Report on Day 1 of the huge wargaming convention in Gettysburg
Scott Mingus’s 15mm wargame of the Attack on Fox’s Gap at South Mountain from a previous gaming convention
I took a day of vacation from work and attended the annual Fall In! miniature wargaming convention at the Eisenhower Inn and Conference Center in Gettysburg. I presented a miniature wargame of the hypothetical attack on Cemetery Hill that Ike Trimble proposed late in the afternoon of July 1, 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg. An after-action report on the game and its outcome can be found here.
The convention features more than 300 miniature wargames over the three day event, with more
than 1,000 wargamers filling the Ike and the adjacent All-Star Sports Complex. It is one of the four largest miniature wargaming conventions in North America and annually pumps tens of thousands of dollars into the Adams County economy.
Have you ever attended a wargaming convention? If so, what are your fondest memories and some of the best games you have played?