NOVAG Winter Game Day (Miniatures)

NOVAG Winter Game Day. 

NOVAG and Potomac Wargmers will host a joint Winter Game Day on Saturday 15 February at the Centreville Regional Library starting at 12:00.    Potential GMs should contact Brian DeWitt at [masked]

10:30 am – Battle of Chickamauga, By Mike Pierce

Mike presents a Regimental Level American Civil War scenario based on part of the battle of Chickamauga.

Period: American Civil War

Scale: 28mm

Rules: Regimental Fire & Fury

Players:  6

Time: 4 hours

Table: 5’ x 6’

 10:30 am – Command & Colors Napoleonics , By Eric Freiwald

 Napoleonic battle fought using Command & Colors Rules by GMT Games.  Rules are easy to learn and easy to play.

Period: Napoleonic

Scale: 15mm

Rules: Command & Colors Napoleonics

Players:  4

Time: 2 hours

Size Table Needed: 5’ x 6’

 10:30 am – Jousting Tournament, By Brian DeWitt

 Medieval Jousting brought to tabletop.  Only Knights and Nobles may enter.  You must own your own horse and equipment.  Unhorsing your opponent ends the match with a victory.   

Period: Medieval

Scale: 54mm

Rules: Home Rules

Players:  8

Time: 1½ hours

Size Table Needed: 3’ x 10’

 11 am – Stop the Goeben, By Bill Cira

It is nearly 100 years ago and the German battlecruiser Goeben has set sail from Messina, Italy on a desperate dash across the enemy infested Mediterranean Sea.  If she reaches Istanbul she will have an enormous impact on the Great War that has just started.  The Royal Navy’s 1st Cruiser Squadron has put itself across Goeben’s intended track just prior to dawn.  They realize they must do everything they can to at least cripple Goeben so the pursuing British battlecruisers can catch her.   

 Period: World War I, August 1914

Scale: 1/3000

Rules: General Quarters 3 Fleet Action Imminent

Players:  4

Time: 3 hours

Table Size Needed: 10’x6’

 11 am - The Trenches of Onganjira (German South-West Africa, 1904), By Roy Jones

 At Onganjira several Herero detachments have assembled together to form a large composite army, with thousands of veteran rifle-armed Hereros. Meanwhile, the Germans have assembled a main field force  - the Hauptabteilung  - that also has a large proportion of experienced infantry, as well as field cannon, mobile mountain guns, and Maxim machine guns.

The advancing Hauptabteilung is trying to destroy Herero forces based in the valley of the Onganjira, and thus stop the spread of the Herero War. The Hereros - warned of the approaching Germans - have blocked the valley at its narrowest section with a fortified line. As the Germans attempt to outflank the line, they come under heavy rifle fire from entrenched Herero troops – who then storm out of their trenches in order to outflank, envelope and destroy the Germans.

It’s going to be a bloody, casualties-be-damned battle of maneuver, movement, melee, and firepower at the trenches of Onganjira!

Period:  Colonial

Scale:  25mm

Rules:  The Sword and the Flame (Modified)

Players: 6

Time: 4 hrs.

Size Table Needed: 5’ x 8’

 11 am - Kloster Kamp, By Tim Tilson

 Description:16 October 1760.  A small Allied Army under the Crown Prince of Burnswick is besieging Wesel.  The French dispatch a relief force.  As the French near the city, the Crown Prince resolves to attack them with a night march and a flank attack at dawn.  Can he destroy the French army and keep the siege in place?

 Period: Seven Year's War

Rules: Black Powder

Scale: 15mm

Players: 5

Time: 3 hours

Size Table needed: 5x8'

 12 pm – The First, By Roxanne Patton

 12 June 1966

Nickel Flight comprised of CDR Harold Marr, CO of VF-211, his wingman, LTjg Phil Vampatella, LCDR Fred Richardson and his wingman LTjg Denis Duffy of VF-24 were escorting an A-4 strike on a railroad north west of Haiphong at an altitude of 1500 feet. As the attack aircraft left the target, Vampatella sighted four MiG-17s approaching from 7 o’clock at 2,000 feet. As Nickel Flight broke hard left into the oncoming aircraft, a flight of two MiGs 17s broke right while the others dove toward the F-8s.

 Period: Vietnam

Scale: 1/144

Rules: Check Your 6! Jet Age

Players:  4 to 6

Time: 3 hours

Size Table Needed: 6’ x 6’

 12 pm – Fireball Forward, By Mark Fastoso

Mark presents a Stalingrad Scenario from his upcoming Stalingrad scenario book.  Rules will be taught.

Period: World War II

Scale: 15mm

Rules: Fireball Forward

Players:  6

Time: 2 hours

Size Table Needed: 5’ x 6’


-Alex Newhart will be running a second Fireball game starting mid afternoon.  Details to be determined.

 1 pm – Air Force/Dauntless, By Dennis Wang

Air Force/Dauntless, the Battleline/AH game of plane to plane combat updated for the computer age.  Tabletop 1/300 scale plane to plane combat with a computer aid using your Wi-Fi enabled tablet computer to handle movement and all those pencil and paper calculations of speed and altitude.  Bring your tablet, laptop or smartphone that has a WWW browser.

 Period: World War II

Scale: 1/300

Rules: Air Force Dauntless

Players:  8

Time: 3 hours

Size Table Needed: 5’ x 6’

 3 pm – Roman Chariot Race, By Brian DeWitt

 Drive the winning chariot in a Roman Chariot Race.  Rules for the race are few.  Watch out as your opponents will also be observing few rules.  Drive counter clockwise and cross the finish line first.  What other rules are really needed?  

Period: Ancient

Scale: 15mm

Rules: Roman Circus

Players:  10

Time: 2 hours

Size Table Needed: 5’ x 6’

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  • Dennis W.

    Here is a review of the Air Force! game that I put on at the NOVAG Game Day. I met Walt O'Hara for the first time playing this game and didn't know he was going to such an effort to document the game. Words, photos and screenshots!­

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