At Cancon in January, you were asked to complete a survey with a view to taking the results and improving the experience. We had a response rate of ~68%, which is pretty good for any survey. Thank you all to those who submitted a survey and sent me additional comments. Was much appreciated.
A summary of the surveys, complete results can be found on Page 2.
Another long weekend for Australia Day has come and gone, and so has another Cancon!
The festivities began on Friday, when 40 players attended the Australian War Memorial Technology Annex in Mitchell. Judging by the comments this was a great tour, and will remain a feature of the long weekend gaming experience at Cancon for our FoW players.
For Flames of War, there was something for everyone: The Early War tournament attracted 31 players, and Mid War saw 23 intrepid combatants battling from the Baltic to the deserts of North Africa. For the marathoners, Night Flames saw the first inclusion at Cancon of Arab-Israeli War with nine warriors facing off across the Sinai Peninsula. We also got a hit of Late War in Night Flames with 17 players battling for bragging rights (was pretty spectacular watching Brumbar’s doing donuts!)
As part of the Cancon Flames of War experience, Ken Snell organised a tour of the Australian War Memorial Annex. The tour was a fantastic experience is easily my favourite part of Cancon this year.
The Annex had a lot of interesting vehicles, guns and equipment. We got to see a portion of their collection as the collection spans over several storage facilities.
The great thing about the tour is getting to see a lot of the models you’ve painted in real life. Throughout the tour, I was blown away by the size of some things.
The big highlight for me was seeing two Centurion tanks from the Vietnam war and several of the anti-tanks guns that I use in several of my lists, a Pak 40 and 6 pounder. Also after seeing an Aussie M113 FSV “The Beast” I’ve become inspired to grow my Vietnam collection.
Thanks once again to Ken Snell for organising the tour. Now onto the photos: