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WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German tanks

Postby Bill Owen » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:12 am

We have assembled a tour for wargamers (May 8-21, 2018) featuring WWII battlefields and some castles too. A big feature is the opportunity to attend Militracks which is a big militaria fair in Netherlands at the Overloon War Museum (site of the largest tank battle in that country).

We hope Nuts! fans will join us—and even better expose other gamers to the Nuts! system.

http://www.wargamertour.com

At Militracks, we have included the cost to ride on an actual, vintage (1:1 scale) German WWII tank! Or if you prefer a halftrack or soft-skin.

While I had hoped to have a Nuts! game included as an option, so far that has not worked out. We have Battlegroup (a platoon per player sort of game with stands being half squads) and FOW at a game shop in Arnhem.

If you wanted to carry over the stuff needed (as I did in the 1997's Tanks for the Memories and 2003's Wargame Your Way Across Europe tour), and host a game then that would be great! We'd make time for that.

Air fares are much lower than they have been and May being "shoulder" season, like less than $500 for most of the eastern half of the US. The tour is much less than most WWII history tours like Band of Brothers @$5300-6400/person.

Tour planning is my real job (that pays for all the tiny tanks) and so I'd be glad to answer any questions: bill@tourgrp.com or my Decatur IL phone number: 217 619-0202. This is booked through Stevie Jay Travel of Champaign IL.

Thanks!
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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby THW » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:38 am

Very cool opportunity.
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Postby Bill Owen » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:25 pm

Thanks Ed! I know one guy who would play Nuts! for sure but he doesn't have the troops painted up yet.

Not that anyone has to play any games. :shock:
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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby Bill Owen » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:32 am

Now that 2018 has arrived...

Last chance for www.WargamerTour.com to European castles and World War II battlefields. We have enough people to "go" but must release unsold hotel rooms later this week (may be impossible to get them back). So whether we are a "Dirty Dozen" or a "Depleted Platoon", here we come!

We sent out an email here:
http://mailchi.mp/ae6828d11a77/last-cha ... -to-europe
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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby THW » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:14 am

Will this become a yearly thing? Just moved out of state so not good for me this time.
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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby EasyEight » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:27 pm

THW wrote:Will this become a yearly thing? Just moved out of state so not good for me this time.


Well...if you did a THW convention in Las Vegas you have tons of things to do -- a couple places let you fire WW2 weapons, there's a tank driving place, there's the Zombie airsoft maze thing, etc.
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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby THW » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:13 pm

EasyEight wrote:
THW wrote:Will this become a yearly thing? Just moved out of state so not good for me this time.


Well...if you did a THW convention in Las Vegas you have tons of things to do -- a couple places let you fire WW2 weapons, there's a tank driving place, there's the Zombie airsoft maze thing, etc.


Tell more.
I did one before in Vegas and am planning on doing it again.
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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby EasyEight » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:42 pm

Well, if you're planning on doing a THW con in Las Vegas again -- if you did a theme for the Con, other than games, think about other stuff that would draw people into your Con over the weekend. So instead of show up Friday, hit the tables, game Saturday, hit the tables and go home -- you could package stuff so it's more like show up and hit the tables Friday night, then on Saturday & Sunday shoot zombies and play ATZ, or drive a tank and play NUTS!, etc.

1. ATZ theme -- organize a Zombie survival experience: https://adventurecombatops.com/

2. THW/WW2 theme -- organize a Battlefield Vegas experience, fire an MG42, crush a car in a Tank!: Battlefield Vegas, the #1 Attraction in Las Vegas with 350+ Weapons: https://www.battlefieldvegas.com/pages/ ... fieldvegas

3. 5150 themes -- try a Zero-G flight: https://www.gozerog.com/, or indoor skydiving: https://vegasindoorskydiving.com/

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Re: WargamerTour.com May 8, Nuts! ride actual WWII German ta

Postby Bill Owen » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:08 am

Sorry for the delay in responding. I have another tour in planning for 2018 but it will be a different sort of itinerary. Each tour has been unique although when on the continent we tend to include Normandy.

This particular tour has just 10 people currently and 1 gamer needs a roommate so if someone wanted to go this is a chance to save the "single room supplement". I had to cut back on hotel rooms in January but fortunately the hotels allowed me to hold an extra two rooms that could accommodate 3-5 people more and then we're full.

That's because the Mercedes Sprinter won't hold much more than that plus the local guides we take on a various points. I call the Sdkfz 250 as opposed to our original Sdkfz 251 that we could not afford without a larger group. But with 3 seats across instead of 4, it means the vehicle is more maneuverable and our Normandy guide says it will make easier to get to the original Hedgerows that are surprisingly hard to find these days (personally I know of only one section).

Anyway, I redid the website a bit and it can be found at the same URL, http://www.wargamertour.com
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