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Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2014 4:30 p.m. PST

My oldest gave birth last Friday to my newest Granddaughter Ayla Marie. Both Mom and baby are doing well. They both came home Sunday.


While Ayla was being brought into the world, my wife and I watched our Grandsons Westin and Kylor. While 4 year old Kylor kept our house safe from fire and crooks


his 7 year old brother Westin got his first taste of Grandpas hobby of wargaming. I found some old plastic FASA Mechs in the basement. I called Mrwigglesworth and my friend Kevin. They brought their sons over and we sat down to teach and to paint a Mech each.


We then proceeded to play a game using simple rules I made up the night before. How did it go? This should answer your question


We played Sons vs. Dads….and the Sons brought it to their Old Men. A great time was had by all…especially by Westin when he shot his Grandpa in the back and destroyed my cockpit…..frown

The final score Sons: 1 Mech destroyed, Dads: 1 Mech destroyed, 2 Mechs with pilots that ejected. The day and the battlefield belonged to the young'ns!

More pictures of the festivities can be found here:


The best part, when we were done, all the kids want to play again. grin

What a GREAT weekend!


Who asked this joker13 Jan 2014 4:49 p.m. PST

That one brought a smile to my face. In the day and age of video games and instant gratification, you've managed to get them interested in painting and playing. Well done sir!

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2014 4:56 p.m. PST

Indeed well done!!!

cfielitz13 Jan 2014 6:03 p.m. PST

I couldn't have said it any better than Who asked this joker did!

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2014 7:40 p.m. PST

WOW ! Great stuff !

loud colors on those mechs !!

Zargon13 Jan 2014 11:53 p.m. PST

How can anyone not be humbled by your blessings pzGeneral, Good Cheers to you and yours. PS the delight on the youngsters faces says it all.

tkdguy14 Jan 2014 12:20 a.m. PST


Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2014 4:38 a.m. PST

Good fun! My son is still talking about it.

jpattern214 Jan 2014 7:13 a.m. PST

Very cool!

But I have to say, Spider-Fireman is the stuff of nightmares. That is one creepy image.

Fat Wally14 Jan 2014 10:20 a.m. PST

Now that, I say THAT, is the way to introduce youngsters to this hobby.

Well done Sir. You've helped create treasured memories for your families.

ubique114 Jan 2014 1:26 p.m. PST

That is great

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2014 4:25 p.m. PST

But I have to say, Spider-Fireman is the stuff of nightmares. That is one creepy image.

Na…he wears the mask because real Firemen wear masks so they can breath in the smoke.

Besides…Spider-Fireman also does carpets!! grin


jpattern214 Jan 2014 6:17 p.m. PST

Hahaha! Nice! Now THAT'S a superhero!

Who asked this joker14 Jan 2014 10:26 p.m. PST

He's got the pack and everything!

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