Help support TMP

"Cannons for Grandsons" Topic

10 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the 18th Century ImagiNations Message Board

Back to the 18th Century Gallery Message Board

Areas of Interest

18th Century

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Recent Link

Featured Ruleset

Featured Showcase Article

28mm Acolyte Vampires - Based

The Acolyte Vampires return - based, now, and ready for the game table.

Featured Workbench Article

Deep Dream: Editor Gwen Goes Air Force

Not just improving a photo, but transforming it using artificial intelligence.

Featured Profile Article

First Look: Minairons' 1:600 Xebec

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian looks at a fast-assembly naval kit for the Age of Sail.

Featured Book Review

528 hits since 18 Feb 2024
©1994-2024 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

winser5418 Feb 2024 2:52 p.m. PST

This past Christmas I painted up a regiment of infantry of 36 figures for each of my six grandsons. This year I thought I would give each of them a battery of artillery. I used my Old Glory Army discount to get all I needed at a reasonable price. The recent rainy weather provided the needed down time to complete the project.

For pictures of all six batteries:


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2024 3:20 p.m. PST

Those are some lucky boys to have such a great grandfather! Very nicely done.

Jim, who is also a grandfather to a very talented elementary age granddaughter.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2024 3:24 p.m. PST

How old are your grandsons? I'm thinking about starting a pair of small armies of Eureka Toytown soldiers for my two year old grandson.

Disco Joe18 Feb 2024 3:33 p.m. PST

Nicely done. They are very lucky to have you do this for them.

cavcrazy18 Feb 2024 3:33 p.m. PST

It is a wonderful gift. I'm sure they will be treasured and passed on for generations to come.

Ferd4523118 Feb 2024 4:14 p.m. PST

I have 4 grandsons aged 13 down to 6. I planned a series of 54mm purchases for them years ago. Every one of them got an army for their 5th and 6th BD. Two got WWII for 5 and ACW for 6 The other two got F&I war for 5 and Vietnam for 6. Painted them myself and just so we are clear I did this over a 5 year stretch. It was great fun. They had fun playing with them. My 13 year old is going to his 2nd wargame convention w/ me at Cincycon. So good on you Winser54. H

14Bore18 Feb 2024 5:26 p.m. PST

Wonderful gift, hope they enjoy the figures.

VonBlucher18 Feb 2024 7:35 p.m. PST

My oldest grandson is 20 now and his brother is 14, they've been going to Little Wars with me since they were 6 years old and playing games at the Convention. I got them started on Medieval using Playmobil Knights and a Castle. Also have rules for tournaments. Then when they got a little older, we started playing Wings of Glory at home.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2024 1:11 p.m. PST

Very nice work and extremely generous! My grandsons are tread heads so I do WWII tanks for them

Legionarius19 Feb 2024 8:35 p.m. PST

Clever way to recruit! It's great when you can leave your collection to your family when it's your time to go to Fiddler's Green!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.