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Silent Auction for games from the Wargo Estate

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Hello SWA Community,

In previous messages, we told you about our efforts to inventory all the gaming treasure in Tom Wargo's game collection. We announced that our goal is to sell it all in one batch to a used game dealer.

After some extended discussion, we've changed our minds on that plan. SWANews, our email newsletter, has about 1,000 subscribers around the Northeast. Why not give our membership a chance to purchase lots of items from the estate at a discount, and hopefully bring in more money for Tom's family?

WHAT'S AVAILABLE?
There are over 2000 items, separated into 39 lots. Here is a brief, top-level summary...
13 lots of Role-Play games and related supplements
10 lots of Wargames and Board games
7 lots of Miniatures
8 lots of gaming Magazines
One lot of Computer Games

This is just a quick summary. For more details, please click to go to the page on the SWA web site.
Link: http://www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate

THE BIDDING PROCESS
We will have three rounds of "silent auction" bidding via email. You are all invited to participate, game dealers included. Please see the page on the SWA web site with more details on the bidding process.

OUR GOAL : "WIN-WIN"
Let's assume "street value" is the full price you would currently pay for an item on eBay or Board Game Geek. We expect the game dealers will bid around 40-50% of street value for each lot (We understand they need to make a margin to stay in business).

If the final bid is closer to 75% of street value, we see that as a win-win. You win by getting some quality game merchandise at a significant discount over what you would normally pay. Tom's young daughter wins because she gets more money for her college fund.

I'M INTERESTED - WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
Please click here to go to the page on the SWA web site where we have the whole process outlined in greater detail.
Link: http://www.swa-gaming.org/wargo-estate

Please also click here to download the compressed ZIP file with the full line-by-line inventory list in two formats (Excel and PDF), and other related documents.
Link: http://www.swa-gaming.org/Downloads

We expect the first round of bids to be in by Friday, December 22nd.

Thank you for your interest. And thank you for helping us get as much as we can for the college fund of Tom's daughter.


Update - All counters identified - Thank you!

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Many thanks to the whole SWA community. In just a few hours you helped us identify all the mystery counters.

Game 1 & Game 4 both belong to SPI's _The Fast Carriers_.
Game 2 is from Avalon Hill's _Russian Campaign_.
Game 3 is from Avalon Hill's _Caesar's Legions_.

Special thanks to Bryant, Haggett, Johnson, Landry & Kollmer for their quick replies.

Watch this space for an update very soon on the sale of the Wargo game collection.

Happy Holidays!


Help Us Identify the Counters for 3 or 4 Games

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Hello SWA Community,

You have seen a few messages from us about the passing of Tom Wargo, and our efforts to help sell his game collection. Please know that we are very close to announcing an opportunity for all of you to bid on up to 39 different lots of items. But before we do that, we need to tie up a few loose ends. 

First off, we have a bunch of orphan wargame counters we'd like to re-unite with their parent games.  We are hoping you can help us with that - wisdom of the masses and all that.

Game #1
This game looks like it's set in the modern-era, with lots of counters for planes and ships. USA is blue, Japan is gold, and the Soviet Union is brown. The Japanese planes have WW2 names, and we also see counters for jets and helicopters.
Here are three photos.
USA Counters
Japanese Counters
Russian Counters


Game #2
This one is clearly WW2.  Russia has tan counters, and Germans are green, with SS counters in black.  Notice how both Stalin and Hitler are represented with their own counters with a "1-8" value. One photo:
Stalin vs Hitler


Game #3
This one is a bit tougher. We see counters with four color schemes.  Black on green, black on red, black on lighter-red, and white on red.  We see various examples of standard military unit symbology, and some other counters that might be leaders or something.  One photo:
Four color mystery


Game 4?
These counters might go with one of the three games shown above, or they might be for another game entirely.  They seem to not be military units, but record-keeping markers of some kind.  Grey and green.  Two photos:
Green markersGrey Counters


CAN YOU HELP?
If you can help us identify any of these games, please email us at wargo-bids /at/ swa-gaming.org

(Please replace the /at/ with the typical @ sign.  We apologize for this anti-spam measure).

More news on your chance to acquire some of the Wargo treasure real soon.

Thank you.


December Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - December 2017 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, December 9, 2017

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the December Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


NYS Advanced Squad Leader Championship 2017

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The 14th Annual New York State ASL Championship

When:      Thursday, November 30th - Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Where:      Best Western Airport Hotel, Wolf Road, Albany NY  (please note: different Best Western than previous years)
Cost:         $50 for the weekend, $30 for any one day

Six rounds of organized play, starting Thursday. Even if you cannot attend all weekend, feel free to drop in for as much as you'd like.  You will be matched with a player.

Please make plans to BE THERE with your ASL comrades from the US, Canada and Europe who continue to make Albany one of the premiere ASL events nationally and internationally. Our 14th year will be the biggest and the best ever!  Come enjoy great ASL competition and camaraderie!

Web site:  http://www.nys-asl.com/

Discussion about the event on Game Squad:
http://www.gamesquad.com/forums/index.php?threads/all-things-albany-2017.129626/

Please contact tournament organizer Joe Loece with any questions:  ASL726 /at/ aol.com


November Game-a-Thon Event Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - November 2017 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Three of our Gamemasters have had to cancel their events.

We have a lot of games on the schedule for this month; it would be great if we could see enough players turning up to fill them. And we hate seeing a lot of blank spaces on the sign-up sheets. We'd like to encourage people to sign up for games ahead of time using our online registration page or by sending us an email at game-a-thon[at]swa-gaming.org. As a special incentive all the people who sign up (and GMs) will have their names entered into a drawing for a door prize ($10-15 value; one winner per 25 people per session; must be present to win; registration deadline of 6pm on 11/10).

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the November Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


In Memoriam - Mike Rogozinski

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We are very sorry to announce that the SWA has lost another one of it's Planning Team Officers, Michael L. Rogozinski.

Mike
Rogozinski - RIPMike was involved with the SWA for many years, both as a GM and Council volunteer.  Many of you, especially you war gamers, have probably shared a gaming table with him.  Here's a photo of him at a recent Council playing Twilight Struggle (he's the on one the left in the orange Staff shirt).

You can read Mike's full obituary here:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailygazette/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186696652

The Memorial Mass will be this Thursday, September 21st
10:00 AM, at St Gabriel's Church
3040 Hamburg Street, Schenectady NY.

Mike was only 54 years old.  This is two SWA members in their 50s that we've lost in the past year.

Please take care of yourselves.


Council Registration is now CLOSED!

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Online registration has closed. Now we'll get to work stuffing envelopes with badges and tickets for the folks who registered in advance. For those who didn't, we still have plenty of spots left in events. Come to the Registration Desk at the convention to register and buy tickets during the con.

September Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - September 2017 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, September 9, 2017

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the September Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


August Game-a-Thon Schedule

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association - August 2017 Game-a-thon Summary

Game-a-thon: Saturday, August 12, 2017

We're meeting at Proctors in the Hearst Education Center (a.k.a. the basement area). The primary entrance to this space is a staircase next to Proctors Box Office.
For more information, including full event descriptions, click here for the August Game-a-thon page.

Morning Session ( 11am - 4pm )

Evening Session ( 5pm - 10pm+ )

Pathfinder Events

Follow this link to the local Pathfinder's Lodge to see the event schedule and descriptions and sign up to play.
The lodge will be hosting a character workshop from 11 AM to noon to help familiarize new players with the game.
The Capital Region Pathfinder's Lodge also has a Facebook group.


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