Hi folks ...
For those who are interested, a large game is being created using the "By Fire And Sword" rules system for Huzzah! 2014.
1. When & Where: This convention is now in its 5th year, and will be held from May 16-18, 2014 in South Portland, Maine, at the Double Tree Hotel. This is the second year in a row that the convention will be held at this location, because the event out grew it's previous location after the convention's first three years.
2. In the past, ... as part of the regular kinds of games, competitions, drawing prizes, and vendors, we've also organized a large game event as a significant feature of the convention. The first convention saw a large recreation of the Battle of Sabis (Romans vs. Peoples of the Low Countries), and that has been followed up with Vikings vs. Saxons in year two, Peking during the Boxer Rebellion for year three, and last year's series of games across the convention commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
3. This time at Huzzah! 2014, ... the event will be featuring a big bring and battle game where players can bring figures they've painted for use with the "By Fire And Sword" rules during the period of time covered by that rules system. We have a good number of folks who have collections of figures that they've been painting and putting together for this game, and we are also opening the event up for folks who might want to get started in the era.
The rules have some excellent army lists for skirmish and regimental sized forces. A player can familiarize themselves with the different nationalities of the time period, determine what they'd like to buy, paint and bring, let us know in advance which of the skirmish or regimental sized forces they will be bringing, then we'll figure out a way to fit you and your figures into the game. Learning and playtesting the rules has already begun, and we're rolling full speed ahead!
4. And yes, its going to be big! ... We are using 25/28mm figures. Playtesting has already begun. Base sizes are 60mm width for infantry, cavalry, and artillery, with depth at 20mm or 25mm for infantry, 40mm or 50mm for cavalry, and artillery will likely be the same, but we'll get back to everyone on that. As you can see, 60mm base width is a must, but we're somewhat flexible on the depth.
5. Feel free to ask questions here, ... and eventually, as the group working on this meets and chats, we'll provide the answers along the way as the project is developed.