Pyrrhic Airborne Victories at BMHGA's Barracks Battles 2009

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Pyrrhic Airborne Victories at BMHGA's Barracks Battles 2009

Time: May 15, 2009 at 10am to May 17, 2009 at 11pm
Location: St Louis Mills Mall
City/Town: Saint Louis, MO
Website or Map: http://www.bmhga.org/conventi…
Event Type: wargames, convention, boardgames, miniatures
Organized By: Chris Fawcett
Latest Activity: May 14, 2009

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This weekend, the Big Muddy Historical Gaming Alliance is hosting a full-weekend wargaming convention at the St. Louis Mills shopping mall, running from Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17. The theme of the convention is Pyrrhic Victories. Further details, such as events and vendors, can be found at the Big Muddy web site at http://www.bmhga.org/index.html .

Also running at the convention will be a couple of board wargame "mini-marathon" sessions of a couple of the more famous Pyrrhic victories involving large-scale paratroop drops of WW2: Operation Mercury, GMT's classic game of the German invasion of Crete; and Hells' Highway, VG's classic game of the Allied attempt to breach the Rhine River in Holland and end the war by Christmas '44.

There are plenty of open seats for these games, and they lend themselves very well to multi-commander, team games, due to the nature of the two operations. Isolated groups of paratroopers fight to gain footholds and achieve their objectives, while waiting for stronger reinforcements to arrive in the nick of time.

If you enjoy quality, classic wargaming action, make plans to come to the convention and mix it up on two of the best depictions of airborne assaults ever designed. Hell's Highway details can be found at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2077 , and Operation Mercury can be previewed at http://www.gmtgames.com/p-134-operation-mercury.aspx and http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5751 . Scans of the rules are being posted to a discussion forum thread of the Greater St. Louis Are Wargamers ConsimWorld SNW site at http://social.consimworld.com/group/greater_st_louis_area_wargamers .

Hope to see you there!

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