Little Wars 2016 Theme Winner – Revolution!

Little Wars 2016 Winner for Best Theme “Revolution” goes to Aaron Filter and Phil Cook for their AWI events (yes, events) entitled Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights. Both games were 28mm utilizing Black Powder rules. They also ran a Zula wars games as well. Everyone had a great time playing these games, and they made a nice presentation for an introduction to Black Powder and the American revolution. Congratualtions to Aaron and Phil for their efforts, They both will receive FREE admission to Little Wars 2017 and a coveted Blue Ribbon.

Little Wars 2015 Theme Winner – First Contact!

Little Wars 2015 Winner for Best Theme “First Contact” is Mark Anderson for his event entitled The Battle for Sword Beach June 6, 1944. This was run a huge 8 foot by 16 foot plus table and the miniatures were 15mm. This covered the beach landings and the surrounding area. It was quite magnificent. Congratualtions to Mark for his efforts, he will both receive FREE admission to Little Wars 2016 and a coveted Blue Ribbon.

Little Wars New Home for 2016 and 2017!  

Little Wars will be moving, starting in 2016 Little Wars has a new home. The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. We have secured a 2 year deal with the Westin.

The Westin is located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Illinois. They have 500 guest rooms and suites and 39,000 sq ft of function space.
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center offers the following:
– complimentary Wi-fi in the lobby and public areas
– complimentary parking for all attendees
– complimentary access to the Westin Fitness Center for all attendees
– complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel
– walking distance to an in-door shopping center
– group rate valid three days prior and post event dates
There is a loading dock within the facility for use by the vendors. Game masters can unload and enter through doors that lead to the Grand Ballroom. All games will be in one room. The Vendors will be located in an adjacent room. There will be another adjacent room for the flea market & War College.
There will be food and beverage consessions available to those that desire to purchase something fast and get back to their tables to play. There are many quality near-by places to get something to eat. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse is located in the facility.
The rooms are exceptional. The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center was the former home to Adepticon. They outgrew the facility and were kind enough to recommend them to us.
The Little Wars 2015 Convention guide will contain not only information about the hotel, but pictures that show the Grand Ballroom & Guest Rooms as well.

Little Wars 2014 Theme Winner – Great and Not So Great Commanders!

The winner of the 2014 Theme Award goes to John Read and Todd Fisher for their Napoleonic Battle of Rivoli game! Their large setup in 15mm was an outstanding game of quality terrain and superbly painted miniatures that all who played had a great time. Congratualtions to John and Todd for their efforts, they will both receive FREE admission to Little Wars 2015 and a coveted Blue Ribbon.

Little Wars 2013 Theme Winner – Turning Points!

The winner of the 2013 Theme Award goes to Steve Fratt for his series of three days at Gettysburg! Steve’s large setup in 5mm scale recreated the three day of this historic battle in amazing detail. Steve is well known for bringing large well terrained events to Little Wars each year, and this was no exception! Congratualtions to Steve and for his efforts he will receive FREE admission to Little Wars 2014.