UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS/NEWS

 16-19 Mar Cold Wars.  See www.hmgs.org for details.

Pins: McConnell has had some very nice 1” NOVAG pins made up.  He has donated them to the club and we will sell as a fundraiser.  They cost $3 a piece or 2 for $5. Contact John at: john.e.mcconnell@eds.com 

NOVAG at Huzzah Hobbies Dave Luff has arranged for NOVAG to have a table at Huzzah Hobbies on Friday night following the Flames of War afternoon game.  If anyone wants to run a game there, let David know at dluff20164@yahoo.com

Pieper Hobby to Close.   Pieper Hobby (out in Chantilly) is closing 18 March.  All inventory is now at 50% off.  Not sure of racks and shelves will go a la Game Parlor or not.

Smithsonian Is Looking for Teen Gamers:  Calling all teens who are museum-lovers, performers, gamers, designers and adventurers! The Office of Visitor Services and Smithsonian Institution Archives are teaming up to create a mobile game based on the Castle scheduled to launch summer 2017. We are seeking local teens to help design and facilitate the experience! Please help us spread the word about these new volunteer opportunities for teens!   

Teen Opportunity #1
We are recruiting teens to participate in a human-centered design workshop to co-develop the mobile game at the Castle. The daylong workshop on March 4, 2017; 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M will be held at the Castle. Participants will take part in a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about the history and people of the Castle and develop game prototypes.  Teens must be between the ages of 14-17 and register to participate in the workshop. Lunch will be provided. Register by February 24 by emailing or calling Kristi Delich; (202) 633-5246, delichk@si.eduFor more information about the workshop, contact Kristi Delich, Office of Visitor Services, (202) 633-5246, delichk@si.edu

Teen Opportunity #2
We are recruiting teens to help facilitate the mobile game and welcome teens to the Castle this summer. The Castle Teen Volunteer Program is a great opportunity for local teens that have an interest in history, gaming, theater, and story telling and are looking for a fun summer activity. For more information about the program and to apply click here. Applications are due March 1.   For more information about becoming a Castle Teen Volunteer, contact Abbey Earich, Office of Visitor Services, (202) 633-5260, earicha@si.edu

MINIATURE GAMING

Herndon Area Fridays

 

Pool clubhouse at 1623 Hiddenbrook Dr. Herndon, VA

DATE                PERIOD                SCALE                RULES                HOST

 3 Mar                ACW- Naval         1/600                     Home                   DeWitt

Scenario: Battle of Memphis also known as the battle of the rams.

3 Mar                  WWII                       20mm        Fireball Forward Patton

Scenario:  26 Dec 1944 Breakthrough at Assenois At 16:00 on the 26th, only the village of Assenois and the forest beyond lay between LTC Abram’s CCR and the outposts of the besiege 101st Airborne. Abrams selected Capt. Dwight to breakthrough Assenois with his seven tanks and gave him twenty-four artillery pieces for support. Dwight started his company forward ten minutes before the hour-long barrage had ended and emerged from Assenois having lost only a halftrack. Moving quickly, his column sprayed fire into the tree line while rushing through the Bois Bechou. The Volks Grenadiers hidden amongst the trees through teller mines on the road in a gap in the column. A halftrack, destroyed by a mine, blocked the rear of the column. Yet, Sgt. Boggess and the three leads tanks were able to make contact with an assault team from the 326th Airborne Engineers.  Will Captain Dwight break through or will the Volks Grenadiers keep the paras encircled.

10 Mar               Ancients           15mm                          Home         DeWitt         

Scenario: Open

17 Mar            Medieval                     15mm              Vow of Iron    Taylor

Scenario: To Be Determined.

24 Mar         18th C                 15mm         Black Powder       Tilson 

Scenario: Mollwitz.  10 April 1740.  This is the first encounter of many between the Prussians and Austrians.

24 March              Napoleonics     15mm                  NB            Meymarian  

Scenario:  To Be Determined. 

Huzzah Hobbies, 44927 George Washington Boulevard Ashburn VA

 31 Mar              Colonial       25mm              TS&TF                        Jones

Scenario:  Battle at Hartebeestmund (German South-West Africa, 1905)

It's a trap! Jakob Morenga, son of a Herero father and a Nama mother, and his Nama riflemen have been waiting for the Germans all along. And now the Germans are trapped between the hills and the river. It's German Mausers, machine guns and cannon against concealed Nama rifles and Jakob Morenga's guile, in a brutal fight at Hartebeestmund. Whether German or Nama, no one's coming out of this fight unscathed! From the forthcoming scenario book "The Nama Wars". More at: www.hererowars.com.

Alexandria

Date: To Be Determined.   Hosted by Dennis Wang  

 Scenario:  To Be Determined.

 For details, please contact Dennis at dw_2000@hotmail.com

 RSVP mandatory so Dennis can scale the game accordingly.

 

Date: To Be Determined.  

Hosted by Steve Robinson.  

Scenario:  To Be Determined. For details, please contact Steve at stevekrobinson@yahoo.com 

RSVP mandatory so Dennis can scale the game accordingly.

 

Dale City Area

5 March Sunday Hosted by Ron Prillaman

Scenario:  To Be Determined.

25 March Saturday Hosted by Ron Prillaman

 Scenario:  To Be Determined. 

 For details, please contact Ron at ronalamo@comcast.net 

Fairfax Weekends

Date to Be Determined Hosted by Jason Weiser

Scenario: Battlegroup: Fall of the Reich rules

Details: For further details Jason at jason.weiser@gmail.com

                                                                                

Eagle and Empire - Thursday

Warhammer Fantasy.  Starting at 7:00 p.m.

 Eagle and Empire - Saturday 

Warmachine starting at 12:00

Hobby Works - Friday 

Warhammer and Warhammer 40 are played in a tournament at the Hobbyworks store in the Fair City mall (Corner of Pickett & Main St in Fairfax City). 

Start time is 4:00 p.m.  Contact Hobbyworks at 703-426-8600 or fairfax40@gmail.com.

  Huzzah Hobbies - Tuesday

Malifaux, Warmachine/Hordes and Netrunner LCG Gaming starts at around 6pm 

Huzzah Hobbies - Thursday

Ancients/Medieval 15mm DBA Games start around 6:00 pm

Thursday Night Gaming Group (TNGG). 

For details contact Stephen Gibson sgibson260@cox.net) or see their Yahoo Group for details.

Huzzah Hobbies –Friday

Flames of War Start Time 1:00 pm

Folks are invited to push lead and experience the game. If you don't have troops, come anyway as we normally have loaners.

Specific games are generally not planned in advance as we do all periods and theatres.

For further info contact Jay Mischo at JMTrinity@aol.com.

 

Victory Comics  - Wednesday

Magic the Gathering Standard at 6:30pm and Heroclix at 6:00 (usually a tournament)

 

Victory Comics - Thursday

Board Gaming all day long, Infinity and Malifaux at 6pm, Magic Legacy at 6:30pm

 

Victory Comics - Friday

Magic with alternating formats each week

 

Victory Comics - Saturday

Open Gaming (every other week) Magic Draft and Standard (every other week at noon and 4:30pm respectively) and Heroclix For Fun (every Saturday)

 

Victory Comics - Sunday

Magic Draft at Noon and Open Gaming

 

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Sunday

War Hammer at 12:30

  BOARDGAMING 

 Alexandria-Arlington Area Regional Gaming Group (AARGH)

25 March Saturday 10:30 AM Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201

See their Meet Up page for further details.

 

Springfield – Saturday and Sunday

11 & 12 March Saturday/Sunday 0830 Kingstown Game Brigade Kingstowne Center for Active Adults (the Senior Center) 6448 Landsdowne Centre Alexandria VA 22315. (Next to the Kingstown Library)  Board/war gaming such as Axis & Allies, Hammer of the Scots, Sekigahara, GMT games, etc.  Others welcome. For further info contact Fred Bauer at militarylaw@erols.com

25 March Saturday Same as above

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Sunday

Magic at 12:00 pm

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Monday

Magic at 7:30 pm

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Tuesday

Heroclix at 8:00 pm

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Thursday

Magic at 7:00 pm

Netrunner at 7:00 pm

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Friday

Magic at 7:00 pm

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Saturday

Eurogames at 1:00 pm

Western Fairfax County-Friday  

A board game group is meeting at Affinty Computers on 23035 Douglas Court, Dulles VA.  For further info see: http://www.meetup.com/area42games/

The War and Strategy Gaming Group is a gaming group for young people ages 10 to 16.  They meet monthly at the Cascades Library  (21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls/Sterling) on Sunday afternoons.  Please register to attend. To register, please call 703-444-3228 or register online: Go to http://library.loudoun.gov/ and search the “Events” section for “location” (Cascades Library) and “audience” (Teens).

Loudon County Irregular

The Dulles Wargaming Club meets irregularly in Loudon County.  Contact Ben Lacy at benlacy@brittonpublishers.com for further details.

Throughout the Area

Games Club of Virginia and Games Club of Maryland have good local club activities every week.

Further info see http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/ and for a calendar see: http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/Calendar.asp

    Advanced Squad Leader

     The DC Conscripts host a monthly gaming session for ASL one Saturday per month. For further info go to www.dcconscripts.org

Epically Long Board Games

This board Game Group is just getting established.  They plan to play games that take longer.  See their site on Meet Up.