A much delayed game 3 with the boy today. After his birthday, the junior general was keen to try out some of his new Russian tanks. Tonight’s line up consisted of a Tiger and Panther, played by myself, and JS2 and ISU152 on the boy’s side.
We quickly remembered the rules (always a good sign of any set) and advanced towards each other, though the boy must be part Russian as he ignored any cover and headed straight for me.
The Panther did well at first and started to damage the ISU152 but the Tiger floundered a bit with out those vital 1s.
Ivan however managed to survive and after my Panther decided to be sneaky and try and flank the Russian tanks, the JS2 brewed him on the the first hit. We called it not long after that with a win to the boy.
He was keen to stress that the tanks are not painted yet but soon will be. He’s been taught well 😀
One of the great things about this hobby is sharing a love of history with my children, especially my son. He loves the Carthaginians and the Hellenistic armies so I thought I best get an army to right them.
The mid republican Roman army is an interesting army and one I’ve always liked. The y look great and have a nice variety. The Forged in Battle figures do this army justice.
I love Wings of War. It’s easy to pick up the basics and it’s great fun, ideal for the children.
We played two games on Sunday, but the last one had the most drama. The children played as the Royal flying Corps with a Sopwith Camel and a SE5 between them. I had a Rumpler and was tasked with taking a photo of a small village suspected of being used as a weapons dump.
Initially I was able to break through the patrol and once the photos had been taken, I headed back to my lines. However the children had different ideas. The SE5 managed to zoom straight towards my plane and shot her up before the more nippy camel pounced from the side and rear, sending my Rumpler down in flames.
The great thing about this hobby is that I can share it with my children. This is generational as my father, a keen and very good modeller, taught me how to make models and paint them; I still remember that 1/76 matchbox panther!
My son who has always been keen to paint figures and could always be fond rummaging around my desk. He saved up his pocket and bought his own space marines . To be fair, he doesn’t a pretty good job!
I do like it when I can ensure value for money! Having received some 15mm Americans for my WW2 project I also obtained some Sherman tanks, specifically some M4a1s if you are geek like me who has to have the right version. Although I can’t play IABSM at the moment, my son and I have been able to to have a crack at What a Tanker, and we are having a blast!
Likes nifty little models are from Flames of War and they super models; easy to put together and paint. I choose to go with the US 2nd Armoured division as they had this interesting camouflage for Normandy. However I’ve since read that the brown could have been black! I’ll do a bit more research before I change them.
When I started gaming 15 years ago I painted plaid on 15mm Celts and free handed shield designs for my Etruscans. How times have changed!
Whilst LBMS have sorted my shield dilemma, they haven’t sorted out a transfer for Celts and I still can’t find the elusive can of tartan paint my old boss sent me to find all those years ago; that would be quite handy now……
As i plough on with my Celts, I’m enjoying a new challenge but it’s taking a bit of time to get used to. Still now bad for a first go me thinks.