In just over a month, it will be time for Tactical Solution, a small convention held since 2007 just outside Spokane, Washington on the Columbus Day (Canadian Thanksgiving) weekend. This is a low-key but very enjoyable meeting of grognards who take part in a wide range of historical miniatures gaming.
The organizers are regular Enfilade attendees (and some have attended Trumpeter Salute) and are very familiar with how to arrange good historical gaming. I attended for the first time last October, and had a great time. I hosted two naval games, and it was very noticeable how the experienced players quickly picked up the rules system and in a few turns were running all the mechanics of the game with no need for my assistance.
The atmosphere is very friendly, and the first-rate facility includes a large gaming area and snack bar run by the convention staff, similar to our arrangement at Trumpeter Salute. It is a couple of miles to nearby motels and hotels, but there is a good price range from Super 8 on up.
If you're looking for a scenic drive and a fun-filled gaming weekend, Tactical Solutions is just around the corner (October 11, 12 and 13).
More information at:
http://tactical-solutions-gaming.tripod.com/ or on Facebook