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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2016 11:36 a.m. PST

Does anyone occasionally just play with their toy soldiers? I don't mean wargame, using dice and rules. Just play. Like we did as kids. I'm setting up the South Wall of my 54mm-60mm Alamo and small portions of the East and West Walls, excluding the Church because my gaming table is currently restricted to 7 1/2' x 6'. My 7 year old grandson and I plan on playing with it and gaming with it. I just wondered if there was anyone else out there who enjoyed reverting to childhood.
One of these days we'll have enough room to set up the entire Alamo. Probably on the floor. But for now, the dawgs represent a hazard that I'm unwilling to subject my collection of Conte and TSSD buildings, figures and cannon. grin

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2016 12:14 p.m. PST

Definitely, I've lined up my Toy Town armies and traded shots with soft darts with my 6 year old grand daughter.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2016 1:10 p.m. PST

I take my 54mm plastics out and play games with the kids, if that is what you are asking.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2016 1:22 p.m. PST

I count the crafting or organizing of my miniatures between games as "playing". Sometimes I'm not really doing anything except handling them and visualizing what to do with them next.

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SaltyDog05 Aug 2016 1:37 p.m. PST

Not so much "play" but much like Yellow Admiral, I will go through my boxes and conduct divisions, seeing what I'm short of (do I need artillerymen, more cavalry, what figures I'm short etc.)

normsmith Inactive Member05 Aug 2016 2:04 p.m. PST

I would need better knees ….. Oh and one of those guns that fires plastic discs.

cavcrazy05 Aug 2016 5:28 p.m. PST

Of course I do.

ArmymenRGreat Inactive Member05 Aug 2016 6:13 p.m. PST

Yep. I'm guessing I have 30,000 or so. I have plenty of skirmish rule sets, but I don't always get that serious.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2016 6:14 p.m. PST

Do you play with them without the kids? I found myself wanting to set up a battle, sans rules, and just play. I never used dart guns or balls to knock over my troops as a kid.

bobspruster05 Aug 2016 6:50 p.m. PST

I was going to do that once, but the troops made it very clear to me (as they brandished their swords and bayonets) that they were "military miniatures" and NOT toy soldiers and were not to be played with.

Botch B27 Feb 2017 6:25 a.m. PST

To me wargaming with my figures is always 'playing with toy soldiers'. The dice and the rules don't change that that's just what it is. As the late great Don Featherstone once said to me 'Some people like to call it "Chess with a Thousand Pieces"…I call it playing with toy soldiers!'.

arthur181528 Feb 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

I'm with you and Don, Botch. Moreover, I've recently decided to abandon representing historical armies, but am raising two Imagi-Nation/toy soldier armies with which to fight both hypothetical and historical battles – whatever takes my fancy – as scenarios.

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