. The show was like the years before very well organized and despite the mass of people there wasn’t a very  long delay to get in. The games were very well presented and the selection of traders was outstanding. But there is one point I have to criticize , the lighting . When you got into the  Salute venue it was very dark. So dark that it was sometimes difficult to take decent pictures ( as you sadly will se below). There could be more light and in the venue next door ( a wedding convention ) it was very different , much more light !

But without further ado here are the pictures:

A blood and plunder game:

 

Here you can see how dark it was:

 

A selection of the nice Sarissa MDF Buildings

 

Two games of Blood red Sky by Warlord , the carrier is in the same scale as the planes , outstanding:

 

New greens and plastic sprues from Warlord:

 

Doctor WHO by Warlord:

 

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Victrix figures:

 

A world war II Game Leros

 

Painting tutorial:

 

Perry greens:

 

A Western game:

 

Saga by Gripping Beast:

 

Swordpoint by Gripping Beast:

 

The battle of TewkesburyMay 1471:

 

The Druid game by Wargames illustrated:

 

4 Ground buildings:

 

Glory in the halls of Montezuma

 

1761 Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation:

 

Zombie attack on Salute 18 ( an outstanding idea for a game):

 

Miscellaneous pictures:

 

So these are all the pictures I took . I hope you get an overview of the convention by them.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show and am already looking forward to next year ! Thanks Warlords for a splendid show and remember maybe next year the lighting could be better?!

Roll on Crisis Antwerp 2018!

 

 

Part 2 of the Tactica 2018 picture report

Here is the rest of the pictures I took at the Tactica 2018, enjoy:

Warhammer 40.000:

Spacebattle:

Battle of Hattin:

Black Hawk down:

Gorkamorka:

Foreign Legion:

Spectre:

Dune:

Bir el Gubi (Flames of War):

French Indian war Diorama:

Unbelievably detailed ancient ships. Sorry somehow forgot to get the name of the chap who makes these. If anybody knows please tell me so I can credit him here.