A Maiwand Saturday at Colonial Barracks 2011

October 12, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Sergeants 3 Publishing and CJD Aware! are pleased and excited to announce that Ethan Reiff, a resident of California will be at Colonial Barracks running his mega-game, Maiwand (pronounced my-wand) 1880 on Saturday, November 5. Visit Ethan's blog for more about his Maiwand 1880 game: http://maiwandday.blogspot.com . Historical miniature gaming encompasses an endless list of time periods: from Biblical to the present time; many game enthusiasts also enjoy WWII scenarios as well as naval battles. Miniature gamers have varied backgrounds; lawyers, doctors, teachers and students, not to mention nuclear physicists and Ph. D's. They all share one thing in common: their fascination with military history. Many are a walking encyclopedia of facts for any number of time periods. At miniature gaming conventions this knowledge is shared with experienced and novice gamers. A convention is also a venue for displaying the meticulously researched and painted lead (or plastic) miniature figures. The miniatures (and scenery) used by some gamers vary greatly in size, from 6mm up to 54mm or larger. Scenarios for gaming vary as well, from actual historical situations to a hypothetical one. There are many sets of gaming rules as well and some you can obtain free of charge on the internet. Many gamers can trace their interest in their lifelong hobby to a demonstration or convention held at a library, university center or church fellowship hall. The popularity of miniature gaming will continue to grow for generations to come.

We invite all miniature game players to Colonial Barracks 2011, it's the first all-Sword and Flame convention and promises to be a truly unique gaming experience. A portion of the proceeds from the convention will go towards Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) research. A rare, and fatal neurological disease. To learn more about CJD and Colonial Barracks 2011, go to: http://www.cjdaware.com and www.sergeants3.com.

Please visit the 'microsite' the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau has put up for us to plan your activities while you're in New Orleans: http://neworleanscvb.com/colonialbarracks