We’ve just got back from The Host in Lancaster, PA, the venue for Historicon 2018 and we thought we would share some of the action from the convention (any beyond!) in this photo feature.
You can read a full report on the show in WI371 – the September issue of the magazine and see all the best entires from this year’s Painting Competition in WI372, October issue.
The new look Vendor Hall
The Wargames Illustrated Dunsterforce 100th Anniversary Battle Game – Menjil Bridge 1918. Presented for us by Games Master maestro Bob Giglio
Celtic Tuetoberg Wald – Romans versus Caledonians. By Joe Swartz and NOW
The Siege of St Elmo, Malta 1565. Presented by Doug Fisher
Clash in the Pines: Battle of Olustee, Florida. Civil War, 1864. Presented by David Skibicki
SEE MORE OF THE BEST GAMES FROM HISTORION 2018 IN WI371, SEPTEMBER COVER DATE
Perry Twins sculpting demo
The Wargames Illustrated painting Competition. Run by Brad (right) and Dave.
Two of the judges hard at work – Christin and Brad
The Perry Twins judging the winner of the Best of Show.
SEE THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 HISTORICON WI/HMGS PAINTING COMP IN WI372, OCTOBER
This year five people were inducted into the HMGS Legion of Honour; (left to right) Alan Perry, Richard Clarke, Michael Perry, Howard Whitehouse and Richard Borg. The Perry twins also received the Scrubby Award
Minuteman Miniatures use 3D scanning to create personalised miniatures with your own face
Joshua Chamberlain with the head of Minuteman Miniatures’ Michael Elices – the guy (left) in the photo above – (the plastic frame snaps away to reveal the figure)
The Miniature Building Authority’s forthcoming harbour set
New 40mm War of 1812 Canadian Light Dragoons by Sash and Sabre
28mm Franco-Prussian War figures from Wee Wolf Games
MDF Building by Things from the Basement. SEE MORE FROM THE VENDORS AT H’CON 2018 IN ‘SPOTTED AT HISTORICON’ WI371, SEPTEMBER
After the show we headed off on a mini battlefield tour with our travel companions Alan and Michael Perry and Nick North Star. Here they are walking along ‘Bloody Lane’ at Antietam.
At Burnside’s Bridge
Editor Dan and Alan Perry take up positions on Little Round Top, Gettysburg and fend off the rebels.
An accurate reenactment of the high watermark of the Confederacy.
At Brandywine Battlefield
Nick’s attempt to make an America waffle… oh dear