Welcome to the Guns of August
mini-con which features dedicated play of GMT's Paths of Glory in Campaign Game format. Not actually part of WBC proper, Guns
of August is a sort of opening skirmish for those who can't get
enough of a good thing. All players are guaranteed three rounds
of swiss play to determine the top eight players to battle it
out in Single Elimination play.
WBC attendees have long lamented the many conflicts between
their favorite games at WBC. With the growing popularity of the
card-driven games it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid
conflicts for fans of the genre. So many games, so little time...
Since so many of our attendees have large investments in travel
costs to attend WBC, there has always been a certain element which
wanted a longer convention so that they could get more bang for
their travel buck while increasing the number of events they can
play. The problem with this is how to scratch this itch without
infringing on those for whom a longer convention is just out of
Our solution was to select a few events for early play which
shared a similar game system with long playing times that could
benefit from uninterrupted swiss-style play without outside distractions.
Tribune members may freely partake in all of BPA’s Pre-Cons during the two days preceding WBC. Play at Guns of August for non-Tribune/Sponsor level members requires a separate registration fee of $10 plus $10 per day for those pre-registered by July 25, or $20 plus $10 per day for all others, payable to the BPA, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC 28602. This fee can be paid separately or in addition to other WBC fees noted on the WBC pre-registration form and also covers play in any other pre-con events played on those days. If paid at the door, the higher fee will apply.
Example: Al is coming just for the weekend. He can pre-register for Saturday and Sunday only for $30. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $40. Bob is coming just for Sunday. He can pre-register for Sunday only for $20. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $30. Carl is coming for Saturday through Tuesday (four days). He can pre-register for $50. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $60. Don is already a 2011 Sustaining level member entitled to free admission for WBC week. He wants to arrive and play on the preceding Sunday also. He can pre-register for Sunday only for $20. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $30. Earl is a 2011 Tribune level member. He can attend all nine days for free.
special room rates at the Lancaster Host and Continental Inn apply to all days of the
pre-con. See our travel and accommodations
other event details, see the POG (Paths of Glory) Preview.