Assuming everything goes according to plan, I’ll be going to Historicon this year. Unfortunately I missed the pre-registration period; they seem to have changed things a lot since I last went to an HMGS convention 6 years ago.
For the non-DBA events, I won’t know what I’m playing until I start the game most of the time, because I won’t get to pre-register many events. But all of the DBA events I’m playing in either have unlimited seats or I’ve already reserved my place because they don’t use the HMGS registration system. The Historicon DBA schedule is on the fanaticus forums.
And now I give away all my precious meta-game information.
Thursday, July 8th, 7pm: Splendor of Persia. I’ll be playing III/25b: Arab Conquest with the bow option.
Thursday, July 8th, 11pm: Midnite Madness. I’ll probably keep playing Arab Conquest, since I only expect to last one round anyway, so it’s hardly worth unpacking another army.
Friday, July 9th, 7pm: Cruel Tyrants: Assyrian Dominance and Fall, 745 BC — 612 BC. I’ve decided to take my Early Bedouin, I/6c, instead of Skythians since I’ll be playing another light horse army on Saturday.
Saturday, July 10th, 9am: Not the NICT. This will be my second matched pair tournament. I want to minimize the number of armies I’m bringing, so I’m considering taking Later Achaemenid Persians (II/7) versus Early Bedouin (I/6c). If I use the auxilia/psiloi options for the persians, the armies will have very similar compositions. The Persians will have one more mounted while the Bedouins have camels instead of horses, but otherwise they’re the same.
Saturday, July 10th, 4pm: The Baltic Crusades. I’m quite looking forward to participating in one of the Two Davids campaign games. I’ve signed up for the Mongol Conquest IV/35, and I can’t see any reason not to take the artillery option.
That’s all I have planned so far. This leaves my days open before dinner on Thursday and Friday, but Saturday’s full except for a small block in the afternoon. I’ll have to eat a big lunch before Baltic Crusades, and maybe hit the vendors and flea market.