Friday, September 12, 2008

ODMS Hosts first Wargaming Convention!!




ODMS is running its first historical gaming convention, in
Williamsburg, Feb 6,7,8 of 2009.

Here is their press release:

The Old Dominion Military Society is proud to announce its first wargaming convention, the Williamsburg Muster. It will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event will feature scheduled historical miniature wargames and other gaming events, as well as room for open gaming. There will be a number of fine vendors present with a variety of quality wargaming supplies for sale.

The dates for the event will be February 6, 7, and 8. Gaming and registration will begin at lunchtime on Friday, February 6th, and last until 5pm on Sunday, February 8th.

Our theme for this first convention is: 1860-1960 A Century of War! This very influential 100 years sees the rise of the rifle from a simple musket employed en masse, to the modern personal arsenal that today's assault rifles represent. This, along with the impact of mass mobilization, the mechanization of warfare, and global conflict enhanced by speed of light communications make this a fascinating century to study, especially in terms of military history. Come see many wargames in this period (and others, including Fantasy and Sci Fi) at the 2009 Williamsburg Muster!

The location will be the very comfortable and attractive Holiday Inn
Patriot http://www.hipatriot.com/ located at
3032 Richmond Road
Williamsburg VA

Rooms will be available at a very special rate of $58 per night, just mention that you are with the Williamsburg Muster group, when you register by phone (800-446-6001 or 757-565-2600) .

Registration for the event will cost $25 dollars at the door, with discounts for early registration, students, military, and game masters. Single day passes will be available at the door. Details can be found at the convention website, http://www.odms-club.com/convention/

We are eagerly seeking game masters who are willing to host miniatures and boardgaming events. See the website for details and to register your game.

Events already confirmed include -
  • French Foreign Legion Sword and the Flame
  • Flames of War Tournament
  • Victory at Sea
  • Napoleonics
  • British Colonials in the Sudan (Sword and the Flame)
  • 28mm ACW - Glint of Bayonets
  • WWII Skirmish - Hedgerow Hell
  • Many more added daily!
A limited number of Vendor tables are available. For details, see the website.

Important dates:
  • Game Registration (to be listed in the PEL): by December 20.
  • Early Registration (for the convention): by January 20.
  • Hotel Registration (for the convention rate): by January 31.

More information will be made available at the convention's website, http://www.odms-club.com/convention/

Thanks for your time, and we hope to see you in February!

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