Minnesota Miniature Gaming Association (MMGA)
Welcome to the MMGA!
The Minnesota Miniature Gaming Association (MMGA) was founded in 1995. We are a completely volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting miniature gaming in Minnesota (USA) and the surrounding regions.
We hold quarterly conventions featuring games for everyone - beginning players to established veterans. Members are also a great resource for information on miniature games and local venues. The MMGA conducts demonstration and instructional games for both new games and old favorites. Various tournaments are also scheduled.
ReCon March 6th 2010 - posted by warfighter2190, 09-22-2006
Winter 2010Site Update - posted by mitsurugi, 08-03-2005
Date and Time: March 6th(Saturday) 2010.
Doors open at 10am and we play games till 11pm.
Location: Coon Rapids VFW
1919 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids MN.
If you need directions contact George Hord at
$7.00 for adults / $3.00 for members under 14
List of Events
Dennis P O’Leary Memorial Axis & Allies
WBS/First Minnesota Event Start time 10am.
Don Bauman and the Maximum Over Drive Gaming Group They may run a space ship game and a few rounds of “Frag”. Always a fun time with this crew.
1:1200 Napoleonic Naval game Tom Brown
Agency Star "Drag Racing Game" Michael Ysker
Field of Glory… Klay Eckles
WW I Dogfighting and Space Marine beer and pretzel game. Don Glewwe
Tread Head Micro Armor Group Tom Falkowski/Mark Lesard
Demo game 15mm WWII skirmish Village Games
Flying Lead Mike Zebrowxki
CivilWar Gaslight Brent Knoll
South of The River Gang... Showdown skirmish game "Ragnorok" Weird War II late 1940 and Iowa USA is in the clutches of Stalin
As always there is space available for a pick up game. So if you feel you want to introduce a new game or introduce your gaming group come down and share the crowd and fun. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
The website may look just about the same but we are now using a completely new technique to build all the pages. Please report broken links or formatting issues to firstname.lastname@example.org!Let's get those gaming events listed! - posted by mitsurugi, 11-04-2004
Now that you've found us, you may be wondering just exactly what all the fuss is about... well, listen up then!Larry Leadhead - Sometimes the Truth Hurts! - posted by warmaster, 02-22-2003
What is Wargaming?First, wargaming is a hobby. Those of us that wargame with miniatures are using figures or models in a variety of scales to create something like historical or fictional combat as a competitive game. Each miniature can represent anything from a single man or vehicle to hundreds, depending on the rules in use. Players act as commanders. Generally speaking, gamers use rulers (or similar things) to determine the movement of the miniatures on the battlefield (or game area) and dice to help determine the results of combat. As in real combat, a combination of skill and luck determine the winner(s).
In a typical game at an MMGA event, there will be from 2 to many players playing as the commanders of armies or other forces. To date, MMGA events have featured miniatures and figures from 2mm to 11.5 inches in figure scale or height.
The game surface is mostly 3D and tries to represent the significant battlefield terrain. The gaming area is normally set on a table. The area varies in size, the main limit being that a typical gamer can move their figures on the table without falling on the table. The represented terrain can limit where or how fast a figure may move, and can give advantages or penalties to figures who are in combat or giving or receiving fire while in the terrain.
The objectives vary widely from game to game. One side may have to take and hold a particular village, escort a group of civilians safely across the table and into the town, rescue hostages, destroy critical supplies, or any of a thousand other goals. The other side must prevent them from doing so or have separate objectives of their own.
Simulation or Game?Many wargamers are history and/or fantasy/science fiction buffs to some extent; but hobby wargaming is a social activity, as well as a technical exercise. Some wargamers prefer a realistic and detailed simulation of actual historical combat, even though this often leads to more complex rules and slower, longer, and sometimes more frustrating game. Others prefer simple rules for a fast-moving game with a definite conclusion, even though this may mean sacrificing a certain amount of realism and believability and ignoring many details.
Since a hobby is an activity for personal enjoyment, both these philosophies are perfectly legitimate as long as the person holding them is enjoying their own particular style of wargaming.
In the MMGA, you can find players espousing both philosophies of gaming. – sometimes using the same rules! Some games are intensely serious, while others are just plain silly. But almost always, the games are fun social activities.
Historical and Fantasy GamingGamers have an enormous choice of subject matter. Rules and miniatures are made for every major historical period and region of the world – although some may not be easy to get. In addition, rules and miniatures are made for imaginary fantasy and science fiction universes.
Most gamers combine the historical and fantasy aspects to some degree. Even historical gamers like to play engagements that might have been, rather than limit themselves to actual historical battles; some even fight battles between armies that never met, such as Japanese samurai versus Aztec warriors. Some create armies for nations that never existed.
Straight fantasy gaming (which could be thought to include science fiction) create battles based on myths, legends, published works, cinema, and personal imagination.
Satisfactions of WargamingWargaming is a hobby combining at least four types of recreational activity:
I've found a fun site of comics for gamers: Larry Leadhead. Click on the image below to go there and have fun!MMGA E-Mail List Established! - posted by warmaster, 02-22-2003
Although it is not an official MMGA mail list, your faithful editor has started a mailing list for miniatures gamers in the Minnesota area. You can use the site in a variety of ways, including receiving messages three different ways. To sign up with the list, click on the following:
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