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

AMBUSCADE 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!

FINAL SCHEDULE:
SESSION A
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.)


SESSION 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!