Convention

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE
36th ANNUAL CONVENTION
THE SEVEN YEARS WAR ASSOCIATION
APRIL 4 – 6, 2019
Waterford Estates Lodge, 52890 S.R. 933 North
South Bend, Indiana 46637 (574) 272-5220

Join our estimated 100 gamers and dozen dealers!

WARGAMES
As always, there will be many land and naval miniature wargames representing the entire 18thC – Anybody in a Tricorne Hat! New game masters are very much welcomed. Potential Game Masters should contact Tod Kershner at tkershner@charter.net.

STUFF TO BUY
The convention is well attended by dealers and flea market tables selling miniatures, terrain and books from various historical periods. If you wish to reserve a dealer table, please contact Ken Bunger at kbunger@cox.net. We welcome all vendors. This is one convention where dealers can also play in the games!

Admission at the Door: $35 for the convention. $25 for one day.

Convention Hours: 8:30 a.m. to Midnight on Friday and Saturday. Many of us arrive Thursday afternoon for socializing, libations and informal gaming. Most dealers setup on Thursday and we will try to schedule some games.

Hotel: Special room rates will be available later this year. Please tell the hotel that you are with the convention. A restaurant/bar is in the hotel.

Further Information: Contact Ken Bunger at kbunger@cox.net. To schedule a game contact Tod Kershner: tkershner@charter.net We will post updates on www.sevenyearswarassn.org or The Seven Years War on Facebook. We also post on the TMP message board.

We encourage all, whether interested in our period or not, to attend a great weekend of wargaming and socializing at our expanded venue.

Event Line Up (subject to change/addition/cancellation without notice).

Thursday evening: 5:00 pm until they kick our sorry asses out
1. Chotositz: Paul Petri will run this WAS battle between Frederick’s “bad guys” (welcome to Duffy’s world) and the Austrians using a test run of his 18th century adaption of the “To the Strongest” rules. This innovative system uses a square grid and cards instead of dice. 1/72 scale. 6 players.
2. Brandywine Revisited: Thom Osborn & Herb Gundt present this epic battle of the American War of Independence using “Rebels & Patriots” rules in glorious 28 mil.
3. Black Forest Breakthrough, 1703: French forces attempt to break through the lines of defense setup at the western edge of the border hills of the Black Forrest to gain access to inner Bavaria to aid other Bavarian forces who are threatened and outnumbered there by converging Imperial corps. Run by Jude Becker using his own Combat General. Basic version with 28 mil figures.

Friday Morning 9:00 am

1. Zoor: Paul will once again host this War of the Austrian Succession battle using his adaption of “To the Strongest” rules. 1/72 scale figures.
2. Monmouth: Lee has betrayed the Patriots……can Washington save the day in this refight of an important battle from the American War of Independence! Michael Wedding hosts using “Guns of Liberty” rules in 15 mil for 6-8 players.
3. Brandywine Revisited: Thom Osborn & Herb Gundt present this epic battle of the American War of Independence using “Rebels & Patriots” rules in glorious 28 mil.

Friday Afternoon 2:00 PM

1. Havana, 1763: Leave it to the one and only Chris Engle to stretch the envelop once again and find a little know corner of the 7 Years War. Colonial Militiamen are sent up country to round up supplies for the British Siege of Havana. Little do they know that there are locals ready to fight! This game will test whose colonial militia is worse. This is not a matrix game but chris’ new rules “Follow Me Boys”. 25 mil for 2 to 6 players. 4 hours.
2. Into Darkest America: First time attendee James Boyle presents a hypothetical Franco-British encounter during the French and Indian War. 15 mil with “Warfare in the Age of Reason: 3rd ed” rules 4-6 players. Welcome James.
3. Convoy Raid at Domstadtl. As you know, the Prussian supply column was bringing supplies to the Prussians besieging Olmutz, but they got waylaid along the way. 7YW Association presidents emeritus Jim Purkey and Bill Protz using Bill’s “Battles of the Ancient Regime” rules. 6 players. 30mm figures.

Friday Evening: 7:00

1. A Greater than Nelson? Michiel de Ruyter leads his Dutch navy once again seeking the blood of the upstart English to ensure his country’s commercial dominance of the world. Tod Kershner hosts using “Warfare at Sea in the Age of Reason” rules and 1/1200 ships.
2. The Dean West Memorial FAK Game: To honor the memory of our fallen brother, Alex Burn’s will run this Seven Year’s War game using Dean’s “Final Argument of Kings” rules. RIP Dean we miss you.
Saturday Morning 9:00 AM
1. Zorndorf Morning Attack, 25 August, 1759. This scenario will cover the morning attack by King Frederick, his Advanced Guard under Manteuffel and cavalry wing under Seydlitz. Can the Prussians push the obstinate Russians back or will they hold firm? This scenario is from an upcoming scenario book on the Seven Years War in Eastern Europe. Tim Tilson hosts this one using 15 mil figures and “Black Powder” rules for 6 players.
2. Into Darkest India. Juergen once again takes us to the India of Clive for another spectacular 28 mil expedition to the sub-continent. Juergen hosts with his own rules.
3. Malatitze 1708. Great Northern War. Russian dawn attack on an isolated Swedish camp. This Russians can actually win this one! In real life, both sides claimed victory. 28 mil. Rules are the much-improved Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd Ed., with GNW mods, simplified for convention. 6 players. Can the Swedes hold out until rescued by Charles XII or will the Russians get their first win against the Swedish Royal Army? 28 mil. Dannie Fogleman.
4. Black Forest Breakthrough 1703: French forces attempt to break through the lines of defense setup at the western edge of the border hills of the Black Forrest to gain access to inner Bavaria to aid other Bavarian forces who are threatened and outnumbered there by converging Imperial corps. 28 mil. Jude Becker hosts with his own “Combat General” rules. Basic version with 28 mil figures.
Saturday Afternoon: 2:00 pm
1. Liegnitz. Alex Burns hosts this Seven Year War battle in 15 mil for 4-6 players. Rules used are a version of ESR modified for the Seven Years War.
2. Broglie vs. Brunswick, 1758. The newly appointed CinC Ferdinand of Brunswick with the newly arrived British troops go on the offensive. Unfortunately for the French Lt General Broglie is commanding their forces. A meeting engagement near Hess-Cassel. 8 players using modified “Revolution and Empire” rules with 15 mil figures. 5 hours hosted by Todd Fisher and John Read.
3. Convoy Raid at Domstadtl. As you know, the Prussian supply column was bringing supplies to the Prussians besieging Olmutz, but they got waylaid along the way. 7YW Association presidents emeritus Jim Purkey and Bill Protz using Bill’s “Battles of the Ancient Regime” rules. 6 players. 30mm figures.
4. Zorndorf, Afternoon Attack. 25 August 1759. This scenario will cover the afternoon attack. King Fredrick has rallied portions of his army and now along with Dohna’s wing, they advance against the Russian Observation Corps. Can the Prussians sweep the corps from the field or will they hold the Prussians in place. This scenario is from an upcoming scenario book on the Seven Years War in Eastern Europe.
5. Seven Years War Forever! 7YW expert Ken Bunger will run this 25 mil battle using his venerable “Tricorne” rules. 6-8 players.

Late afternoon/evening (whenever)

1. Defense of Fort Wood. A hypothetical action during the French and Indian War. The French have captured the British Fort Wood located in a remote area of the deep forest. It is up to Sir John Fulford, the Duke of Dalewood, to lead his British regulars, American militia and Native American scouts to take it back. The Frenchies and their native allies lie, in waiting, hidden in the dark hollows. 1/72 scale figures using “Warfare in the Age of Reason: 3rd Ed” rules. Up to 8 players. Tod Kershner hosts.

10:00 PM: Seminar: Rowdy Drinking Songs of the Seven Years War.
Fusiliers behaving badly. Location: lounge.