Living History

Living History:


Noted local gamer Tom Garnett is a Napoleonic re enactor. In March he joined other reenactors in France to reenact NapoleonÕs return from exile and march north to Paris. Here is his report.


I survived the march to escort Napoleon and his entourage from Gulf Juan (between Nice and Cannes) to Grenoble - about 269 kms. I only walked about 12-15 kms per day. There were 16 in the Polish Lance troop (they rode the whole way) and 12 Guard Chassaeurs 11 Grenadiers (me). I was the only American. Each daily march was 32-47kms and overnight in a town where Napoleon actually stayed. Each town fed us and provided a hall where we slept on army-style cots. We did reenactments each day. At Gulf Juan, the landing of Napoleon and reception by the troops and his proclamations. The at each town we marched into the town center to what surprised me, a cheering local population, where we were greeted my the mayor and Napoleon offered more proclamations!! At Laffery the reenactment was the confrontation with the 5em Regt a line regiment sent to stop Napoleon. We were joined by about 300 additional reenactors - about 200 in the 5em Ligne and the rest with the Guard. This was the dramatic event where Napoleon opens his coat to the fusil aiming soldiers who refuse orders to fire and rushed to him. The Guard had marched to within 50 paces of the 5em but with our fusils in our left hand upside down to portray a non aggressive intent. After a great lunch, we were transported outside Grenoble and marched through the old city in torch lit parade to the center square. The streets were packed with cheering residents like those old liberation films. The reception truely surprised me. Many people wore period costumes especially at the town centers where the official greetings took place. On sum, a great series of events that have make the trip memorable!


KGB Game auction. Fred Bauer reports he raised another $3,000 from selling off old games. As the saying goes, one manÕs junk is anotherÕs treasure.



5-8 March   Cold War. Sponsored by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society, this is a national level convention. See www.hmgs.org .  

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

NOVAG Meet Up/Pavillion: DonÕt forget that GMs often post game to these sites as well.


The Game Parlor - Tuesday

Warhammer.  The Chantilly Gaming Legion plays from 11:00 until closing.  See Cg-Legion.com for further details. 

The Game Parlor - Wednesday

Fields of Glory/DBM starts at 5:00-600 pm.    Contact Mark Bumala at bumala@verizon.net

 The Game Parlor - Friday

DATE                PERIOD                SCALE                RULES                HOST

3 April                WWII                  15mm                   Fireball               Tilson   

Scenario:  Outflanked!  7 June 1944 Ningthoukhong Village Manipur.  The 1st Bn, West Yorkshire Bn. Are blocking the Japanese advance north to Imphal by holding the village of Nongthoukhng. The Japanese send an armor/infantry tank force up river and come in on their flank with a night assault. 



10 April                   Ancients              15mm                   MofA                DeWitt  

Scenario:   Chinese Civil War.  No not the 1948 version, but an earlier one.  Brian will field both armies. Period TBD



17 April              Napoleonic         15mm                        Blucher                 Taylor

Scenario: To Be Determined

Rules changed.


17 Apr               ACW          15mm                     Altar of Freedom        Patton

Scenario: SailorÕs Creek April 6, 1865 - While heading for rations and bridge over the Appomatox, a gap opens in LeeÕs retreating column.

Scenario Changed.


24 Apr               WWII-Air                 1/144               Check Your Six         DeWitt

Scenario:  Tuskegee Airmen figure prominently in this.



24 Apr           18th Century                15mm              Black Powder             Tilson

Scenario:      Rocroux. 11 October 1746. Marshal de Saxe has cornered the Allied army near Liege with its back to the Meuse River.  After taking most of the day to deploy his army he launches a late afternoon attack.  Can he break the Allies before nightfall or will they get away?                                                          


The Game Parlor -Saturday


Saturday (Start Time TBD)

18 Apr             ACW          10mm                     Altar of Freedom        Patton

Scenario: Bentonville -  Reprise of last monthÕs Friday evening game plus the additional turns.  


Warhammer.  The Chantilly Gaming Legion plays from 11:00 until closing.  See Cg-Legion.com for further details. 

The Game Parlor - Sunday

11:00 Fields of Glory Contact Mark Bumala at bumala@verizon.net

12:00 Heroclix All games start at 1200. For further info, contact Rick Wilson at ivos.android@hotmail.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.

Victory Comics - Wednesday

Heroclix at 6:30 pm

Victory Comics - Thursday

Malifaux at 6:00 pm.

Victory Comics - Saturday  

Escalation League for Warhammer 40k here at Victory Comics starting October 5th.  Participants will start with a 500-point 'army' of their choice and slowly build up to 2000 points.  This is a perfect chance for new players to start building their army or for old players to start a new one.  We will be giving points for games played, games won and painting.  The person with the highest point total at the end will get a prize!  Contact the store for further details.


Alexandria Fridays 

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 


Dale City Weekends

DATE                PERIOD                SCALE                RULES                HOST  START TIME

12 April Sunday Hosted by Ron Prillaman


Scenario: Battle of Britain using Check Your Six rules and 1/144 scale



For details, please contact Ron at <mailto:ronalamo@comcast.net>



25 April Saturday Hosted by Ron Prillaman


Scenario: French and Indian War --Rogers Rangers Attack on the Abenaki's

of St. Frances, in 25/28mm -Large Fight on a 1 figure to 2 ? 3 actual

numbers. Rangers need to eliminate all warriors to give them any chance to

get back to Fort Ti. RULES "Penny Rules" {Home skirmish} simultaneous firing

and movement = using hidden very tactical orders. Each order = ? 1 minute ?.


For details, please contact Ron at <mailto:ronalamo@comcast.net>




The Washington Area DBA Group hosts occasional events.  For further info see: www.wdwww.wadbag for details.

Comics and Gaming Fairfax - Sunday

War Hammer at 12:30.


  The Game Parlor - Tuesday

The Washington Gamers Association and Game Club of Maryland offer board games starting at 6:00 pm. 

See www.washingtongamers.org for further details.

The Game Parlor-Saturday

The Washington Gamers runs board games on the first Saturday of the month. 

See their website www.washingtongamers.org

Alexandria-Arlington Area Regional Gaming Group (AARGH)

Check AARGH page on Meet Up for details.



Springfield – Saturday and Sunday

5 Feb  Sunday 0900    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

21 Feb  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 meets at Affinity Computers on 23035 Douglas Court, Dulles VA. 

For further info see: http://www.meetup.com/area42games/

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.

Formula One Gaming

The schedule is uncertain.  Contact Rob Cunningham at rccun2@aol.com for further details.