As if I needed anything else in my wargaming life I have decided to create a game for the younger members of my ECWS cavalry regiment.
We have a couple of 8 year old potential troopers, currently very able at fetching and carrying, horse “poo-picking” and firewood cutting.
I am trying to make a table-top game that will involve them and keep them from their other nefarious activities. At our last event I was able to pick up 4 boxes of Revell Thirty Years War plastic soldiers (2 infantry, 1 cavalry, 1 artillery) for £5 (originally £4 but the stall owner had no change).
More to follow as it progresses in time for the August Bank Hoiday.
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Nice find on the figures, and good luck on your project! A few years ago I ran a number of games for 10- and 11-year olds using the rules at Matt Fritz’s http://www.juniorgeneral.org. His games cover the ECW/TYW, and he includes details about how he based the figures, the board lay-out, etc I know you said the boys are only 8, but there may be some useful info on the site .
There’s a.ways something useful on the Junior General site.
I have the draft version of the game that I was going to do with some old ACW models, but now I can set it in the period they know.
It will be based more on our re-enactments than actual warfare. More to follow.
Aah! The old “no change trick!”. I normally eye something else over a quid to tip the balance back in my favour. Change is usually found from somewhere 🙂
To be fair, it was 7:30 a.m. and she was still setting up the stall. I had been toying with the idea of seeking these very models for the game and was delighted to find exactly what I wanted purely by accident while walking the dog.