Sunday, January 27, 2013

The 30th Annual Seven Years War Convention

The 30th Annual Seven Years War Convention

Dean West's 15mm SYW "Final Argument of Kings" game from last years SYW convention.

I'm helping spread the word about this year's SYW convention. This is the premier 18th century war gaming convention in the USA and covers the period from the War of the Spanish Succession to the American Revolution, with a focus on the Seven Years War and French and Indian War. It will be held April 5th and 6th, 2013 at the Magnuson Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), in South Bend, Indiana.

The guest speaker at the convention this year will be Dr. Christopher Duffy, who will host a round table on all things SYW and will also give a brief talk on  Hessian and Jacobite fighting qualities. This is a great con, with a bunch of friendly folks, who all have a passion for the SYW. Highly recommended if you can make it!

Check out the website for more info:

Here are some pictures of my 15mm SYW collection from a game we played last year:

Austrian battery in action! These are old cell phone pics, so please excuse the quality!

The Prussian advance! These are a mix of Old Glory, Editions Brokaw, Essex and Minifigs. My figures are mounted for the classic set of SYW rules "Koenig Krieg".

Clash of cavalry! These are mostly 15mm Old Glory figures.

A veteran unit of old Minifig Prussians advances! These guys have seen many a battle!

15mm Old Glory Austrian cavalry.

More Prussians

An overview of the battle.


  1. Very nice minis and pictures, especially for me the Prussian advance, really impresive!

  2. If only I lived a little closer!!!

    1. Yes, it would be great to have you guys at the con!