Cancon 2014 – Reflections

Finally I have managed to find some time to pen a few passing thoughts on Cancon 2014. Late I know, but a holiday and then a busy time on our return has a way of limiting time in front of the computer.

As with previous years Cancon was an excellent wargames convention, I am very pleased to have attended in what is now my seventh convention across the ditch. As always it is a great opportunity to catch-up with friends, either playing DBR or playing in other events. As is normal with Cancon there was a large selection of trade stands, some of which I visited. However, such visits reduced my ability to visit other gaming areas and demonstartion games. As a result the photos below are, this year, of the Renaissance DBR competition area rather than other games.

Firstly, we have Brian Sowman, on the left, and Peter Gillard fighting it out on the morning of the second day. In the background can be seen other Renaissance games in progress as well as DBMM and DBA gaming areas. To the left, but not shown, could be found a 25mm Napleonic competition which used a modifeied version of the old WRG rules.

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Next a couple of photos of a another Renaissance game this time between Roger Mackay’s Dutch Rebellion army and Lyle Daymond’s Russian Traditional (1631) army. Of general  interest is the view of another portion of the convention area in the background. Cancon is a large convention and the tables keep flowing to the right with trade satnds to the left. Near right is the FOG Renaissance area.

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Below, another view of the previous game, this time illustrating these two well presented armies in more detail. The Russians are on the right.

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Now, for those interested in reading more on the subject I have just put on-line a summary of my own games in the Renaissance DBR competition. The report can be found here.

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