Posts Tagged “Origins 2019”

Origins 2019! The Costume Contest

Origins 2019! The Costume Contest

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 27 June 2019

Our IMINT team makes it a point to infiltrate the costume contest every year for photos.  Here you go!

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There’s another costume gallery of folks just walking around the show, too.


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Origins 2019! Costumes Everywhere!

Origins 2019! Costumes Everywhere!

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 26 June 2019

Our IMINT team are always on the hunt for costumes and cosplayers, and Origins has some excellent ones.  They spend all weekend on the hunt for costumes, and that’s before we even get to the costume contest over the weekend.

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The costume contest is a separate gallery that we’ll share tomorrow.


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Origins 2019! State of Play – the Wargaming Media Panel at Origins

Origins 2019! State of Play – the Wargaming Media Panel at Origins

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 24 June 2019

With so much of the wargaming media in one place, we decided to bring them together for a panel on the wargaming media, and see what happened.  So we’ve got our editor, plus Jim from Line of Departure, Gary from Ardwulf’s Lair, and Mark from Wargames To Go.  Sadly, we missed Katie Aidley (who was actually working!), and the guys from The Players Aid, who were only there on Saturday.

For much of our time in the room, the panel actually outnumbered the audience, but they did wander in eventually.  Either way, a good time was had by all, and the next iteration of this panel might take place off-site, with some adult beverages.

The video is approximately 52 minutes, but unfortunately, the camera filled up on us and we didn’t get the entire panel.


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Origins 2019! Saturday at the show

Origins 2019! Saturday at the show

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 15 June 2019

Saturday is always the biggest day, because it’s the obvious day for single-day attendees to come to the show.  In addition to the events and the exhibit hall, Saturday includes the Origins Awards Banquet, and the costume contest.

This year, there was a -zero- percent chance of us paying $40 for a seat at the awards, for minor snacks, a cash bar, and no swag bag.  But we did get a bunch of contest pics that’ll be included in our giant costume gallery that we’ll publish next week.

Meanwhile, enjoy the scenes of Saturday at Origins 2019 as captured by the IMINT team

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Origins 2019! War College Presentation on the 59th Ordnance Brigade

Origins 2019! War College Presentation on the 59th Ordnance Brigade

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 19 June 2019

COL(R) Guillory discusses his time in the 59th Ordnance Brigade, who were the nuclear weapons custodians for many of the NATO allies during the Cold War.

This presentation is on the mission & organization of the 59th Ordnance Brigade (and its predecessor, SASCOM) from Cold War-era Europe. Some discussion of the specific types & quantities of warheads held by the detachments, as well as their expected field operations during wartime.  The audience Q&A also includes a discussion of the US Pershing II missiles of the 56th Field Artillery Command, which was not a part of the 59th ORD BDE but was another unit in which COL(R) Guillory served in the 1980s.

Spread from Jutland to Turkey, the 59th’s disparate artillery detachments maintained & deployed tactical nuclear weapons to allied delivery systems, whether 155mm howitzer rounds, or Pershing 1a missiles.  Several ordnance battalions within the brigade also maintained the stocks of nuclear & chemical weapons for US use.

The video is approximately 45 minutes, and includes multiples questions with the audience.


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Origins 2019! The View From Above

Origins 2019! The View From Above

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 18 June 2019

Our intrepid IMINT team was able to get a drone’s-eye view of the convention…

Some of these are the exhibit hall, and others are the gaming halls.  All are very cool.

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But the best view of all?

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