Club Information

We are a Miniatures Wargaming club centered in central Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington. All wargamers in the region are invited. AoCM is an HMGS affiliated organization.

Our club is a loose collection of gamers who meet every Sunday at Games and Stuff, as well as, in club member's homes to wargame. We play a wide range of periods from Ancients to Modern (and beyond). The current collection of periods owned by members is:

The best way to contact us is through our Yahoo List. AoCM Yahoo List or stop by this Sunday around 1230:

Games and Stuff

7385 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard Suite G

Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Directions: Take I-97 toward Glen Burnie (south of Baltimore). Take exit 16 Rt. 648 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. exit toward Glen Burnie. The store is about 0.3 miles on the left - across from the Cromwell Light Rail Station. If you reach Dorsey Road/8th Avenue then you have gone too far.

If you prefer to chat without joining the Yahoo List, contact

To schedule a game post a message to the Yahoo List OR send an email to

Schedule of Events
The website is going to go through some major changes (for the better I hope). During the reconstruction the calendar will no longer be updated. Check the yahoo site for the current schedule.

Upcoming Events / Conventions
23 Jan CONVENTION Barrage 2010 HAWKS Baltimore, MD
Archbishop Curley High School
5-7 Feb CONVENTION Williamsburg Muster 2010 Old Dominion Military Society Williamsburg, VA
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24-28 Feb CONVENTION Prezcon 2010 Prezcon Charlottesville, VA
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11-14 Mar CONVENTION COLD WARS 2010 HMGS East Lancaster, PA
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26-28 Mar CONVENTION HAVOC 2010 BattleGroup Boston Shrewsbury, MA
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28-30 May CONVENTION NASHCON 2010 HMGS MidSouth Franklin, TN
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22-27 Jun CONVENTION ORIGINS 2010 GAMA Columbus, OH
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8-11 Jul CONVENTION HISTORICON 2010 HMGS East Baltimore, MD OR Valley Forge, PA
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5-8 Aug CONVENTION GEN CON 2010 – INDY GAMA Indianapolis, IN
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13-15 Aug CONVENTION Guns of August 2010 Old Dominion Military Society Williamsburg, VA
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24-26 Sep CONVENTION Southern Front 2010   Raleigh, NC
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9-10 Oct CONVENTION Congress of Gamers 2010   Rockville, MD
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22-24 Oct CONVENTION CharCon 2010   Charleston, WV
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29-31 Oct CONVENTION FALL IN! 2010 HMGS East Lancaster, PA
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Awesome Quotes

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
– George Orwell
  I cannot spare this man, he fights.
– Lincoln (concerning Grant)
If you are able,
save for them a place
inside of you
and save one backward glance
when you are leaving
for the places they can
no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say
you loved them,
though you may
or may not have always.
Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.

– Major Michael Davis O'Donnell; 1 January 1970; Dak To, Vietnam

  When you've spent your time in combat
Behind a sandbagged wall
Bullets with your name on it
Don't bother you at all

When you've dodged your share of bullets
The one thing that you'll learn
The ones that really worry you
Read "To whom it may concern"

– A. Nonomous
  Lord Chelmsford: See here, Cetewayo, old man. Your point value at Isandlwana was entirely beyond the pale. Why you had far more points on the field than I did. In the future I would appreciate it if you would be a bit more punctilious in determining just how many warriors you can have in any one fight. Simply contact my aide and he will inform you of the number of points we will be fielding. I then expect you to field no more points than we. That's a good chap.

Cetewayo: What?

– Philip Hall on the subject: "Points Values" from the The Sword and the Flame Yahoo Group
When you go home,
tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow
we give our today.

– A tombstone at Arnhem
  These things happened and they were glorious…but we fucked up the end game.
– Charlie Wilson
"Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible."
– T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Useful Information

Equivalent Scales
6mm 1/285th - 1/300th Z Scale
10mm - 12mm 1/160th - 1/200th N Scale
15mm 1/107th - 1/144th
20mm 1/72th, 1/76th & 1/87th HO Scale
25mm - 28mm 1/60th - 1/64th S Scale
30mm - 54mm 1/32th, 1/35th & 1/48th O Scale

Other Clubs and Organizations

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