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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:

link

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!

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