Hello, John Patrick here. I have been gaming, in one form or another, for as long as I can remember. It started with plastic army men in backyard dirt piles 60+ years ago. Then, I discovered board games which led me to historical miniature tabletop battles. Somewhere in there, video games and Role Playing snuck in. While in the Army, I participated in real life wargames and an early computer simulation training wargame for officers and NCOs, but still found time to game Napoleonics, RPGs and Axis and Allies.
It is hard to pick a favorite part of our hobby, but I enjoy creating scenery, scenarios, rules for games and running them at conventions. Researching and building armies as well as educating people about our hobby is right up there on my list as well. But when all is said and done, there is nothing like gathering with friends for competition, conversation and good old-fashioned fun! Because of this our convention is something I have wanted to do for a long time, so I am glad to see it finally come to fruition.
When I’m not painting my armies, French and Spanish Napoleonic currently, I like to read, watch a good movie, play a little Celtic folk music, or paint on a canvas or two.