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03 Jul 2015 7:37 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Jul 2015 7:36 p.m. PST

Are your children active in miniature wargaming?

* yes
* no
* I have no children
* not any more

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2015 7:42 p.m. PST


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jul 2015 7:43 p.m. PST

if they didn't I'd never get a game

PzGeneral03 Jul 2015 7:47 p.m. PST

No. But I'm teaching my Grandson

Atomic Floozy03 Jul 2015 7:58 p.m. PST

Not any more. They think they are too grown up.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2015 8:04 p.m. PST

My 10 year old daughter likes to play with assorted unpainted 54m plastics in the Barzso town that she sets up. She is not interested in rules or dice. Casualties are determined by throwing cotton balls at each other's troops.

Weasel Inactive Member03 Jul 2015 8:13 p.m. PST

He does :-)

Dynaman878903 Jul 2015 8:16 p.m. PST

My older one does occasionally, being lured away by computer games though

Rich Bliss03 Jul 2015 8:23 p.m. PST

Yes they do, both 14 yo daughter and 11 yo son

JSchutt03 Jul 2015 8:23 p.m. PST

No. Despite all my efforts to indoctrinate them in the art of loosing graciously I failed miserably. They are of the opinion that only a fool would participate in a game in which they could suffer the unnecessary indignity of loosing….especially if someone else is watching. I see evidence this valuable skill is lacking in their social interactions and professional careers.

Playing games (with other human beings) is a valuable life skill that teaches many intangible abilities that can be learned no other way.

kyoteblue Inactive Member03 Jul 2015 8:31 p.m. PST


ashauace6970 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2015 8:42 p.m. PST

Yes 4 out of six and a son in law

Cosmic Reset Inactive Member03 Jul 2015 8:45 p.m. PST

Not any more, she thinks it is more fun to tear down an engine or put a lift kit on a jeep.

BW195903 Jul 2015 8:51 p.m. PST

Yes, my son does. He will game Historicals with me and owns some FOW and X-wing.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member03 Jul 2015 9:00 p.m. PST

My girl would just smile at my invitations. The boy did. He had some Warhammer armies & he would sometimes play me or we'd use the DBA rules with some of my Ancients. Lots of fun even though he was a much better tabletop general than me.

He's nearly 20 now & studying engineering so his spare time is virtually nil. One day he might come back to the hobby.

Great War Ace Inactive Member03 Jul 2015 9:01 p.m. PST

No. Computer gaming is too facile….

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut03 Jul 2015 9:06 p.m. PST


Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2015 9:08 p.m. PST

No. Our son gave it a serious try, but it didn't really stick.

He still boardgames, though.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2015 9:30 p.m. PST

Yes, he has while he was home from college for the summer. Otherwise, he wouldn't get out of the basement where he communes with his computer, and would only talk to his mom and me.

He graduated in May and is looking for a job; when he gets one, it may be the end of his gaming.


TMPWargamerabbit03 Jul 2015 11:01 p.m. PST

Yes. Daniel. Historical no less too (Napoleonic, WWI aerial and WWII FOW).

And named in the blog too.

Korvessa03 Jul 2015 11:02 p.m. PST

4 boys – some more than others. Oldest two did some, but they are moved out now. The youngest does WFB – only historical if I beg ;-)

Fat Wally03 Jul 2015 11:21 p.m. PST

Yes. My son is just seven. He's the youngest member of the club (with his own shirt too).

He plays Basic Impetus and Basic Baroque, Gladiators using largely his own rules and even SYW using 'Die Kriegskunst'

Off to the Battlegroup South Bovington tank museum show today. His first show.


SBminisguy03 Jul 2015 11:34 p.m. PST


goragrad03 Jul 2015 11:49 p.m. PST

I have no children.

Yes – 13, and 10 year old nieces and 8 year old nephew. Miniatures aka DBA.

Been a couple of months need to get some games going again.

RittervonBek04 Jul 2015 1:49 a.m. PST

I have introduced my almost 4 year old to my pirate racing game which she enjoys. I should post the rules!

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2015 2:14 a.m. PST

Yes and no- my 20 year old son cannot be torn away from the computer, but my 8 year old plays pulp with me, sculpts her own figures and "wrote" her first rules at the age of six. Canīt get her into Napoleonics though!

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2015 2:33 a.m. PST

Games yes, wargames no. None of them interested in the slightest.

Don Manser04 Jul 2015 4:11 a.m. PST

My 13 yr old daughter will occasionally play

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jul 2015 4:25 a.m. PST


But one is working full time to put himself through grad school in biomedical engineering and the other is an undergraduate earning degrees in EE and History. And both are going to school 2,000 miles away right now (though DOM is interning locally this summer when she gets back from Europe), so they're both a bit time crunched nowadays.

SWMBO games, and the kids' friends still come to our monthly game day, so that might count.

Sundance04 Jul 2015 4:31 a.m. PST

Only with me and my friends.

45thdiv04 Jul 2015 5:14 a.m. PST


cavcrazy04 Jul 2015 6:05 a.m. PST

When my daughter was small she gamed, but now she is almost 18 and has other interests. She does however still help me put on wargames at the local toy soldier show….but she is very distracting to the boys who are playing…..and I'm quite sure that some of the boys playing are there because she is at the table!

nazrat Inactive Member04 Jul 2015 6:15 a.m. PST

Other: My nephew's 18 year old son has always come around a lot his whole life and I have gotten him into gaming. He was helping me flock roads yesterday and asked if he might come up to Historicon with me.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2015 6:35 a.m. PST

When small, now totally into computer games.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2015 6:40 a.m. PST


In fact, One son is visiting for the holiday weekend, and we are playing Saga.

The two oldest grandsons are turning 4 this month, do I expect to start them on TSATF within the next year or two.


Martian Root Canal04 Jul 2015 7:48 a.m. PST

Yes. In fact, my oldest has become a better painter than me. My youngest is huge into RPGs of any kind. *queue Elton John Circle of Life music*

Gone Fishing04 Jul 2015 7:56 a.m. PST

My twin daughters show no interest, which is fine. They enjoy some of the figures, though: especially those of women, children and silly-themed--I have some bearded ladies they think are smashing!

The Captain of the Gate04 Jul 2015 8:09 a.m. PST

Yes, both my 17 and my 10 year old. I echo Saber 6- if they didn't, I'd have no one to game with.

Inkpaduta Inactive Member04 Jul 2015 9:44 a.m. PST


My 13 yr son is part of our wargaming group and even does games by himself. My 11 daughter also likes to play with me and my son.

McKinstry Fezian04 Jul 2015 9:51 a.m. PST

My 29 year old yes along with his wife. The 24 year old is not gaming now but med school is relatively all consuming. The whole family, spouse included, enjoys board games when we are together. (Small World maniacs the lot of them).

foxweasel04 Jul 2015 10:49 a.m. PST

My eldest daughter (10) loves playing Dead Man's Hand with me, I'd like to say that I let her win, but she generally thrashes me. Daughter No 2 (6) likes to sit and paint with me, colours are a bit odd but she's quite good.

Katzbalger04 Jul 2015 11:39 a.m. PST

My son used to play (he liked WW2 games and WH40K), but now its computers almost exclusively (though he does participate in a D and D group that meets every other Sunday, though they don't use miniatures).

My daughter also does RPGs (D&D and Pathfinder, mostly), but WITH miniatures usually.


cfielitz04 Jul 2015 2:57 p.m. PST

My daughter, now 10, has twice, but didn't seem all that interested. She more interested in painting and sculpting.

Feet up now Inactive Member04 Jul 2015 3:37 p.m. PST

Yes but only if I turn off the router.
They play at home with me and sometimes the missus or visiting family,but not outside groups or clubs.

tkdguy04 Jul 2015 4:50 p.m. PST

I don't have any kids. At least, none that I'm aware of. wink

Who asked this joker04 Jul 2015 8:19 p.m. PST

My son does but not my daughter.

raylev304 Jul 2015 9:20 p.m. PST

I screwed that up when they were young teenagers. They had an interest in playing with me and my friends, and I didn't have the patience….big mistake on my part!!!

Although we enjoy playing Risk and Settlers of Cataan when we get together.

Captain Oblivious Inactive Member05 Jul 2015 8:29 a.m. PST

My 13 year old son plays regularly. My 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son play occasionally, and I am slowly building them up to bigger games.

Codsticker06 Jul 2015 7:50 a.m. PST

Not any more. We played 40k for about 6 or 7 years.

mashrewba Inactive Member06 Jul 2015 9:56 a.m. PST

No -they are both perfectly normal.

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