Deadlines Fast Approaching

The following dates are quickly approaching. Don’t miss out!

Deadline for Election Ballots – Postmarked by Sunday, March 31st.

Last Day to Submit Games for Little Wars 2019 – Sunday, March 31st

Last Day to Register Online for Little Wars 2019 – Sunday, March 31st

Last Day to Order Merchandise before Little Wars 2019 – Sunday, March 31st

Last Day for HMGS Room Block Pricing at the Westin Hotel – Thursday, April 4th


Game Submissions for Little Wars 2019 Now Open!

The Board has decided to use Tabletop Events to help us manage Little Wars 2019. Game Masters submitting games for Little Wars will need to:

1) Read the Game Submission Instructions posted here: Instructions for Submission of Games to Little Wars 2019

2) Go to and create an account – necessary in order to use Tabletop

3) To begin submitting your game[s], go directly to our Events Submission page at: 

4) The Events Manager will receive your submission, approve it or request any appropriate changes before final approval.

5) Once approved, the Events Manager will locate a Table that has open Time Slots for your game, reserve the space for you and include the requested setup and take down times.

6) Once Pre-Registration is open and players begin selecting their games, the magic of Tabletop events will produce for you: a list of players, a waiting list, and means for communicating with the players. Please note that we are, as usual, holding back 25% of the player slots so we might have spaces available for selection on site at the convention.

7) The Events Desk at Little Wars will have a TV screen posting current status of games, and a series of lap tops to help manage all the events. We will also have a printer for assigning new players to games with available space.

Important Deadlines:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – deadline for submission of games for the Preliminary Events List

Monday, February 4, 2019 – opening of Preregistration for Little Wars 2019 – including selection  of specific games

Sunday, March 31, 2019 – closing of Preregistration and deadline for submission of games that can be included in the Program – in order to create the Program for the Convention, the Pre-registration packets, and the Swag Bags.

HMGS-Midwest Board Elections – 2019

It is time again for Board of Director elections for HMGS-Midwest. As laid out in the current Bylaws the procedures are as follows:

1) By the end of November before the election in the following spring the current Board will announce whether or not they are considering serving another term of office and the membership is informed (this information was posted on the HMGS Midwest Facebook page before that date).

2) Once members see the list of incumbents, they will have a chance to run for office by letting the current Board know of their intentions of running for which position by January 31, 2019. Please attach a picture and a paragraph explaining why you would like to serve in the position. We will use these in the official ballot. (Candidates should send the email to
3) The Board will create a ballot and send it to every member via email with all the candidates, their paragraphs of explanation and picture

4) The membership will send the completed ballot via US Mail to
Membership Vice President HMGS-Midwest

5) All mailed ballots must be received by March 31st to be valid. Envelopes will remain unopened until the ballots are counted in April at public place in to be determined

6) Results of the election will be announced at the annual Members meeting on Sunday at Little Wars 2019

The incumbents desiring to serve another term include:

Steve Fratt for President
Kevin Cabai for Membership Vice President
Paul Dayton for Treasurer
Tom Zwerg for Secretary [appointed by the Board to serve out the office]
Jim Roots for Board Member at Large


Autumn Wars Registration and Event Sign-up

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.