Saturday, November 2, 2013


Today I visited the Crisis Convention in Antwerp. It was fantastic and even overwhelming. First I went for my planned new acquisitions by following an especially prepared map with traders and floorroute. It worked a bit like a batteplan for I succeeded in obtaining all but one of the wanted goodies.

After three hours of visiting stands, talking to traders and some acqaintances it was time for me to enjoy a well deserved lunch with homemade 'broodjes kaas' (yes, I'm Dutch). This break proved to be the energizer I needed for the following participation game. Building the Wrath of Heaven was the name of this Samurai-themed game. My roll was to be one of four Ninja's. One of the other players was my young nephew Joshua! All Ninja's received a special mission and we all completed it with honour, fighting off local peasants, Ashigaru, Ronin and those fearsome Samurai's (even one with blind fury). I must confess that I fullfilled the required Ninja stealth with cowbell precision. It really was a fantastic game and if you are interested in it too you can find an article with the gamerules in issue 67 and some more on the website of the Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine!
Succesfully completing the participation game I now had time to catch up with more old friends and to meet a lot of new ones! In between all my conversations I had just enough time left for a few photo's of other games going on at Crisis 2013.

There was a large amount of beautiful eye candy, too much to show here anyway. So when you are a miniature wargamer, a diorama builder, a military modeller or just interested you should certainly pay a visit to an upcoming edition of the Crisis Convention in Antwerp! Many thanks to the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp, "you did it again!" And to my hobby friends I say "see you soon and otherwise 'till next year at Crisis 2014".



  1. Nice write up Bert and good to meet you at Crisis. Thanks for the building it fits excellent (it must be a 15mil building instead of a 20mm one). Also nice to see that some tables feature in more Crisisreports (the AWI table for example).

  2. It was a nice day, and always fun to see you Bert!
    Until next year, or FIGZ 2014

  3. Next year I come by for a chat Bert! Didn't knew you were there saterday! Thanks for sharing this nice pictures with us!