The SWA is an Adventure Gaming club serving the Capital District of Upstate New York (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga) since 1974. We sponsor monthly Game-a-thon game days and a 3-day convention, Council of Five Nations, early October or late September every year.
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare & Battleground: Historical Warfare events at Council of Five Nations
Council of Five Nations XXXIX
September 23-25, 2016
Special Interest Event Tracks
Battleground: Fantasy & Historical Warfare
Battleground: F/HW is an excellent miniatures game, disguised as a card game. There are no figures to buy or paint; you can fit a whole army in your pocket. This is NOT a “collectible card game”, where you buy many packs to get a bunch of rare cards to pump up your hand. These events have grown in popularity each year at Council, and we’re developing a reputation for one of the biggest and best Battleground cons. We’ve even got guys driving in from all over the Northeast to play at Council weekend.
Please stop by the Battleground area any time during the weekend to play a demo game. Or, try one of these more formal events.
The kingdom of Hawkshold is under siege by a Mercenary army. Will you come to the kingdoms aid or side with the invading hordes? Choose any of the fantasy or historic factions, pick a side and join the fight over this 2 day campaign. Play as many or as few games as you like and you can drop in/out any time during this 2 day event. This event will run all day Saturday and Sunday. Beginners encouraged.
Battleground: Fantasy Warfare is a point-based miniatures game - but without the miniatures. Battleground uses cards rather than painted models to represent your forces. New players welcome. We will have casual, open play all day on Friday, and a big multi-player battle on Friday at 7pm. Stop by the Battleground area upstairs and we will set you up. Your Friday event ticket is good for as many games as you want to play on Friday. Beginners encouraged.
For more information about the convention...
Please click for the main Council general info page.
Please click to download the Council Pre-Registration packet in PDF format.
Please click to Pre-Register via the online form (with immediate PayPal or Credit Card payment).
Please click for the pre-registration booklet informational text (the stuff besides the event listings).
Please click here to see all our Special Interest Event Tracks.
Please click for Directions to Council of Five Nations.
Please click for the Council Hotels page.
Please click for the Council Parking page.
Please click for Downtown Schenectady resources for Dining, Shopping, and a Visitor's Map.
Web pages highlighting our game events and special event tracks
Please click to go to the Chronological listing of all events.
Please click for the list of Kids games.
Please click for the Board Game Geek Top 50 event track page.
Please click for the Star Trek at 50 event track page.
Please click for the Star Fleet Battles tournament page.
Please click for the events in the Council Wargame Room.
Please click to see options to play qualifying games for the SWA's Northeast TITAN Championship tournament..
Please click for the Battleground: Fantasy & Historical Warfare event track page.
If you have any questions, please email us at Council /at/ swa-gaming.org
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