Tuesday, July 17, 2012

When your kids and mates do minis.

As a seasoned veteran I have roped my sons into games as well. They play most of what I play, paint better than me and the oldest even wrote and published his own set of rules. You can see below celts painted by my good friend Colin and mounted on my sons movement trays for use at CanCon 2012 where he showed off his game to all comers.

Next up are my Caesarian Romans. Again for the use at CanCon on my sons movement trays. Fun was had by all with the Romans coming out on top occasionally but with a good general and some nice dice rolling the Celts won a few times too. His rules, called Resilence, play rather fastand furious with this number of miniatures per side playing out on a 6 foot by 4 foot table in around 1-1.5 hours. Nice for club nights and this is where the rules received the heaviest play tests.

Finally a nice minaitures from Maelstrom in the UK. One of their BaneBeasts, a Skaven like giant rat monster of huge proportions. The club has lots of gamers and some love to game more than model and paint so it falls to others to help paint the miniatures for the table. Enter my sons paint job, for a price of course, not too much not too little. Now if only I could get the whole family painting minaitures for me, ah heaven.

Lets see if I can get some of the Plastic Soldier Company minis up and on the table soon, I feel a Flames of War game coming.

Oh next meeting on the Saturday is terrain making, lots of foam, flock and glue, time to get something other than toy soldiers painted up.

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