This past Saturday a group of the HAWKs and I went up to Sam Fuson's War Horse farm in PA for another fun day of games and good food. A couple times a year, Sam and his wife Kathy invite a the HAWKs and a bunch of their friends over for a fun day of gaming known as War-Horse-Con.
We took the timing of this year's event as an opportunity to playtest a quartet of games the HAWKs are planning on running at Historicon in July.
In the morning Buck Surdu ran a 28mm early war WWII game using his innovative Combat Patrol rules. The scenario featured a German force trying to clear a village of it's French defenders. I was lucky to play in this game and had a blast commanding a Czech 38t tank, a squad of infantry, and a machine gun team. In the end we had the French on the ropes, but they were still holding on aided by a sharpshooting 75mm gun.
I had a blast even though my team was eventually shot full of holes, especially my gang leader who picked a fight with a desperado in the local cantina, unawares that he had two buddies hidden in the back rooms!
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