Monday, October 26, 2009

Visit to CharCon 2009

I visited my local gaming convention this past weekend, CharCon, in Charleston, West Virginia. The convention has grown every year and I believe this is the fourth year. I was only able to go to the convention on Sunday but had a great time.

My friends Mike and Keenan were there and I made a few new friends and some possible future opponents. The con is mostly board games and card games but there were some miniatures as well. To the left is a photo of a nice D-day Flames of War game presented by the Kanawha Riflemen gaming club.

I did not play any miniatures games but did play several board games, Wasabi, a puzzle game for up to four players who compete to make different sushi items, very fun but made my head hurt with all of the possible combinations.

Primordial Soup, you are in control of a bunch of amoebas and watch them evolve, fun game but with not much replayability.

I picked up some old Wargames Illustrated magazines, I have been bitten by the Colonial Bug, (thanks Steve and Steve :))and spoke with some great people. I ran an American Civil War game a couple of years ago and am planning to run a Seven Years War game next year.

I have included a few pictures of the con, all housed in one room. If you are ever in West Virginia in October I would definitely suggest you stop by.

I ran into some old friends as well Gary, from the hobby store Danzig Corridor located in Ashland, Kentucky and some gaming friends from the old Huntington Store.

Here is a link to the official web-site. I am sure you can find out much more information there.

I have been painting a little and hope to get some pictures of Cavenderi Regiment Christy up soon.
On a personal note I have lost about 20 pounds and am thinking of starting a new blog about the first Mahdist War.


A J said...

I'm glad to know you had a good time. It looks like an excellent con. I'm looking forward to your new Mahdist blog. Check out this entry...

for the construction of a Nile gunboat, on the Lead Adventurers' forum.

David said...

Thanks for the report - it's good to see conventions one has no hope of ever seeing in the flesh! Some very good modelling there too - I especially like the Normandy landing terrain.



Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks for the con report!

And congrats on the weight loss! I know how difficult it can be.

Fitz-Badger said...

p.s. looking foward to pics of Cavenderi Regiment Christy

Stephen Tyler said...

Thank you Jeff,
The D-Day landing photo is superb. I played in one of those here a few years ago.
Bill P.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

A mhadist wars blog?? Don't think about it, do it... I look forward to reading with great interest...! :o))

PS. Kudos on the 20 pounds - well done indeed...