Participation Games

Participation Games

The following Participation games will be run at Cancon 2017.

These games will between the Traders and the Tournament area in Budawang pavilion.

 

Participation Game Name:        THE LAST BATTLE: Shumshu, Northern Japan, 18 August 1945

Participation Game System:       Simultaneous Battlefront WWII

Blurb:

On 9 August 1945 the Soviet Union suddenly declared war on Japan and immediately launched an all out attack on Manchuria. At Yalta, six months earlier, the Allies had agreed to hand over the Kuril Islands to the Soviet Union in return for joining the war against Japan, but Stalin was taking nothing for granted. On 15 August, the emperor announced that Japan would ‘endure the unendurable’ and accept the Potsdam Proclamation which called for its ‘unconditional surrender’. Imperial General Headquarters immediately ordered Japanese forces to halt offensive operations, but it was not until three days later that they were told to cease fire completely.     Just 12.4 kilometres separated the Soviet Kamchatka Peninsula from Japan’s chilly northernmost island, Shumshu, where Major-General Fusaki Tsutsumi, commander of Japan’s forgotten 91st Division, awaited an imminent American occupation. Organised in great haste, the Soviet landing force had already been at sea for 24 hours when it approached Shumshu through thick fog early on the morning of 18 August, but what kind of reception would they receive?

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           8

Organiser:           Chris Braddick

Organiser Email:              braddick@grapevine.com.au

Sponsors:            No

 

Participation Game Name:        Officer I can explain

Participation Game System:       Card game of my own design

Blurb:

You are given a situation that could get you in jail and you have to talk your way out of it

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:

Organiser:           Lachlan

Organiser Email:              lachlanwillacy@icloud.com

Sponsors:

 

Participation Game Name:        Good Games Participation Games

Participation Game System:       Board and card games

Blurb:

Good Games Participation games.    Perennial favourites and hot new recent releases from Australia’s premier game supplier.    This is a chance to try out recent and popular games. Sit down with our game players and try out Scythe, the new game from the makers of Tuscanny. Take a look at Star Trek from Gale Force 9. See what Unfair from Good Games is all about. Latest releases from Spiel and Gencon.     Ask about the games – players are happy to tell you about what they are playing, or join in – new games are starting frequently.

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           Up to 20

Organiser:           Nigel Slater

Organiser Email:              zog100@gmail.com

Sponsors:            Yes

 

Participation Game Name:        Who Will Claim a Bloody Crown

Participation Game System:       TFL SP2 Adaption

Blurb:

Who will claim a Bloody Crown ?    The House of Lancaster (Red Rose) pitted against the House of York (White Rose) for the Crown of England and Wales.  As a King, Duke or Earl, gather your men, confirm your cause and march to battle.   Re-fight The Wars of the Roses using 28mm armies. Six battles that will decide which House will finally hold the Crown of England.    Using TFL SP2 rules adapted for the period. No rules experience necessary, but be early and declare as Lancastrian or Yorkist.

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           8

Organiser:           Peter Rossetti

Organiser Email:              rossetti@hotkey.net.au

Sponsors:            No

 

Participation Game Name:        A Time of Wolves

Participation Game System:       Warlord Games Hail Caesar

Blurb:

It is Dark Age Britain and the legions have left.     Only small garrison forces and some veterans who have settled remain.      To the West are the Welsh, to the North the Picts, and from across the oceans, the Irish and Saxons.     “What have we done to bring this upon us, to this rich and fertile land.    Defend hearth and home, stop the barbarians, or perish into the Dark Ages.     Six linked battles with 28mm figures, command Barbarians or Roman for the prize of Britain!!!

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           8

Organiser:           Peter Rossetti & Jon-Paul Adams

Organiser Email:              rossetti@hotkey.net.au

Sponsors:            No

 

Participation Game Name:        Bolt Action Boot Camp

Participation Game System:       Bolt Action 2nd Edition

Blurb:

You have seen the war movies and want to be part of the adventure that is World War II wargaming. Bolt Action is a fast paced exciting World War II wargame. The  Demo Gamers are experts in showing all comers how to play with everything supplied and guided by experienced gaming Sergeants. Fantastic scenery, terrain and models all for you to immerse yourself in the exciting world a historical wargaming.

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           6

Organiser:           The Demo Gamers – David Bruggeman

Organiser Email:              ozdemogamers@gmail.com

Sponsors:            Yes

 

Participation Game Name:        American Civil War Figure Game

Participation Game System:       Basic Fire and Fury

Blurb:

It is 1863 and a Confederate force  has split the Union forces. A major attacks now occurs against one of the Union army while the other comes to its rescue. This is an American civil war battle based on the Waterloo scenario.

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           Up to 20

Organiser:           Wayne Morrison

Organiser Email:              varmor@netspace.net.au

Sponsors:            Yes

 

Participation Game Name:        Curse You Red Baron!

Participation Game System:       Wings of Glory WWI

Blurb:

1914-1918… The Great War. World War One. The War to End All Wars It was the war that gave us names such as Gallipoli, The Somme, Verdun, Paschendaele, Ypres. It was the war that first saw the widescale use of machine guns, radios, tanks and aircraft. It was a time when airmen fought against each other, both in single combat, and in wild melees involving dozens of opponents – “Dogfights”. It was the time of the infamous “Red Baron”, Freiherr Manfred Von Rochthofen, and his scarlet painted Fokker Dr.I Triplane. Opposing him were equally famous planes – the Sopwith Camel, the Bristol Fighter, the Spad XIII and SE5a. “Curse you, Red Baron!” is a game where players take on the role of pilots of these aircraft, flying against each other in the skies over Europe at the climax of the war, 1918, Missions involve clearing the sky of the enemy, intercepting giant multi-engine aircraft, spying on enemy troop movements, rescuing friendly pilots downed behind enemy lines, even attempting to shoot down enemy observation balloons using incendiary bullets or rockets. The game uses the award-winning “Wings of Glory”    System. The single page of rules (including illustrations of examples) takes 5 minutes to learn. It is a game suitable for the whole family, yet manages to capture the essence of aerial combat during this period.

Schedule:

This participation game will run on the following days:

  • Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday (9:00am to 5:30pm)
  • Sunday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

Players per game:           12

Organiser:           Zoe Brain

Organiser Email:              aebrain@webone.com.au

Sponsors:            No

 

Participation Game Name:  Contact Drone, Tank!

Participation Game System:     Absolute Domination

Blurb: Absolute Domination is a game where you command a squad of drone tanks. From the protected belly of the command tank, a Digipath creates and transmits the programming required to get these vehicles to move, fight and deploy their various capabilities. Unique also is the ability to build new tanks during the game- you can replace your losses or change your tactics using your factory and logistic vehicles.
The core of the game is a matter of selecting and then appropriately deploying the correct sequence of orders. Some are basic but reliable, and some are difficult to deploy but have the potential to alter the course of the battle.

The game is played in 15mm (1/100) scale, with each player taking a command vehicle, a production unit, two logistic tanks and three combat tanks. The game is still under development, so we will be seeking feedback on the rules and gameplay as well as introducing you to the system.

Schedule: all three days (0900 to 1730)

Players per game: 2

Organiser: Chris Reynolds

organiser email: chrisgreynolds1@hotmail.com

sponsors: no.

 

 

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