Thanks for the shout out Bill. Very nice write up. Little did I know I would have to sprint to the dealer hall as soon as I got to the convention to pick up the "Bataille Empire" rules! Of course at the time I hadn't pulled out my compass and map to figure out where it was located. As it turned out I ran into an old gaming friend and chatted for awhile as we walked toward the dealer hall. New rules can wait vice chatting with an old friend. Then we both played a demo of Warlord Games "Black Seas" which convinced me to buy a starter set. It being an age of sail game I could not resist.
I have always anecdotally thought of Fall In as the least well attended of all the major HMGS cons. The spread out nature of the location did not help as you noted. As part of the Lard America group I can say that we had a drop off in games and attendance, but for a variety of reasons. Two members went to Crisis and toured the Market Garden battlefields (lucky b****). We'll have more games on offer for Cold Wars.
Now we'll be waiting for your reviews of the rules and games you purchased!