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Bob the Temple Builder24 Sep 2017 11:57 a.m. PST

I have written a blog entry about a re-fight of the Battle of Leipzig that took place yesterday. It featured over 2,000 54mm-scale figures.



dBerczerk24 Sep 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Very nice.

Do NOT let the gardener anywhere near that site with a lawnmower.

Do NOT let the family dog out to play in the yard!

M C MonkeyDew24 Sep 2017 12:52 p.m. PST


Paul B24 Sep 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

Gosh, how are your knees and back after moving all those figures on the ground? Mine would be telling me to get another hobby in no uncertain terms.

Bob the Temple Builder24 Sep 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Paul B,

I acted as photographer for the event as my arthritis and bad knees mean that I could have got down all right … but not got up afterwards.

Esquire24 Sep 2017 1:43 p.m. PST

What rule set? Home grown? Pun intended.

Bob the Temple Builder24 Sep 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

The rules were a variant of FUNNY LITTLE WARS by Paul Wright, which are themselves a development of H G Wells' LITTLE WARS.

14Bore24 Sep 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

I have always thought this could be done, bigger figures is better at it than my 15mm guys.

Markconz24 Sep 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

Ha! Nice work! :)

FABET0124 Sep 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

See what you've done. Now your going to have to go back and paint all those bases grass green. Maybe throw some some autumn leaf yellow.

Marc at work25 Sep 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

So lovely to see big Naps games in the garden. One day…

The biggest issue I have found is sourcing the bl**dy figures – getting to be like hens' teeth. Oh well, as I say, one day…


14Bore25 Sep 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Have written before if wife wasn't here the entire house would be a battlefield

18CTEXAN26 Sep 2017 1:08 p.m. PST

Great game and looks like a lot of fun! But at my age, with my knees….probably have to use a crane to get up and down!LOL

Part time gamer12 Nov 2017 10:53 p.m. PST

This really looked cool and had to be a real blast to play.

Bob the Temple Builder
I acted as photographer.. as my arthritis and bad knees mean that I could have got down all right … but not got up afterwards.
I sincerely feel your pain. I found it helps to keep my old 'Boy Scout' hiking staff handy when out in the yard, since I past 50.

Im curious, who or how did you deal with moving the troops?

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