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Origins 2013 – Wargames!

Hey, look – we’re Grogs, right?  Which means we’re looking for wargames, right?  Despite the whining and moaning on Consimworld that someone’s favorite game company wasn’t there, Origins has plenty of wargaming – if you bother to look for it.  We’ve already shown you Collins Epic Wargames, but here are some of the other wargaming found at Origins in 2013.

Academy Games

They’re not exclusively wargaming, but their wargames are attracting a ton of positive attention from grogs and general boardgamers alike.

Conflict of Heroes is still attracting a ton of walk-up interest at the Academy Games table

Conflict of Heroes is still attracting a ton of walk-up interest at the Academy Games table

 

Academy also has a new AWI game built on the same system as A Few Acres of Snow

Academy also has a new AWI game built on the same system as A Few Acres of Snow

1775 - Map overview

1775 – Map overview

 

1775 - Map detail

1775 – Map detail

 

Zvezda Games

Famous for their model kits, this Russian company had been making a variety of boardgames for several years.  They are now invading the US market, and they made a big splash at Origins with a large booth and a significant sponsorship presence.

Zvezda's "cold war goes hot" game

Zvezda’s “cold war goes hot” game

 

Zvezda's minis on the map

Zvezda’s minis on the map

 

Age of Sail warfare from Zvezda

Armada Invincible is Age of Sail warfare from Zvezda

 

Ship detail

Ship detail

 

Figure detail

Figure detail

 

The Samurai Battle box

The Samurai Battles box

 

Samurai figure detail from Zvezda

Samurai figure detail from Zvezda

 

Zvezda does WWII, too

Zvezda does WWII, too

WWII figure detail

WWII figure detail

Love the colliding tanks on the box cover.  Not sure how realistic the image is, but it looks cool.

Love the colliding tanks on the box cover. Not sure how realistic the image is, but it looks cool.

Zvezda's expansion kits

Zvezda’s expansion kits

 

Decision, micro-armor, and more >>

 

Decision Games always brings a ton of their game magazines

Decision Games always brings a ton of their game magazines

 

Proving Ground has a new micro-armor rules set for modern wargames

Proving Ground has a new micro-armor rules set for modern wargames

 

Doesn't take much to get me to ogle a table with tanks on it!

Doesn’t take much to get me to ogle a table with tanks on it!

 

Grognard Simulations had their suite of WWII games on-hand

Grognard Simulations had their suite of WWII games on-hand

 

Katie Smith manning a booth for GMT sales

Katie Smith manning a booth for GMT sales

 

Wings of Glory - WWI aerial combat

Wings of Glory – WWI aerial combat

 

Wings of Glory detail

Wings of Glory detail

 

Sails of Glory

Sails of Glory

 

Sails of Glory on the table

Sails of Glory on the table

 

The CABS Board Room always hosts a handful of monster games, like the OCS series

The CABS Board Room always hosts a handful of monster games, like the OCS series

 

OCS games always take up the weekend

OCS games always take up the weekend

 

The front lines!

The front lines!

 

Columbia's Westfront in the Board Room

Columbia’s Westfront in the Board Room

 

More Westfront

More Westfront

 

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