Many wargamers and wargaming vendors are preparing for a busy weekend coming up from May 22-24. In Franklin,Tennessee hosted by the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society of the Midsouth Chapter (HMGS-Midsouth) will be the annual convention known as Nashcon 2015. On Memorial Day weekend every year HMGS-Midsouth supports this well-attended event which aims to provide a family-friendly fun opportunity to connect with the gaming community, try out new games, find needed materials to play your own games and have plenty of fun. The events are inexpensive allowing for the whole family to participate. HMGS-Midsouth strives to promote education of military history through gaming:
Our purpose is the running of educational programs promoting historical miniature gaming and military history. We believe a lot can be learned by adding fun into the learning of history. We promote gaming of a speculative or hypothetical nature as well to open minds to new ideas.
Naschon 2015 is Tennessee’s top gaming convention. Tournaments, fantasy and science fiction gaming, historical miniatures, board games, role playing and Advanced Squad Leader tournament. There will be plenty of vendors to make sure you are well stocked with all your gaming desires. One of the vendors will be Cigar Box Battle, a big promoter of John Hill’s Across A Deadly Field. A preliminary list of events (PDF) has days and times of tournaments and other happenings you do not want to miss.
John Hill was obviously not just a regular attendee of Nashcon, but also a regular host for his games to include Across A Deadly Field and his classic Squad Leader. On Sunday morning (May 24) Patrick Lebeau will be coordinating an Eastern Front scenario from John Hill’s classic Squad Leader using 15mm miniatures. Everyone I am sure will miss John Hill’s presence. There will likely be some “pick up” games of Johnny Reb and Across A Deadly Field all convention long. Speak with Norris Darrall, Dean West or Cory Ring at Naschon for additional details or visit the Johnny Con 5.5 at Naschon 2015 webpage for more information.
You can book your room for $120 a night at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs on 700 Cool Springs Road in Franklin, Tennessee. Their telephone number is (256) 213-7467.
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