The SWA is an Adventure Gaming club serving the Capital District of Upstate New York (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga) since 1974. We sponsor monthly Game-a-thon game days and a 3-day convention, Council of Five Nations, early October or late September every year.
Submitted by DC on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 20:08.
Many thanks to Frank Luberti to passing this info along to us. I thought that many of you would like to know about this resource. Not sure how often we'll road trip down to NYC for one of these seminars, but maybe if you really like the topic...
If you are inclined to drive down, and would like some company on the ride, please consider using this list to recruit and organize. That's what it's for!
Please also note you can sign up to receive the NYMAS emails directly, if you are interested.
Happy New Year,
Fw: The Winter & Spring 2016 NYMAS Calendar
Sun Jan 3, 2016 10:46 am (PST) . Posted by:
"Frank Luberti" fplb02
For those wondering about the "NYMAS" reference in my recent reply to Brandon, please see below for the upcoming schedule of lectures sponsored by the NY Military Affairs Symposium.
As you can see, the lectures are on Friday nights in midtown Manhattan and are free and open to the public. There are usually a good number of veterans and a few wargamers in the audience. Some of the lectures are recorded for later broadcast on C-SPAN.
Hope to see you there.
Want to get an email reminder of each NYMAS event?
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
Jan 8 The Crisis in Syria Christopher Kozak Institute for the Study of War
Jan 22 WWII Naval Shipbuilding Thomas Heinrich Baruch College
Feb 5 Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and the Transformation of National Security CPT Ben Griffin U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Feb 19 The Army's Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945 Eric Klinek Temple University
Mar 4 The Demon of Geopolitics: Karl Haushofer, Rudolf Hess and Adolf Hitler Holger Herwig University of Calgary
Mar 18 Rule Britannia: Rise of the Maritime Empires Stanley Carpenter The Naval War College
Apr 1 The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming's Novels to the Big Screen Jeremy Black MBE, University of Exeter
Apr 8 Stalin and the Winter War with Finland 1939-1940 Stephen Kotkin Princeton University
May 13 Honor, Country, and Sex: The Motivational System of Napoleon's Armies Michael J. Hughes Iona College
May 27 Fascist Italian Intervention in the Spanish Civil War Brian Sullivan First NYMAS President and former Senior Research Professor at National Defense University
Jun 10 Reconsidering the American Way of War: US Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan Colonel Antulio J. Echevarria II (Ret.) US Army War College Quarterly
Jun 24 Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War Elizabeth Varon University of Virginia
Updated Saturday December 26, 2015 03:56 AM
Click here to see and/or print out a PDF of the latest NYMAS flyer with the calendar of talks from January to June, 2016 plus a membership form if you'd like to join and donate.
NYMAS talks are free and open to the public.
NYMAS is supported in part by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities
NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.
Unless otherwise noted, these talks are held on Friday evenings at
Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at this website (http//:nymas.org)
NYMAS is devoted to increasing public knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the interrelationship of war, society, and culture through the presentation and dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.
Submitted by DC on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 00:32.
2013 was the first year we had access to the Atrium and GE Theatre at Proctors for Council of Five Nations.
We took advantage of the large projection screen in each of those areas to display ads from our many sponsors.
You can see those advertisements, and photos of what they looked like, here:
We encourage you to support those companies and organizations that help us support Council of Five Nations!
Submitted by jerry_wong on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 11:01.
Greetings David Chang.
I am still unable to "edit" my profile (such as "password") once I used the one time password provided to me.
I did not see any contact email on the "home" page of your website. Although there was a contat phone number.
No hurry. Good luck with the quarterly Swap/Game Con. Thanks, best regards. Jerry Wong
Submitted by DC on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:29.
Submitted by DC on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 01:10.
Hello SWA Community,
We just discovered a show on National Geographic channel - "Knights of Mayhem". It's a reality show about a bunch of guys who are trying to professionalize real live jousting.
New episodes air Tuesday nights at 9pm EST.
You can get lots more info, and see video clips, here:
Might be worth checking out if you have an interest in this kind of thing...
Submitted by DC on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 21:31.
Another Salon.com article.
Submitted by DC on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:44.
Interesting web article from a guy who was selling his book at the past TotalCon.
Submitted by DC on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 22:11.
Some of you might know that our annual convention, Council of Five Nations, hosts the largest face-to-face Star Fleet Battles tournament in the whole wide world. We get players from all around the Northeast, and every year we get a few from beyond (Australia, Canada, Iowa & California have been represented the past few years).
The SWA also sponsors a separate, sub-domain web site, the Star Fleet Battles Open Community. This is a place for the SFB community to come together and discuss all the Star Fleet Universe (SFU) games like Star Fleet Battles, Federation Commander, Federation & Empire, Star Fleet Battle Force, and some others. We even discuss some non-SFU games like Squadron Strike.
If these kinds of games are of interest to you, please click on the link above and check out the Star Fleet Battles Open Community site.
Submitted by Themes86 on Sun, 10/10/2010 - 21:58.
I want to thank Bob, Bob, Wes, and John for coming by and playing Titan Friday night at Council this year. It was fun game, as always, even though I got my butt handed to me yet again! I really got to learn some tactics and when to be aggressive.
When the dust settled, it was clear who was going to win. Bob McFeeley!
Looking forward to future games with everyone involved and keep an eye here at the SWA for final plans for the 2nd Annual Northeast Titan Championship in 2011.
Submitted by DC on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 12:56.
My father, Roger J. Cheng, is a retired Atmospheric Science researcher. He spent almost all of his career at ASRC, the Atmospheric Science Research Center, affiliated with SUNY-Albany.
He has put a lot of work into cataloging the highlights of his atmospheric science research and his career on a web site.
http://www.rogerjcheng.com - The Micro-World in the Atmosphere
Feel free to check it out.