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JenBurdoo03 Jul 2019 9:10 a.m. PST

A few pictures of a Close Wars style game I ran yesterday to celebrate the Fourth of July.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 9:52 a.m. PST

Can you tell us a little bit about what we are looking at?

JenBurdoo03 Jul 2019 12:18 p.m. PST

A basic AWI game with Armies in Plastic figures and young children.

Pic 1: The table, with a gaming cloth, trees, books and a fan for terrain.

2 and 3: A couple flags a coworker surprised me with partway through the game. The pencils are for measurement – one length to move, two for firing range (hit on a 5+, or a 6 if in cover).

4: A melee. Figures roll off, with outnumbering sides rolling extra dice. Highest score wins.

5. The British charge up Book's Hill.

6. A closeup of the advancing Brits. Also a closer look at some of the terrain – a blue logo fan for a lake, and decorative paper for scatter, stolen from old springtime and St Patrick's Day displays.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 12:54 p.m. PST

I thought the pencils were a measuring device. Pretty clever.

JenBurdoo03 Jul 2019 10:49 p.m. PST

A desperation tactic after I realized most kids that young don't know how to measure. The gaming periods are too short to waste teaching them.

95th Division04 Jul 2019 7:01 a.m. PST

Very nice.

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