Enfilade!, our flagship convention, is held once a year and is the only dedicated historical miniature gaming convention in the Pacific Northwest – but there are many other opportunities to enjoy larger than life gaming opportunities throughout the year.

Large groups in the region covered by NHMGS host events that provide the same camaraderie, big games, vendors, bring & buys, etc. but with a bit more intimate feel and their own regional flavor.

If you’ve never been to these events, you owe it to yourself to make the trip and give them a try.

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Ambuscade 2017

 The second annual AMBUSCADE! one-day historical miniature wargaming event will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the upstairs Level Up room of Guardian Games in Portland, Oregon. This event is FREE to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to pay for the rental of the Level Up.

AMBUSCADE! seeks to provide the physical space, players, games, and opportunity for historical wargamers in Oregon to meet other area miniature gamers and build the greater Oregon wargaming community. AMBUSCADE! seeks to build the local foundations for a future multi-day hotel-based wargaming convention in Portland.
Guardian Games opens at 10:00a.m. Session A will be 11:00am-3:00pm and Session B will be 4:00pm-8:00pm. There are six tables available for hosted games in each session. If you would like to host a game, please contact Spencer at ambuscade.portland [ a t] gmail and provide details. Games should be able to accommodate at least four players. Historical miniature games are preferred but historically-flavored pulp or Victorian sci-fi are also fine. Sign-up for Session A games will begin at 10:30am. Sign-up for Session B games will begin after Session A’s games are all finished.



BridgeheadBridgehead is now held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Bridgehead is now a semi annual event for the NHMGS East membership.

Date: October 21st, 2017

Location: 418 N Yelm St, Kennewick, WA 99336-3071 (Just off 395) South of the blue bridge.

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Admission cost: Canned food donation for the foodbank.


Dragonflight is the largest gaming convention in the northwest; however, it is an all-genres event devoted mostly to board games and RPGs. There have been some historical miniatures events in all past years and Dragonflight continues to welcome any miniature gamers who want to host a game.

Dragonflight is held on the second weekend in August. This year’s event is August 25 – 21, 2017 at

Bellevue Hilton Hotel
300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue

For more information, go to the Dragonflight website.

Dragon Rampant
Dragon Rampant Game Day
Jan. 13, 2018
1130-1900 hours.
Gig Harbor Library Meeting Room

Drumbeat X

 Drumbeat X 
Next year’s Drumbeat will be held on February 4th 2017.

We are taking event submissions for the game day now. If interested in running an event please let us know what time session works best for you, event name, size of miniatures, game description, and number of preferred players. If you have a picture or two, send them along and I will try to fit them into the game description as well.

You can contact Dick Larsen at or Bill Stewart at as well to get any game submitted or if you have any questions about Drumbeat.

John Kennedy

Fix Bayonets!

 Fix Bayonets! is a one-day miniature gaming event held at historic Fort Steilacoom in late summer.

This year’s event is on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at

Fort Steilacoom
9601 Steilacoom Boulevard
Lakewood, WA 98498

There are two gaming periods: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Each gaming period has room for five games.

Cost: $10.00, which goes to support the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association.

For other contact, Lawrence Bateman or Damond Crump or go to the Fix Bayonet Facebook group page.

Flying Heritage


Following soon after the MOF game day is another opportunity to game near vintage aircraft—and tanks!—on SkyFaire in July 30 2016 (updated date for 2017 to come)  at the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, WA.

We’ll be in Hangar B with four 4′ x 6′ tables, surrounded by lots of cool stuff, like a Hetzer, a dreaded “88”, a T-34/85, and a Focke-Wulf Dora.

There will be two gaming sessions:

  • Morning session from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • Afternoon session from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The museum is asking us to run World War II themed games, air, land, or naval, which fits in with their collection.

For more information and to schedule a game, contact Sven Lugar.


Game Storm as held March 30 – April 2, 2017 at the Vancouver Hilton in Vancouver, WA (a.k.a. theother Vancouver). It’s mostly a boardgame convention, but there are some miniatures played.

For more information, to buy a Gamestorm membership, to schedule a game, book a room, and so much more, go the the Gamestorm website.

Tactical Solutions


Tactical SolutionsTactical Solutions is a miniature gaming convention held in Spokane, WA on Oct 6th, 7th, & 8th.

Red Lion Inn in Spokane at the Park 303 W. North River Drive, Spokane WA 99201

Web link:

Facebook page:

TO BOOK A ROOM, call 1-800-Red Lion and refer to this code TACT1006 Link:

The Museum of Flight

 The Museum of Flight game day has been a staple of the NHMGS experience for many years. This year’s event will be Sunday, October 22nd.

This year we will be under the SR-71 in the Great Gallery.

There are two gaming sessions:

Morning session 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Afternoon session 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Entrance fee for the museum is required, but limited passes are available. For more information or to schedule a game to host, contact Kevin Smyth.

Trumpeter Salute

 Trumpeter Salute is the annual convention put on by the Trumpeter Club in the Vancouver, BC area. Trumpeter Salute has been held every year since 1973 and features a wide variety of miniature and board gaming.

The convention will be held March 31, April 1, 2, – 2017 at

Banquet Hall
6550 Bonsor Ave.
Burnaby, BC

For more information, see the Trumpeter Club website or contact Terry Sawchenko.

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