|The Rheindahlen Rooms, place of the last Action-Wagames-Convention...|
|Our Party: Max, Chrissy, Monty and Auld Nick|
|The crowed Ball Room.|
However there was a Japan themed table that cought our attention from the very first time we passed it. Tobias Schwabem, a nice fellow from northern Germany, had created a marvelous table representing a scenario called "The Battle of Mikawa" where one Samurai warlord (Daimyo) had to defend himself and a cloister against an attacking alliances of three foes. The board was set up for 28mm scale and all models were nicely painted Perry Miniatures from their Samurai Range.
|The combatants gathering around the table...|
|Nick and Gero gather their superior attackers while I try to set a some kind of defense.|
So we took a final walk through the hall and gathered some more impressions:
A great table with a Battle of the Bulge theme. The table was presented by the Herford Games & Modelling Club. They used the Rapid Fire Rules and we witnessed a Germany infantry squad being blast into pieces by an American mortar strike when Charles - one of the Re-Action organizers - rolled the dice. Although we don't know Rapid Fire it looked really fun to play...
Somewhere else the Dutch club Alde Garde presented a table with a battle between the French and the Netherlands that took place in 1690. Although we didn't get the chance to wath them playing we enjoyed the board and the great miniatures:
Another great table was the one below covering Wellington's Peninsular Campaign. The club "La Granden Armée" from Hoek van Holland set up a large table covered with cloth and several terrain pieces to represent a battlefield in Spain. In spite off the simple means the look was great.
After savouring every single minute we hurried back to Düsseldorf and closed a very nice trip.
Unfortunately the Rheindahlen JHQ will be closed within the next year. Therefore this was the convetion of the club based there. Since it was my first convention of this kind the Re-Action 2012 will always have a very special place in my memory and I'm looking forward to visit other events like this. Maybe Crisis 2012 in Antwerp will be my next chance...
However until then Nick, Chrissy and me decided to do something beside 20mm. Those nice 28mm figures cept our eyes and remembered us what details are possible in this lightly bigger scale. While I invested in a unit of Napoleonic British Infantry at first, there might be some room for a couple of Samurais as well. I'll keep you on the loop...