It is one of the most-anticipated events of the year--The Cold Wars convention, which is hosted by The Eastern Chapter of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. It is held each year the pastorally-loacted Lancaster Host Resort in Pennsylvania. This year was the 25th anniversary and the theme was “The Golden Age of Piracy." 

As always, the convention featured dozens of amazing wargames. In addition, the folks from NSDM (National Security Decision Making Game) were on hand running a Cold War situation game.

This year also featured the first-ever Field of Glory tournament, which began on Friday March 7th at noon and ran until about midnight. Some tourney players were a little frustrated that there are only two army list books available and asked whether any of the Four Horsemen army lists could be made compatible with the rules. (We will investigate!) On balance, though the feedback was very, very positive. Fans of the Warrior rules, especially, were taking a strong look at this latest ancient rules upstart.

As many of you know, Wargames Factory will be launching official miniature tie-ins later this year (they plan to have figures ready to go for Historicon). For those of you who can\'t wait, or who want your armies in lead, the folks at Battle Honors/Old Glory told me this weekend that they will be compiling armies in packs that coincide with the Field of Glory army lists. In fact, they had a run this weekend on ancient figures, as you can see here from the empty pegs of Roman gladiators and Carthaginian soldiers in their stand. In addition, Bill from Mr. Miniatures, who was sitting next to us in the exhibitor\'s hall and is a professional lead soldier painter, told us that he plans to have painted lead Field of Glory figures ready to sell at Historicon.

Here are a couple of photos from the event...