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Siege of Augusta XXIX
The Siege is upon us! As usual, the convention will be held over MLK weekend (January 17-19, 2020) at the Double Tree by Hilton, and will run from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon.
Barbarians at the Gates: the Fall of Rome
The theme this year is the Fall of the Roman empire. So dust off your ancients (and re-base them, if it’s been long enough) and celebrate the fact that the only time I have to use Roman numerals is when I write Siege announcements.
Pre-registration is open
Head over to the Attendee Registration page to get your early bird discount. Then visit the Doubletree by Hilton to grab a room. If you visit the link, the group rate will automatically be applied. If you get a room by other means, let them know you’re with SOA.
Game registration is open
The Siege runs by the volunteer efforts of gamers like you. If you have game that you think other people will enjoy, then go to the Events page and pick a table, day, and time.
Tournaments are forthcoming. We expect huge growth in organized play! We will soon update the Tournaments page with the latest information. If you are a Tourney Organizer who hasn’t yet been contacted, send us your information.
Siege of Augusta XXIX
Welcome to the Siege of Augusta XXIX! This year’s theme is Barbarians at the Gates: The Fall of Rome!
The most straightforward theory for Western Rome’s collapse pins the fall on a string of military losses sustained against outside forces. Rome had tangled with Germanic tribes for centuries, but by the 300s “barbarian” groups like the Goths had encroached beyond the Empire’s borders.
At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Euphrates River in the Middle East, but its grandeur may have also been its downfall. With such a vast territory to govern, the empire faced an administrative and logistical nightmare. Even with their excellent road systems, the Romans were unable to communicate quickly or effectively enough to manage their holdings. Rome struggled to marshal enough troops and resources to defend its frontiers from local rebellions and outside attacks, and by the second century the Emperor Hadrian was forced to build his famous wall in Britain just to keep the enemy at bay.
Join us January 18-20 as we not only explore the Fall of Rome through miniature war gaming, but we celebrate the hobby with tournaments for veterans, demonstrations for all ages, one-of-a-kind vendors and much more. REGISTER TODAY!
As in past years, The Siege of Augusta will be held at the Doubletree Hilton.
Doubletree by Hilton
2651 Perimeter Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909