Nashcon was an all around smashing success, with lots and lots of gaming, a thriving vendors area, and for those like me looking to pay for our expenditures, a great flea market Sunday morning. For those of you following the Sarmatian saga, they did indeed sell, and I was also able to get in a smashing victory over Rob Torres' Greco Bactrians before their sale. I think that may have been Rob's first or second game, so he clearly used me to warm up his troops, as they went on to win the DBA open tournament. Paul Potter hosted a marvelous campaign game Friday night with lots of intrigue, rewards, and masacres. In the end Bob Kelso reigned supreme and took home a Bactrian prize army provided by Wargames.
NASHCON OPEN DBA TOURNAMENT
NASHCON OPEN DBA TOURNAMENT
Rob Torres traveled down to Nashcon from Norther Virginia and was rewarded for his efforts by winning a hard fought victory over Paul Potter's Navarese in the final round. Rob got to take his pick of the three prize armies offered and chose to take a later Hungarian army provided by Wargames back home with him to Virginia. He's pictured here helping out in the DBA clinic session.
Rob Torres and Paul Potter face off in the final round. Rob took the final round 4-2 with his Greco Bactrians vs Paul's Navarese.
The Greco Bactrians advance
Ron Seaney with Polybian Romans and Chip Russo with Later Sarmations
Don Harting playing the Early Imperial Romans
Ed Dillon brushed the rust of his game with the Anglo Normans and wanted to give full credit to his successes to his opponents lack of die rolling skill.
Gray Strickland took time off from the busy vendors area to join in the fun playing an Italian Condotta army. Other participants were Terry Webb with the Feudal French, Bill Banks - the runner up and winner of a Parthian army, played the Early crusaders, Bob Kelso with Ghasnavids, Steve McBee with Hellenistic Spartans, and Nathan Lowe playing the Bosporans.
The clinic was a resounding success with twenty participants, many of them new to DBA. We even had one husband and wife team, Doug and Laura Acker, join in the fun. All participants were entered in a drawing for a complete 25mm Saxon army provided by Iron Wind Metals. Bob Kelso was the lucky winner. He promises to be back next year with the Saxons all painted up and ready to battle.
Doug and Laura Acker face off with the help of Terry Webb and Glen Little.
Joe Collins played a very short game against Mike Hicks (below), Mike losing his general early in the game.
Ron Seaney gives Doug Moore a helping hand with the rules.
Mike Preston gives the Camillan romans a try.
Bill Banks gives Chuck's untried ebay armies a lesson in tactics. Bill was the eventual runner up in the DBA open Tournament.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE NASHCON A RESOUNDING SUCCESS - YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE: THE ORGANIZERS, THE GAME HOSTS, THE MANUAL LABORERS WITHOUT WHOM THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO TABLES, THE VENDORS AND ALL THE GREAT GAMERS!