My daughter Katie painted up a box of 54mm Romans last year, and tonight we finally got them on the table! I painted up two boxes of Gauls to face her troops.
Katie and Annie commanded the Romans, while Jack and I took charge of the Gauls. I made up the rules in my head, but they were heavily based on Warhammer Ancient Battles.
When the Gauls charged through the woods, Katie brought her troops right into the fray!
Jack moved his warbands to engage Annie's cohort.
The terrain had no effect on anything. It was just a nice surface on which to game! The mat was from Cigar Box Battles.
I kept the rules VERY simple, really just giving the kids an excuse to roll dice. Everything was heavily weighted to favor the Romans.
All in all, it was a successful night. All the kids are raring to go again!
Scott, this is a real pleasure to see! A family that plays together, stays together, right? I wonder if your Jack and Katie, and Jake's son would enjoy a game day featuring gunslingers in the Old West, sometime?ReplyDelete
I am sure they would love it!Delete
Might provide a good Christening for your new game room too!Delete
I love seeing games like this. I find that the rules made up on the fly when gaming with little kids are the best possible rulesets. I will have too see if Mason can be pried away from Minecraft long enough to duke it out in the Old West.ReplyDelete
Tell Mason there would be pizza and a cold root beer involved...Delete
You can join us when we do it next!Delete
Great to see the family enjoying themselves together and who knows possible future wargamers in the making!ReplyDelete
I think we definitely have some budding wargamers here!Delete