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Barrage XXI: Gaming with the HAWKs

My initial awareness of the HAWKs(Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers) was stumbling across their website in early 2016 when I first started to explore the tabletop miniatures hobby and was hoping to find local players to school me in the gentlemanly art of wargaming. I followed their Facebook page, signed up for their email newsletter, and hoped to one day cross paths with them.

About 18 months later, that day finally came in November at the Fall In convention (recap), where I unknowingly stumbled into their room on Sunday morning in the waning hours of the four-day convention. I had a grand time in HAWKs member Eric Schlegel's game of competing against fellow treasure hunters as we scrounged around the tabletop forest looking for loot and fighting off its monstrous inhabitants. It was a perfect finish for the convention for me, and I left impressed by the spirit of fun and camaraderie that pervaded that game in which other members of the HAWKs pitched in to help Eric with the logi…