Friday, July 24, 2015

Historicon Armies on Display - 2015

In previous years, the painting competition portion of Nationals has been a bit of an afterthought, with everyone's armies laid out on the game tables during lunch.  With over 100 players at some past events those tables would get crowded and many nice looking armies would get overlooked as some players might check out a few that were easy to access, but would quickly move on to get a sandwich or hit the vendor hall.  This year Battlefront had anyone who was interested in competing display their army off to the side on some extra tables.  I think that was an excellent idea, as anyone who wanted to participate could quickly put their armies out and those who wished to look at them could see all of them in one location, while only needing to use a few minutes of their precious lunch break.

This year there were some excellent entries, with the Japanese armies earning the top three spots.  Mike Richards' Kihei Chutai would deservedly take Best Painted.

Eric Camba's Soviet Strelkovy Batalon
Dave Partak's British Armoured Car Squadron
Nicholas Reid's British Jock Column
Bruce Nemet's Finnish Jalkaväkikomppania
Mike Richards' Japanese Kihei Chutai
Chris Fretts' Compagnie de Fusiliers-Voltigeurs (Colonial)
Leo Colón's German Infanteriekompanie
Jerry Lane's Compagnie de Combat
Mike Cunningham's French Compagnie de Fusiliers-Voltigeurs (Active)
My German Infanteriekompanie

Chris Johnson's Hohei Chutai
Joe Lewis' Hohei Chutai

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