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blacksmith Inactive Member30 Jul 2012 10:14 a.m. PST

This morning we played my son's first wargame with Warrior Heroes Armies and Adventurers from THW. We both had a lot of fun!

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2012 10:18 a.m. PST

Go git 'em, Kiddo!

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

Great post. My son is 5 and he wants to play all the time. His attention span is still a 5 year old, but we get down five or six of what ever troops he wants and roll d20s to see who wins. He he has to tell me what numbers were rolled and which is a greater value than the other.

I lose a lot. It is my die rolling. :-)

blacksmith Inactive Member30 Jul 2012 11:16 a.m. PST

@45thdiv, my boy was yawning everytime we had to stop to check a table but his eyes wide opened when he had to roll dice against monsters!
This game was co-op but for the following ones my die rolling will be very bad as well :)
Thank you

SBminisguy30 Jul 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

Cool! I just did a WHAA dungeon crawl with my 7yo son using wooden blocks and Playmobile figures (Knights, Skeletons and Mummies, oh my!). He had a lot of fun, especially having his scout try and dodge all the traps he built into the wooden block maze, serving as the ancient tomb with the ancient banner of power he needed for his RRtK army, etc.

He had a Star and three Grunts exploring the dungeon, lost two grunts to traps and a mummy before getting the magic army banner he made up as the plot device for the dungeon crawl (he's now into Lord of the Rings and wants to do his own army with a special magic banner). Lots ' fun!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2012 11:47 a.m. PST


The Little Prince is 8 – our first game was using the Eureka Teddy Bears, and then the Valiant WWII figs – his Canadians were defending and my Germans – well, they have had better days

Then we played some WarHammer, but then he discovered Wings of War and that's pretty much what we play now (when it's not Lego) – he is one mean biplane driver!

blacksmith Inactive Member30 Jul 2012 12:34 p.m. PST

I think having a kid to play with you all those games is one of the best aspects of this hobby, don't you think so?

M C MonkeyDew30 Jul 2012 12:56 p.m. PST

Yes! Happy to see our rules being so used too. Worked on Six Gun Sound with my then little daughter. WHAA had no little one to help with but I do play it with my now 9 year old boy when we are not playing Star Wars using old skool rules we made up : )

Landorl30 Jul 2012 3:20 p.m. PST

Nothing like your first kill. Did you make him drink the blood of his foe?!

blacksmith Inactive Member31 Jul 2012 2:06 a.m. PST

Landorl LOL, it never occurred to me and that's a pity. I could have prepared some tomato/ketchup beverage and do the trick :)

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