Archived Conventions and Events

Archived Conventions/Events

Awards at Little Wars 2018

There were two major awards announced at Little Wars 2018 and two more that the Board is announcing as a result of the convention. Todd Fisher Awards 2018 The Todd Fisher Award is presented to HMGS-Midwest members which have shown commitment and service to HMGS-Midwest and Little Wars. Nominations for the award are submitted in...

Upcoming Conventions with Games Sponsored by HMGS-Midwest – 2018

HMGS-Midwest actively supports other conventions in the Midwest to build the greater gaming community and attract new members into the ranks of historical miniature gaming. These excellent conventions are always a good time – come out and support our volunteer judges! And let us know if you’d like to volunteer to carry the HMGS-Midwest flag...

Little Wars 2017 Theme Winner – Clash of Civilizations!

Little Wars 2017 Winner for Best Theme “Clash of Civilizations” goes to Andrew Schapals for his two Sci Fi events (yes, two events) entitled “You’re Making Caesar Cry” – Battle of New Ape City -3270AD and “Apes and Mutants and Bombs, Oh My!” – Ape Assault on the Forbidden Zone -2670AD. Both games were Parent-Child...

WGN’s All Around Town Coverage of Little Wars 2017

Around Town Checks out the Little Wars Gaming Convention

Little Wars 2016 Theme Winner – Revolution!

Little Wars 2016 Winner for Best Theme “Revolution” goes to Aaron Filter and Phil Cook for their AWI events (yes, events) entitled Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights. Both games were 28mm utilizing Black Powder rules. They also ran a Zula wars games as well. Everyone had a great time playing these games, and they made...

Little Wars 2016 Gallery

Little Wars 2016 Gallery Little Wars 2016 Professional Photos Shot by Ton George Davison

Little Wars 2015 Theme Winner – First Contact!

Little Wars 2015 Winner for Best Theme “First Contact” is Mark Anderson for his event entitled The Battle for Sword Beach June 6, 1944. This was run a huge 8 foot by 16 foot plus table and the miniatures were 15mm. This covered the beach landings and the surrounding area. It was quite magnificent. Congratualtions...

Little Wars New Home for 2016 and 2017!  

Little Wars will be moving, starting in 2016 Little Wars has a new home. The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. We have secured a 2 year deal with the Westin. The Westin is located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Illinois. They have 500 guest rooms and suites and 39,000 sq ft of function space. The...

Little Wars 2014 Theme Winner – Great and Not So Great Commanders!

The winner of the 2014 Theme Award goes to John Read and Todd Fisher for their Napoleonic Battle of Rivoli game! Their large setup in 15mm was an outstanding game of quality terrain and superbly painted miniatures that all who played had a great time. Congratualtions to John and Todd for their efforts, they will...

Little Wars 2013 Theme Winner – Turning Points!

The winner of the 2013 Theme Award goes to Steve Fratt for his series of three days at Gettysburg! Steve’s large setup in 5mm scale recreated the three day of this historic battle in amazing detail. Steve is well known for bringing large well terrained events to Little Wars each year, and this was no...

Little Wars 2012 Theme Winner – Technology, Innovations & Advancements!

The winner of the 2012 Theme Award goes to the judging team of Glen Domingo and Justin Gramm, otherwise known as the Shellshock guys as this is the name of their original rule set. Glen and Justin have been avid supporters of Little Wars for as long as we know, running games all three days...

Little Wars 2011 Theme Winner – Last Stands & Forlorn Hopes!

he winner of the the 2011 Theme Award goes to Michael Harris. Michael brought his beautiful French and Indian Wars game complete with a painted back drop. His terrain board included a river, lake, bridge, boat, and realistic looking mountain path. Much fun was had playing this game that Michael ran twice during the convention....