Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Save the Date!

The third annual Ambuscade! one-day historical miniature war gaming event will held on December 1, 2018 right here in Portland, Oregon at Guardian Games!

Monday, December 4, 2017


The second annual AMBUSCADE! one-day historical miniature war-gaming event was a huge success!  Thanks so much to all the knowledgeable GMs who brought real top-notch looking games and to all the wonderful and patient players who chose to spend their time with us for a day of gaming!  Thanks to Hugh of Stonehouse Miniatures for again donating terrain prizes to the best-looking tables of each Session. And thank you to everyone who donated towards the rental fee – we received more than enough and the excess will be paid forward into next year's event!

1.   Guns of Liberty (10mm American Revolution) 4 players (Victor C.)
2.   Black Powder (25mm Napoleonic Wars) 6-8 players (Pete F.)
3.   In Her Majesty's Name (28mm Pulp) 4+ players (Hugh S.)
4.   Hail Caesar! (28mm Romans vs. Germanics) 4 players (Alyssa F.)
5.   Rapid Fire (1/72 WW2 North Africa) 4 players (Dave B.)

1.  Muskets & Tomahawks (28mm French & Indian War) 4 players (Henry T.)
2.  Atomic Blues (28mm Post-apocalyptic game, homebrewed convention rules) 4-6 players (Neil M.)
3.  Black Powder (20mm Crimean War) 4-6 players (Spencer F.)
4. To the Strongest (15mm Battle of Magensia 190 BC) 4-6 players (Jesse L.)
5. Pike & Shotte (15mm Thirty Years War) 4-6 players (Kevin B.)
6. Tarawa! (20mm WW2) 6-8 players (Paul L.)

(Above: Session A underway.)

(Above: Victor's Guns of Liberty game)

(Above: Victor's Guns of Liberty game)

(Above: Alyssa's Hail Caesar game)

(Above: Dave's Rapid Fire game)

(Above: Hugh's In Her Majesty's Name game)

(Above: Pete's Black Powder game)

(Above: Victor's Guns of Liberty game)

(Above: Spencer's Black Powder game)

(Above: Jesse's To the Strongest game)

(Above: Neal's Atomic Blues game)

(Above: Paul's Tarawa game)

(Above: Henry's Muskets & Tomahawks game)

(Above: Spencer's Black Powder game)

(Above: Henry's Muskets & Tomahawks game)

(Above: Henry's Muskets & Tomahawks game)

(Above: Jesse's To the Strongest game)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

AMBUSCADE! is this Saturday!

This is the last reminder about this event, so you are now free of my nagging!

AMBUSCADE!, a FREE* one-day historical miniatures gaming event, upstairs in the bar area of Guardian Games, is THIS SATURDAY.  There are still quite a few seats available at various games, for which you can use an early sign-up (registration is as early as your name and email) and reserve a seat, so there's no uncertainty as to whether you will play a game or not!  You can also just show up on Saturday and there's old-fashion pen-and-paper sign-ups too!

Guardian opens at 10:00 a.m. Session A games will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is scheduled to last four hours. Session B will begin no later than 4:00 p.m. but some games might start earlier if all players are there and the table is set up.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, these are fully hosted games – there is a wonderful game master who brings their the 100s of miniatures, rules, the terrain, tape measures, cute little model houses, dice – EVERYTHING, so that all you need to bring is YOURSELF and an expectation for a fun day of pushing miniatures around and rolling dice!

You can see what seats remain and sign up for a game here!

You can find additional information about the event and its location here!

*However donations to cover the $50 room rental are appreciated!