For those Cannonball readers in the southern Pennsylvania / northern Virginia / eastern Maryland tri-state region, the Harford Area Weekly Kreigsspielers is sponsoring a regional mini-convention which I plan to attend. HAWKS is a non-profit wargaming group in Harford County, Maryland, in the greater Baltimore area. They are sponsoring BARRAGE XII, a one day convention on January 19, 2008. The event will be held at the Archbishop Curley High School, a short distance northeast of downtown Baltimore out in the suburbs, with easy access to the Beltway (I-695) and I-95.
The point of contact for BARRAGE XII is Geoff Graf at email@example.com or phone (410) 557-2456. There will be miniature wargames of all genres and historical periods.
I attended last year’s convention, driving down from York, PA while listening to the 2nd South Carolina String Band on my car’s CD player. The high school was very easy to find and the staff friendly and courteous. I sold a lot of copies of my Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign, Volume 1, and had a good time chatting with old friends. Among the gaming highlights was Rich Hasenauer‘s 15mm Mexican-American War game of the Battle of Palo Alto, using Regimental Fire & Fury rules.
Why not stop by this mini-con if you live in the area or happen to be in Baltimore for business or pleasure that weekend?