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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Oct 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

What is nostalgia gaming for you?

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 1:31 p.m. PST

Playing old Milton Bradley games like Battle Cry, Dogfight, Broadside, Hit the Beach etc. Also Stratego. Simple fun games my brother & I played growing up. I recently re-acquired some & we have had fun playing them.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Getting out my old Marx play sets (The Alamo, Battleground, Desert Fox) and playing with my grandson.

JimDuncanUK06 Oct 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

How far back do you have to go to find nostalgia. Most of my current games are 'old school', whatever that means.

I just hope the next game is as good as the last game which was as good as the previous game and so on.

The further back you go (50 years and counting) the harder it is to remember what a good time was had. Some good times will be lost forever as buddies pass on. I doubt I will pick up many more good buddies in the time I have left.

Gone Fishing06 Oct 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

TSATF with Ral Partha figures!

nevals06 Oct 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

Old Airfix plastic.

Timmo uk06 Oct 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

ECW with Minifigs.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 4:48 p.m. PST


D&D white box for "gaming".

For wargames Wake Island by Mayfair (early 80's).

Tabletop minis … TSATF.

Leadjunky Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:22 p.m. PST

Thinking, Man why did we ever quit playing xyz only to remember on turn four.

pbishop1207 Oct 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

Risk, circa 1966. I still have the old game with wooden pieces. Carried it around the world when I did a career in the USAF between 68 and 89.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 1:07 p.m. PST

Nearest I get is to get out my Peter Laing 15mm medieval but I'd still use recent rules. IMHO they are generally better than those around when I bought them.

Dynaman878909 Oct 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Gaming – have to be the old Plastic Army Men. Wargaming wise it would be original Squad Leader or Victory in the Pacific since they are my first two games. Miniatures wise (without miniatures) would be Command Decision.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

My old Marx sets. CLS, The original RRTF.

Part time gamer12 Oct 2017 11:44 p.m. PST

Those were some fun games. what I'd give to have my old MB Dogfight and Broadside games back again. Ashamed we never appreciated them to hang on to them (as a rule).
Over the past few years I thought how great it would have been if they had done a Korean war version of Dogfight.

Recalling now, "Carrier Strike" was another fun one.
Not to forget, "Tank Battle" & "Chopper Strike", the miniatures are what really got me to buy'm. Which was good as few friends played those games.

"Risk circa 1966". Man I had no idea it went back that far. Before I read your comment, I was going to say 'Battle Cry' was a likely fore runner to risk. Now more so the other way around.

Jefthing Inactive Member13 Oct 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

1/32 in the garden using Airfix, Timpo and whatever flavour of Britains you can get your hands on.

Asterix Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

WW II gaming using Lionel Tarr's rules found in Featherstone's War Games.
20 mm Airfix figures and plastic tanks of roughly the same scale. (Don't remember who made them except they're from Austria.) Aircraft mostly from Airfix also plus a few from Aurora overlooking the vast difference in scales.

If I go back far enough: using mostly 54mm Britains, Johilco, and Dimestore figures. Rules a la Elder Brother who somehow usually won.

AICUSV22 Nov 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

To me it is watching my young grandsons fighting out out a tanks battle with RC/laser tag tanks (man do those things eat up batteries). It is funny that the newest type gaming would bring back memories of my earliest gaming days. As I watch them play I see me and my brother crawling around on the floor shooting at our toy soldiers. I hope that this play will lead my grandsons some day to table top gaming.

Grumble8710603 May 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

WW II gaming using Lionel Tarr's rules found in Featherstone's War Games.
20 mm Airfix figures and plastic tanks of roughly the same scale. (Don't remember who made them except they're from Austria.)

I second the Lionel Tarr/Don Featherstone rules. Used those up through college.

The plastic tanks I started with that were roughly the same scale as Airfix figures were from RoCo.

Marc at work04 May 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

+1 AICUSV (hope that name means something to someone – what an impersonal world the internet can be)


Legion 404 May 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

I too love that old Marx and Airfix stuff !

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

I've heard playing with 54mm miniatures called: Chicken Soup for the Wargamer's Soul". I agree with that. I was given a box of old Britains five years ago in trade and when I began handing the figures it felt like shaking hands with an old friend.

Part time gamer20 May 2018 10:51 p.m. PST

"what an impersonal world the internet can be"
That my friend is understatement that cant be measured.

I think the words "Batteries Not Included" is an incomplete sentence, it should add "Imagination REQUIRED".

I think that's a great and very accurate description of "Gaming", Miniature or Board.
What 'getting together w/ friends, family relaxing, just have fun a cpl of hrs., really does for the Soul and mind, No comp./video game has or ever will come close too.

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