As previously posted I planned a trip to Cancon 2012 it is located in the suburb of Mitchell in Canberra, Australia, this was my first visit to a major convention here in Oz, must say I was excited.
I made the long drive up with my bro John (pictured above), we basically hired a vehicle and did the whole road trip thing, the trip itself wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, still plenty tiring though.
As far as free Demo games go, there wasn't enough, but there were some outstanding ones like this Alamo game, great scenery, plenty of miniatures and the guys were friendly to boot ! so much eye candy to be had here.
Another awesome demo game, Wings of War a WW1 air combat game, a great terrain mat, excellent miniatures and what seemed like a great set of rules, there were plenty of mid air collisions, machine gun jams, and close calls.
There was a lot of tournaments happening while we were there, I took pics of a few that I noticed as I passed them going to other games, Blood bowl, Stalingrad, DBA, Infinity.
They even dedicated a whole section to Magic the Gathering...... waste of space ?? I guess a lot of people didn't think so !
Now this is another area that I thought was a little lacking, barely anyone selling terrain or terrain pieces, and those who were selling miniatures had them all in a box in which you had to rummage through to find what you wanted, could have been better organised me thinks, but there were some traders that had set themselves up properly, they seemed to be the busiest, coincidence ? think not, here are some of the better set ups.
Overall Cancon 2012 was quite fun with plenty to do if you were prepared to get involved The game that stole our imagination the most was the WW1 air combat game Wings of War ! we watched it being played, even that was fun to do, we also played a few demo games, in the end we succumbed and bought the game ourselves, easily the best demo game of Cancon 2012.
What a collection .... Wow.
My brother and I played in this game, I am the German plane in the middle that is about to get sandwiched by two British planes, in this series of games I got shot at, hitting my fuel tank and causing me to explode in mid air, I was also shot to pieces over a few goes, causing my plane to crash to the earth, in other incidents I had a few close call possible mid air collisions, cannot praise this game enough for the 'Fun Factor' it puts out.
Its the Red Baron ! where was he when I needed him ?!!?