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FMGC 2013 - Gaming Convention - GTA CANADA


  • '12

    Saturday and Sunday are looking to be great weather days.  Friday has turned out to be a chilly day for the bikers headed to Port Dover.  I was going to go in the street rod but parking it in a wet farmers field to shuttle in……maybe next time!  So no Friday the 13th at Port Dover, so glad I can look forward to this event and great weather Saturday and Sunday!


  • '12

    In Oshawa at the Travelodge waiting for friends. Having a warmup game with Toronto pals tonight, debating between A&A Europe 1940 and Anniversary Edition. Also: which beer to start with?

    Yrs.,
    R.


  • '12

    …and that was a great weekend unlike any I’ve had before. Nice to meet you, too, Randy–you’re a good dude.

    OK. Time for real life for a while. Laters.

    Yrs.,
    R.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    We just closed the doors on the event about 30 minutes ago!

    What a weekend … so exhausted, but so many great games.

    Thanks to everyone who made this event special and to those who spent time and energy to make it happen!
    Even with the hiccups involved, this was a good year.



  • What a great event this year.

    Two fun filled days of Global 1940.  Great people both running and playing.  Can’t wait for next years event.

    Keep up the good work on this event FMG and I will never grow up.



  • Border crossing nonsense aside, the trip was well worth it.

    Friday night was beer and AA1914 in the FMG Bunker with Jeremy, Tim, and INGWU man.  (Sorry, but with so many new faces I always have trouble remembering the names.  Maybe after a few more events it will finally stick!)

    We central powers were rocking after three reounds. 8-)

    Saturday was a long Global 40 game in which I played Japan as part of the winning Axis team.  It was called after 8 or 9 rounds with it looking like USSR would eventually fall to the German assault.

    I fumbled a round five amphib on the Philippines that start a bit of a chain reaction on non combat moves to cover my ass.  The US then went for a knock out blow on the weakened Home Island defense fleet.  Only through good dice rolls was I able to turn that battle into a (mostly) mutual annihilation affair.  The Pacific then kind of stagnated through the rest of the game as the US then had to try to rebuild while spending more in the Atlantic to help out the UK there.

    Italy did well early on and even amphibed the West Indies, but was slowly slapped down by UK efforts in Africa and the Middle East.  I cleared out China but burnt the majority of my land units on a UK India stack in Burma.  I was looking for a wipe out of both sides but the Inf/art stack that the UK had rolled really well and I had to eventually bail the air out.

    USSR contested Leningrad for along time but finally fell back as the Germans pushed in the south.  The Germans traded Stalingrad with the Soviets just as the Japanese moved in from the back side with some units.  At the same time a small recon task force of the Wermacht was starting the long slog across Siberia.

    The Germans even took a turn to put in a small nuisance fleet turn 6 to harass the Allies in Atlantic.

    Good game!

    End of the night was a game of Conquest of the Empire- the second rule set.  Got crushed by Aaron in the third (and final) round of play.  Ah well, still fun.

    Sunday was a couple of other games (Ticket to Ride Europe and Carcassonne) and then a bit of talk with guys before making the trek home.  Some of the same guys (and other new guys) who played Global 40 with me on Saturday were playing Oztea’s Global 41 set up.  Looked like a fun change of pace.

    Jeremy and crew run a great event.  I would highly recommend it to all A&A gamers.


  • '12

    I had a great Saturday at the event, sadly I could not return Sunday.   I’m certainly getting a room next time.

    This marks the second year walking into the place alone and feeling comfortable and welcome, what a great group of people!

    Raymond, was a pleasure to meet you and your friends, thanks for asking me into your game within a minute of me entering.  I hope your crew returns next year, if so then for sure I am booking 2 nights so we can get into some more epic games!

    Thanks to everyone who humoured me and played my 1980s classic Illuminati!

    Surprise Attack, great seeing you again.

    Garg, Axis playa and others who could not return from last year……you guys missed a great weekend!!!  Hope to see you next year!



  • Great week end at the 420 wing!!!
    Thanks to all who made it happen, and thanks to all who made it there.
    See ya next year.
    Are there any pictures that can be posted?
    Tanks S.A.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    @suprise:

    Great week end at the 420 wing!!!
    Thanks to all who made it happen, and thanks to all who made it there.
    See ya next year.
    Are there any pictures that can be posted?
    Tanks S.A.

    We just uploaded 69 pictures to the FMGCon website (www.fmgcon.com) and Facebook page (facebook.com/FMGConvention)!



  • Sadly I could only attend Saturday as my wife picked the worst weekend to catch the flu and needed me to nurse her back to health. Although there shouldn’t be any excuse to miss a day when living so close to the event, I should mention the enormous support she gives me for my incurable gaming addiction.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the annual friday pre-con game at the Cliffside Bunker. Surprise Attack, Burman, Ematic_decay, Loggins, Alain and myself had a blast. Thanks to everyone at the FMGC for putting on such a unique one of a kind gaming event.

    I played R.O.E (awesome miniatures game) and had tons of fun despite my tank sustaining yet another direct hit (second year in a row) thanks to James from IWNGU. I got to play Ikusa for the first time and thought it was ok… but for me, the game I loved was “the resistance” (which everyone could tell because of how load I was shouting).

    Can’t wait till next year when I hope to play 1940 Global with Raymond, allyouneedislove malachi, suprise attack, or anyone who is willing.


  • '12

    YG,

    I think I’d be game next year, and I really feel like this weekend was A&A College. New techniques were found. Can’t wait to try them out on my home city squad.

    Oh, and about the “hiccups”? I didn’t see any myself–only saw a great many very polite people. Was there a vicious dice-fight in the bathroom or something?

    Yrs.,
    R.


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    @Raymond:

    Oh, and about the “hiccups”? I didn’t see any myself–only saw a great many very polite people. Was there a vicious dice-fight in the bathroom or something?

    What happens at FMGCon stays at FMGCon!  😉

    The hiccups were mostly organizational (miscommunications between the various groups throughout the weekend causing some minor Staff chaos and issues) and definitely did not affect the participants enjoyment.

    Although that period of an hour or so when the Cadets and their families were in for lunch was quite chaotic!


  • 2019 Sponsor 2018 2017 2016 '12

    @Young:

    Sadly I could only attend Saturday as my wife picked the worst weekend to catch the flu and needed me to nurse her back to health. Although there shouldn’t be any excuse to miss a day when living so close to the event, I should mention the enormous support she gives me for my incurable gaming addiction.

    Family first (as much as we’d rather be gaming)!

    I played R.O.E (awesome miniatures game) and had tons of fun despite my tank sustaining yet another direct hit (second year in a row) thanks to James from IWNGU. I got to play Ikusa for the first time and thought it was ok… but for me, the game I loved was “the resistance” (which everyone could tell because of how load I was shouting).

    Yeah … classic spy behavior if ever there was.



  • lol… I played about 8 missions and was only the spy once, so I became experienced at weeding them out with audio tactics… lol.



  • That was a good game for the bluffers who can be serious and a practical joker. I would do that between games for a break.


  • '10

    Thanks to all that came this year.  We are already working on the planning for 2014!!

    Jeremy


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