Some early contact

Amongst the many good bits of advice given throughout the whole Seven Years War posts, someone said that I should contact my local historical wargaming group and find out what they are playing first, before getting into a particular era.  That sounded reasonable, so after several unsuccessful attempts I managed to get a hold of a board member of the HMGS, Great Lakes chapter, who just happened to live in Dayton (the Big City).  It turns out that one of the gaming stores in Dayton is under new management, and the HMGS is running several games a month out of there.

The “downside” is that the games played are:

  • Flames of War
  • Hordes of the Things (in 15mm)
  • And Warhammer Ancient Battles, but in the era of Alexander the Great

 Yup, no Seven Years War.  So much for that being a popular time period.  I’m not very familiar with DBA (aside from reputation) but know HOTT, although I’ve never painted a single mini in 15mm in my life.  I’m wondering now about trying to get into Alexander-era wargaming, just because that seems to be what’s en vogue in Dayton, or perhaps trying to see if there is interest in getting a SYW game going.


  1. Have you tried contacting the folks at the Dayton Painting Consortium? They are the makers of the RSM figures and may well know of games in your area.

    Dayton Painting Consortium, Ltd
    P. O. Box 24185
    Huber Heights, OH 45424

    Phone/Fax# (937)667-1037

    — Jeff

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