Tuesday, 6 February 2018

CANCON - Australia's biggest Wargames Con

The Skirmish Sangin Kiwi team made the journey to Canberra Australia for what is Australia's biggest wargames convention. This year it was on the 26th-28th January. As it was a game in a suitcase (actually a couple) we couldn't take the really detailed scenery but as you can see from below we managed our interpretation of the Plausible Deniability mission in the recently released Skirmish Sangin Spec Ops books Plausible Deniability.

Throughout the three days we played the game so many times I am still having nightmares about it :-) However our Aussie mates really took to it and we managed to sell out of the core Sangin rulebook, and Plausible Deniability.

Of course, there was much more than just us their with much gaming and many stores. Some of the terrain made me weep with envy particularly the WW2 tables that were set up. I would love to run our forthcoming WW2 game on this terrain.

Brecourt Manor

St Mere Eglise
 Bocage country

Unfortunately demoing and managing the store meant we didn't get to see or participate in the Con as much as we would have liked. It was still great to meet old friends (Spyros, Jerry) from last year and make new ones this year.

I would heartily recommend CANCON to anyone in the southern hemisphere the atmosphere is brilliant and very welcoming.  The "diggers" sure know how to put on a Con. Also, Canberra is a great place for a visit it's just a 3-hour drive from Sydney. See you all next year. Oh and BTW we will be doing MOAB for the first in Sydney in October.