Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A project so secret...

Hi Chaps,

Its a good time to be a miniature war gamer with lots of new subjects to delve into and the advent of affordable plastics means that we are all spoiled for choice. Not so good if you rely on mail order and it never seems to arrive-this has stalled my game plans for the Victorian game my son and I wanted to play...oh well.

I still want an easy playable game for my son and I so it is back to trusty (affordable) 20mm. An order placed yesterday should arrive this week for speed painting and a game within 7 days!, but this is only half of the plan. (This plan is so secret I have told myself only half of it!)

For around a decade (I feel so old) I have had an eastern front project in mind, the map is drawn and the campaign rules are written-I even have an old friend ready to deploy the forces so that my son and I can play out the games. Has anyone done anything similar to this? Advice, hints and tips would be useful. I have even considered a seperate blog to chart the progress and publish the mechanisms used to get games onto the table...maybe it will encourage others to give this a try?

Thanks for reading, keep blogging!


  1. I would recommend the Bolt Action Rules, they are fun and playable and easy for kids. I work in a Military history museum and we use war games as a way to teach history to kids and it is immensely popular. We tried our first Bolt action game in January with a 1939 Winter War game and in April with a 3 day camp where we played Kohima, East Prussia 1945 and Berlin 1945. Most of the figures we use are 20mm plastics. Feel free to check out pictures of our games on our Facebook page "Virginia War Museum Childrens Camps" I'll be happy to assist in any way I can.

  2. Thanks for the link Chris I will certainly have a look. You have my dream job! This is an excellent way to teach kids.

  3. I am not sure about proliferating blogs. You might end up like me!

  4. Haha 23 blogs Legatus...I follow a few of them before I realised it was you!

  5. WW2 skirmish rules? It has to be Nuts! every time ;

  6. I will have a look Monty, my son is pretty good with RF thoufg...posting a pic soon.