When I arrived Friday I was informed that this was the last year for What-Khan. Don't despair this is because the name will change back to Rock-CON which is was for many years. The dates will be 20-22 October 2017. Additionally, the venue is moving. This is due to the fact that the sports complex where it has been for years is undergoing an extensive remodel which included installing artificial turf throughout two weeks ago which made it less than ideal this year and will no longer be available for future years. The new venue is the Tebla Shrine Temple in Rockford.
|Venue Remodel Underway|
|Gaming area, yes that is artificial turf|
|Isandlwana set up|
|Zulu, Thousands of them!|
|Mare Nostrum...a great game|
Once Mike arrived Dan and I helped him set up and judge his Naval Thunder game. We used the Battle of Cape Spartivento scenario from the Bitter Rivals book. This historical scenario pits the Italians against the British in the Med. We had a full table of gamers and the scenario played very well. In the future Mike would like to add destroyers to this game, but we were not quite ready yet. All in all a great game and everyone had a good time learning the rules.
|Fish in the water|
Again all involved had a great time. The Naval Thunder rules really excel in portraying the gun battles and work very well in a convention setting as they are easy to learn.
|Bad night for the USN|
|Phil: "Well actually......"|
2. We had previously limited the British to one 12" move after we told them they could start retreating. This time we did not limit it to one move, but for infantry each move was limited to 6" instead of the normal 12.
|Thin Red Line ready to face the unknown|
|Zulu massed to attack|
|"Here they come Lads!"|
|Holding the Line|
|CHARGE? Which one of you blokes gave the order to charge?|
|Sir, we just can't take anymore|
|Zulu smell blood now|
|For God's sake save the guns Man!|
|In full retreat|
|The final stand|
|P-40 Tails a flight of VALs|
|CAP moves to intercept|
|Surrounded by Zeroes|
|Help eventually arrived, but was met by a hail of 20mm cannon fire|
|Age of Sail|
|All Quiet on the Martian Front|
|15mm Pegasus Bridge|
|Team Yankee in 6mm|
|The Old West is becoming a popular Genre|
The Northern Front Podcast
I look forward to attending ROCKCON next year and hope to see some of you there.