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Perris070718 Jun 2023 10:46 a.m. PST

To all you awesome dads out there, happy Father's Day!

Perris070718 Jun 2023 10:51 a.m. PST

It was my dad who instilled a love of history in me. Whether it was watching movies or the awesome Christmas and birthday presents of Marx figures, scratch-built Alamo, Foreign Legion fort, and western forts my dad made me the wargamer and collector that I am today. Thanks dad!

cavcrazy18 Jun 2023 11:45 a.m. PST

From my earliest memories I have always had toy soldiers. My Dad bought me every Marx playset and every history book I ever wanted. My Dad was the greatest man I have ever known. I miss him everyday.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2023 12:04 p.m. PST

And Happy Fathers Day to all

And like above, Dad was the one who bought me Airfix ACW figs to get me started!

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Jun 2023 4:01 p.m. PST

Dad took me tho Tora, Tora, Tora and Waterloo when they first came out. Heavy doses of John Wayne too.

Best of both today

smithsco18 Jun 2023 5:06 p.m. PST

Happy fathers day all! My dad was a good dad but we have very different interests. Although he did take me to Civil War reenactments and museums he knew I'd enjoy. Today I worked on terrain with my 4 year old son. Not sure if he'll be a wargamer but he loves working on terrain with me

JMcCarroll18 Jun 2023 5:13 p.m. PST

As far back as I can remember my dad would make military plastic kits and let me stay up to watch classic Sci-Fi movies with him. The apple does not fall far from the tree.
He is missed!!!

Mad Guru24 Jun 2023 5:27 p.m. PST

Missed this when it was first posted but feel I have to join in…

My dad was not a wargamer, figure collector or terrain builder, but he was incredibly handy and built a wood floor and a partition with a door in it at one end of our dirt-floor basement, and then a 6'x8" table, making a game room where my younger brother and me, and our friends, spent hours playing historical miniature wargames, D&D, Traveller, boardgames ranging from Squad Leader to The Awful Green Things From Outer Space, and even the occasional miniatures campaign. Also his occasional stories about the first year of his Army service in WWII, spent in British India where his Signal Corps unit was guarded by Gurkhas and Sikhs, led to my own lifelong interest in British Imperial India, where 90% of my own wargaming is set. I never thought about it before and I never mentioned it to him when he was alive, but even though he didn't directly participate, without him I would never have been able to have so much fun with the hobby. Like pretty much everyone else said above: Thanks, Dad!

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