Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stepping out again!

I wrote last week of a "new project the exciting details of which I hope to reveal very soon". No prizes then for guessing the subject of this post dear readers.

Conpulsion compulsion
At some 15 years old, Conpulsion is Scotland's longest running RPG-oriented adventure games convention. Conpulsion is run by GEAS (Grand Edinburgh Adventuring Society), Edinburgh University students' RPG assocation, of which I was a member back in the 1980s. This year's con runs from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March. After too, too many years of letting the event get past me, finally: this year I will be attending Conpulsion for the weekend.

Sunday Conflict of Heroes
Conpulsion covers the full spectrum of adventure games, naturally enough; which is where I come in. On Sunday the 28th I will be spending the day running demo games of Uwe Eickert's multi award-winning WW2 tactical board wargame Conflict of Heroes. I will have room to stage 2 games side-by-side: one Awakening the Bear, the other Storms of Steel; so I'll be able to accommodate as many as 4 players simultaneously.

My event at Conpulsion enjoys official support from Academy Games:
  • I will be running special demo scenarios of Storms of Steel.
  • There will be discount vouchers for CoH products to reward participants (details on the CoH demo page over at the Conpulsion site).
Regular readers will be aware that I've been a fan of Conflict of Heroes ever since since I got my copy back in December 2008. So you can imagine that I'm very pleased at this vote of confidence from Uwe Eickert.

Combat Commander at UK Games Expo'10
Also perhaps remembered by regular readers will be the Combat Commander tournament I ran at UK Expo'09. The tournament was a great success. In this- its fourth year, UK Games Expo is firmly established as the premiere all-in games fayre in Britain and it looks set to go from strength to strength in what is widely acknowledged to be a boom time for boardgaming all round the world.

I am proud therefore to be able to confirm that CC@UK Expo'10 is go. Space is strictly limited to 12, with 6 places already booked; so if you're reading this and want to enter you can sign up via:
Places are limited as I said and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so you're going to have to show some despatch if you want to guarantee a place in Britain's only Combat Commander tournament.

The 'World War 2 Tactical Guild' (TacG-WW2) is the name I coined for the mailing list I was encouraged to start because the entrants in CC@UK Expo'09 were keen to see the event repeated. I would like here to thank everyone - you know who you are! - for the encouragement of your support in this past year, which has given me the confidence to stage CC@UK Expo'10 with every good reason to believe that the tournament will be an improvement on my efforts last year. Cheers guys! ;)


MikeM said...

John, are the CoH demo scenarios you are running ones not included in the games?

"A bit political on yer ass!" said...

Hello Mike. Welcome to RD/KA! and thanks for posting. Yes, the CoH scenarios are special quick-play demo scenarios emailed me by Uwe Eickert. Featuring the the battle for Cherkasskoye at Kursk, there are four scenarios graded Beginner and Intermediate according to the programed instruction methodology of the CoH rules. I'm looking forward to seeing them roll out!

Hope to see you there? ;)

Antiquated Tory said...

Not this year, spent too much on Asia trip plus job insecurity. But next year would be cool. Maybe Chazz and I both could come.
--Jeff Rubinoff

"A bit political on yer ass!" said...

My answer to MikeM might've the wrong impression about the availability of the CoH-SoS firefights I'll be running: these are not included in the SoS game; they are freely downloadable from Academy Games. :-)

MikeM said...

Yes, just saw them up there. Uwe also posted a FF I helped design called "Fresh Paint" so be sure and check that out as well.

"A bit political on yer ass!" said...

Downloaded Mike. Too early to comment myself, although I'm sure you must be very pleased.

Oh, and I've just noticed I'd already rolled out the welcome wagon for a previous comment you made. Silly me! ;