You can view instructions for how to register for this year’s convention and events here:
This fall, the action picks up again for HMGS-Midwest members with two sponsored events!
Birth of the United States Navy
Museum of the Sailor Great Lakes Naval Station, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9am – Noon
Cost – Free for HMGS-Midwest members (non-members can join HMGS-Midwest – $10)
HMGS-Midwest members will be going up against Naval Personnel again, this time to commemorate the birth of the US Navy. We will be conducting a series of naval duels using Ares Games Sails of Glory basic rules [no experience necessary] spanning from the Revolutionary War [Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis] to the War of 1812 [Constitution vs Guerriere]. The plan is that everyone will be able to play in each of the six duels – we will keep a running count of victories for each side to claim bragging rights. There will be plenty of extra ships available for pickup duels as well.
Please sign up now space may be limited. Contact Steve Fratt at firstname.lastname@example.org with following information: Name, telephone #, preferred email
Autumn Wars 2018
Warfare Before the Twentieth Century, Saturday November 3, 2018 at Trinity International University, 9am – Midnight
Cost = $10 HMGS-Midwest members ($20 non-members)
The Board has organized a one-day mini-convention in the late fall to serve our membership. For the first Autumn Wars we wanted to give attention to the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods. GM sign-ups are now! Attendee registration begins early October.
Tentative Schedule Food Service
9am – 5pm: Daytime Session Breakfast $ 7 9:30 – 11am
5pm – 7pm: Dinner Break Brunch $10 11am – 1:30pm
7pm – Midnight: Evening Session Dinner $12 5:00 – 6:00 pm
GM s may use game tables composed of two, three, or four, 6′ x 30″ [2 ½’] tables. Melton Hall is 72′ x 51′ so we have about 12 tables, 6′ x 10′ for each session.
Games so Far
American Civil War-Dennis Bulawa
English Civil War – Paul Dayton
First Day Gettysburg – Tom Koczak
Napoleon’s Battles-Curt Sabo
Quatre Bras – Steve Fratt
Seven Years War-James Henif
Viking Raid – Jim Roots
If you wish to GM a game, please contact Steve Fratt NOW! at email@example.com with following information: Name, phone, preferred email, game title, length, session[s], #of tables, #of players.
To register for attendance and games, please go to https://tabletop.events/conventions/autumn-wars-2018
During Little Wars 2016, we had reporter Kate Thayer from the Chicago Tribune attend the convention and filed this report in the Sunday May 28th edition. Miniature war gaming is big with history buffs.
Prior to the 2016 Little Wars convention, Chicago’s own ABC 7’s Frank Mathie visited with our President Steve Fratt at his house for an interview. History’s Greatest Battles Replicated in Miniature.
On page 4 of the issue you will find under News and Events Little Wars is listed!
There is also a short article with pictures. Enjoy!