of America HMGS would like to thank everyone who attended the
convention, especially those who came in from out of town. Special
"Thanks for coming" to our LONG RIDER award winner John
Smith, who made it all the way from Arizona to come to our show!
who did come got to play in some great games put on by the Elite
wargamers of Kansas City.
convention theme, ITALY, was
well represented with a dozen games dedicated to it.
Robert Koffman won
the Best Display award for his Battle of Tofrek,
British in the Sudan.
We'll get that
trophy sent out to you, Bob.
Boyle & Troy Price won the
Most Historical award for K.I.S.S. Rommel North Africa
WWII game. It ended with the Germans declining a draw
and then getting beat in a last ditch stand by the British.
receives his Most Historical trophy from Convention Director Brian
Guest, Larry Freeman put on two good looking games with
his new Command Combat WWII rules. Everyone who
played was very impressed with the rules and the games.
of the Kansas City Wargaming community George Knapp received the
Rothery Award for his innovative AWI and Battle of the Bulge games
of the past year. As well as for always being there for Heart
of America by helping promote, run the silent auction at and sell
his books and figs at our conventions.
Dave Smith (left) looks on as George Knapp (right) tearfully thanks
HAHMGS for the Rothery Award
thanks to everyone who helped man the front desk, especially Dale
Starr, Greg McCall & Todd Carter.
to John Cleeves & Dave Smith for running the Warrior and WABfest
ancient tournaments respectively. We even had a DBM tournament
for the first time ever at a HAHMGS convention! Big thanks to
Pat Lewis for stepping in at the last minute to run our DBM tournament!
From top to
bottom: Wabfest, Fast Warrior, DBM
The convention theme, ITALY, was well represented
with a dozen games dedicated to it.
in admission fees was refunded to those who put on a game incorporating
usual, everyone who put on a game received a $10 Renaissance Ink
gift certificate, which they could cash in right there at the
remember that when people talk about rewarding those who
put on games. HAHMGS hands out cold hard cash and hot soft gift
had more people at the fall show than we did at the spring show
for the first time in years. Instead of a 20% drop from our spring
show, like we usually have, we actually had a 10% increase.
on this attendance boost, we will be moving to a new location
for the spring 2003 show.
out our CTA2003 page for details on
our next show!