Texicon’s Historical Hall Curator: Uncle Greasy
Started gaming around 1979 but not often enough until 2000 when assigned to Derby England. It was there that I
really experienced the joy of playing with very laid back gamers. The games ranged from ancients to modern combat
and always with a pint (of beer) in one hand and dice in the other… lots of smack talk and laughter.
Back stateside, I started a game group in Kingwood Texas and rallied enough players to start a game convention,
which I ran three times before moving to Miami Fl. The convention, MAGCon continues today under the excellent
management of David Donahoo in Houston –MAGCon 7.
Eventually moved back to Texas, this time Dallas and ran into Kevin and Karl at a local Con. Here now, involved with
these two help us get Texicon’s Historical Hall off on good footing.
Thanks for your confidence and support.
Texicon Historical Hall Attendee of Note:
For all you history buffs, and historical gamers, we are happy to be able to tell you that
this year we have an attendee of note for the Texicon Historical Hall, Scott Bowden. His
website is: http://leeatwar.com/about-the-author/. Scott Bowden his a famous historical
writer and the designer of one of Karl’s favorite miniature games; Empire (3rd Ed. of
course). Karl still has yet to find a regular combatant for that set of rules, and says: The
Napoleonic War is his favorite period to play games in. If you find yourself across the
table from Scotty make sure you bend his ear on his take on the Napoleonic War, The
Civil War, and heck anything historical really. He’s a great guy to hang with as well.
Scott Bowden’s storied writing career spans more than three decades with over 25
works of military history to his credit. A graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort
Worth, Texas, Bowden co-authored his first book, Armies on the Danube 1809, in 1980.
This groundbreaking Napoleonic study made extensive use of previously unpublished
documents from the French army archives in Paris, as well as Austrian army returns
from the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna.