“END OF EMPIRES”
3,000BC TO July 16, 2015
This year’s theme takes a look at the End of Empires throughout history. Over the last 5,000 plus years many empires have come and gone. The theme includes long ruling and short term empires. These would include any of the early empires such as any of the Egyptian Dynasties, Chinese Dynasties, Persian Empires, Carthaginian Empire, Roman Empire, and the Holy Roman Empire. Also, they include some of the more modern empires like that of Imperial Japan, Third Reich, Soviet Empire, and yes Napoleon’s French Empire which ended 200 years ago with the battle of Waterloo in 1815. These are to name just a few.
The choice of this theme is to provide a broad range of historical periods and types of games for HISTORICON 2015. HMGS is dedicated to keeping historical table top gaming alive and well. This theme is to encourage attendees to enjoy their favorite time period and to maybe expand into a new area of interest.
The actual area around HISTORICON 2015 is steeped in history. There are Civil War and Revolutionary War Battlefields within a long hike or a short drive from the convention site. Many of these locations still show signs of those battles.
Please take a moment and reflect on the men who fought in the area around us here. Many of whom gave the greatest measure a soldier can give to his cause and country.
It is our hope that you enjoy HISTORICON and will make it a regular part of your Summer schedule in the years to come.