Not the weather, but the convention! It is almost time. To me this is my most favorite wargame convention of all time. Just when the winter is at its most dreary and spring is not yet here Cold Wars arrives to cheer me up.
This is the third of the big three conventions put on by HMGS (Historical Miniature Gaming Society). To me it is ideal convention and my favorite. Attendance is slightly lower them the other two, but just as many games and vendors are there. So it has more of a smaller convention feel then the others but with everything the big conventions offer. People seem more
in addition to the usual array of outstanding games Cold Wars offers two unique events. There are lectures by military historians. This year author Peter Panzeri will speak about the little big horn battle; and offer a presentation where the audience is the jury in Custer's courtmarshall (if he had survived). There is also a Hobby University which offers classes in painting and modeling. They are outstanding and extremely knowledgeable.
So Thursday morning my old comrade George picks me up and we drive to Lancaster Pennsylvania.