In February Denver Gamer's Association will be hosting one of their 2 conventions called Genghiscon. This is the larger of the two conventions they host every year and usually has a decent crowd for miniature games. This year I wasn't motivated enough to put on any games at Tacticon in early September, although I did help my friend Matt out and helped run the booth of one of my friendly local game stores. I have been brewing a few ideas and would like some input from the community. All of my games will be done using the Force on Force rules by Ambush Alley Games as I really enjoy these rules and I feel very comfortable teaching others how to play. I also have painted miniatures and terrain for this rule set.
The convention itself starts Thursday, February the 13th to Monday the 17th. Not much goes on Thursday and Monday so I don't really plan to do anything those days.
Friday: I was planning on hosting a game set in Afghanistan. I am just about finished with my last 60ish Taliban putting my total at over 120 painted insurgents and civilian types. I also have an over sized platoons worth of British Army/Royal Marines fully painted and I am working on the rest of my British Vehicles which a full list can be found here. I do have some USMC started, but only 1 squad fully painted so would require a decent amount of work to get to convention standards. I also have tons of terrain already done for Afghanistan. Haven't decided on a scenario yet, but was thinking some vehicles would be nice.
Saturday: Was thinking of doing two games based on Cold War Gone Hot "what if" situations. I don't have anything painted for this period, but I do have a BAOR platoon cleaned primed and base coated along with a bunch of vehicles built and a ton of Soviets nearly prepped for priming with a bunch of vehicles built with others to be built too. I also have an entire European style village's worth of buildings, schools and factories that are in random stages of being built. This project would take the most effort. I figure something grandiose would be best as I want this to be the game that attracts the most people. Vehicles on both sides with lots of infantry to push around. My ideas were anything from a hold until relieved, breakout, fighting withdrawal or a capture and control mission.
Sunday: Since I will be working on Soviets, and I have a ton of Afghanistan locale painted up, I figured it would be fun and different to do the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. I already have the terrain for it as the country looks the same through out history. I will have to dig up the scenario, but I believe someone wrote up one based on the movie The Beast. I will have to look into this one some more, but I believe this could be quite exciting to play.
So here are my ideas. I have 4 1/2 months to get ready. Any input would be appreciated. What kind of scenarios do you prefer to play at a convention? Would you do something different? I don't want to venture too far from these time periods/regions as this is what I already own and have a decent amount ready for.
On a side note, I finally found and bought some Winsor and Newton Series 7 brushes. I have always wanted to try these, but could never find a distributor once I had the money to buy them. I have been using a #1 on my Taliban and have been really enjoying them. They definitely hold a lot more paint than an Army Painter of Games Workshop paint brush and have a much nicer point. In total I have a 00, 0, 1 and 4.
Hopefully I will have some finished pictures of my Taliban soon. Also planning on finishing my Warriors very soon.