Finally here are the photos from KeithCon 2008!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Finally here are the photos from KeithCon 2008!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I would like to give a hearty thanks to everyone who made this year's KeithCon a success.
Erik & Skip for arranging for an excellent venue.
Steve for driving all the way up from new Hampshire to host the Kolin scenario
Dave for loaning his figures for the Kolin scenario and running the Funtes de Onoro scenario
Gary for organizing and running the First Manassas scenario
Don Cameron of Five Arrows Figures for being our vendor and sponsoring the day with gift certificate prizes
and of course....
all the participants who came out and made the day fun.
I hope to see you all (and those who couldn't make it) again next year.
If people could send me anypictures they took, I will try to get them up on the website.
Posted by Make Ready! at 7:54 PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Mark your calendars everyone!
This year KeithCon will be on June 7th, 2008.
The format will be entirely different this year. Instead of a single tournament, there will be a multiple historic scenarios in a variety of sizes (of battles) and scales (of figures). The time period covered will still be the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries using our Make Ready! rules.
It's really important for me that lack of familiarity with our rules should not stop anyone from having a good time at the Con. Last year, the time constraints of tournament gaming (and a few other issues) detracted from people's enjoyment. This year will see a more relaxed pace. There will be more time to yak with old friends and check out our Vendor: Five Arrows Figures.
The location will be the Military Family Resource Centre at 50 Rivers Drive East, Trenton. It's a great venue with lots of space, good lighting and it's right next to a Timmies and a pub. (No alcohol allowed on MFRC premises)
Start time will be 9AM and we will finish at 4:30PM. Afterward we will go out for dinner at the Britannia Pub.
Below is a list of the games that will be going on.
Table #1: The Battle of Kolin
Table#2: Seven Years War Campaign
DBA campaign SYW
Time: All day
Table #3: Yanks & Rebs
ACW: First Manassas
Table #4: The Thin Red Line
Napoleonics: Fuentes de Onoro
Your options are:
a) Spend the day at table #1
b) Spend the day at table #2
c) Spend the AM at table #3 and the PM at table #4 or
d) Spend the AM at table #4 and the PM at table #3
You can always wander by tables of other games and check them out during lulls in your own table, of course :-)
Please let me know if you are planning to come and what table(s) you might be interested in. If we get more attendees, we can easily open more tables.
I look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments.
Posted by Make Ready! at 5:26 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Well, it's finished! I have completed a SYW Russian army in 2mm.
The plan is to complete all five major armies of the Seven Years War for a DBA-style SYW campaign which will be part of the festivities at KeithCon this June!
Watch for announcements about KeithCon soon. Until then enjoy the picture of my "hot off the press" Russians on a standard DBA 2'x2' board.
Posted by Make Ready! at 6:54 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I had a chance to play out a Napoleonic solo game set in the Peninsula this week. The picture below shows Wellington ad his boys forming up at the top of the picture. The brown cut out hills are steep, the lighter ones are gentle sloped, but rocky. The British left is held by the light troops, with a brigade of heavy infantry held in reserve. The center of the line is held by the Portguese and on the British right, we can see a brigade of cavalry and a brigade of infantry in column.The French have formed up with deep columns of infantry in the center, some light infantry holding the left flank and with their entire force of cavalry off table to the right, trying to out flank the British left. Unfortunately for the French the opening dice favoured the British, who seized the initiative and brought the fight to the French before their cavalry could arrive. By the time the French cavalry were getting into position, the British heavy cavalry had raced forward and caused the French light infantry to retreat to the safety of the hills, leaving their left flank exposed as we see below.
Posted by Make Ready! at 3:51 PM
Monday, January 7, 2008
Well, I finally got a chance to put together a few pictures. Emen and I played a little French & Indian War game recently. Here we see the opening stages of the game. A fleury of French & Indian skirmishers has raced forward to pin the British in their position in the corner. The British are deployed there as they are concerned about what mught be lurking in the woods off to their left....
Here's the view from the British side. Regular troops to the right of the gun with grenadiers and militia to the left. More militia and some ranger elements are moving to the right to fill out the line and possibly drive off the French skirmishers.
Posted by Make Ready! at 10:12 PM