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Offline Dihenydd

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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2018, 02:39:20 PM »
Still playing BB and Dreadball.  Love both of those.

Re-invested almost all my old mini's into board games - almost 200 now.  Easier to play with friends, at my age and stage of life its hard to commit to a 9A or 40K game.  I still have remnants of an Empire and Brettonian army.  Also some very very old metal Orks and Necrons for 40K which are pretty much shelf ornaments now.

I was thinking mini armies were a thing of the past for me.  Then my son (Age 11) went out 2 weeks ago to our LGS.  Its closing due to increase in online purchasing.  Actually 2 stores closed on the same week, pretty sad.  Anyways, he goes over with all his Birthday and Christmas money, to buy some board games at the 'last chance to buy' sale.  He loves them.  So I browse around and pick up a few things and then wait in the car while he finishes up.  Then he walks up with 2 bags of Tau, paint and brushes, and the biggest cheese-eating grin you ever saw.  Circle of Life.
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2018, 03:19:47 PM »
And thus the addiction begins anew, passing to the next generation of wargamer.

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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2018, 01:44:12 AM »
That is awesome! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :::cheers:::
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2018, 12:57:30 PM »
Stories like that, warm my heart. :biggriin:
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2018, 01:22:28 AM »
Still getting my ww2 Polish army together for Flames of War up and running. I am fielding mounted and dismounted Hussars with tank support.

I'm also working on fielding East Germans for Team Yankee.
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2018, 01:40:16 PM »
Still getting my ww2 Polish army together for Flames of War up and running. I am fielding mounted and dismounted Hussars with tank support.

I'm also working on fielding East Germans for Team Yankee.

I'd like to see these armies Cap!
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2018, 12:52:41 AM »
Me, too!
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2018, 01:55:28 PM »
I have added 2 more games of DoB in the last 4 weeks.

My ongoing tally for 2018 ...

Lion Rampant ... 3
Warhammer Great War ... 2
Carnage and Glory: ACW ... 1
Polemos: Great Northern War ... 1
Day of Battle ... 4

Only Eleven games so far, and with another DoB game in a couple weeks that'll be 1 per month, although I've got my eyes on another game too!
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Offline Dihenydd

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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2018, 07:43:30 PM »
Went into a game store that sells used mini's this w'end.  Took my youngest son as he's decided on collecting Marines to combat his brother's Tau.

There's a few shelves with lots of figures, painted and unpainted.  Generally 50-60% retail, so pretty typical.  But no SM squads.

He goes to the desk (he's 9) and gives his best puppy dog eyes - shy child voice "Don't you have any unpainted marines?'  Clerk says yeah, got some this morning, haven't priced them.  "Can I see them" same puppy dog eyes.  Guy get them, couple dozen nicely assembled Space Wolves and characters.  "how much" blink blink blink.  guy sighs and looks up price, looks at my kid and gives for about 25% retail.  Throws in 2 extra troopers.

My son adds some paint and smiles cheerfully as he leaves.  I glance at clerk as I leave, he's shaking his head.

As we get in truck my son says "Wow, that really works!  Let's go again next week".  I point out his allowance is almost spent.  Puppy dog eyes "but you could give me more..."  Nice try kiddo. 

Although, maybe I could use him to buy those Eldar I saw...

I guess we are officially back in the 40K universe.  Been looking at 8th ed, I think I might like this edition.
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2018, 07:43:41 AM »
Went into a game store that sells used mini's this w'end.  Took my youngest son as he's decided on collecting Marines to combat his brother's Tau.

There's a few shelves with lots of figures, painted and unpainted.  Generally 50-60% retail, so pretty typical.  But no SM squads.

He goes to the desk (he's 9) and gives his best puppy dog eyes - shy child voice "Don't you have any unpainted marines?'  Clerk says yeah, got some this morning, haven't priced them.  "Can I see them" same puppy dog eyes.  Guy get them, couple dozen nicely assembled Space Wolves and characters.  "how much" blink blink blink.  guy sighs and looks up price, looks at my kid and gives for about 25% retail.  Throws in 2 extra troopers.

My son adds some paint and smiles cheerfully as he leaves.  I glance at clerk as I leave, he's shaking his head.

As we get in truck my son says "Wow, that really works!  Let's go again next week".  I point out his allowance is almost spent.  Puppy dog eyes "but you could give me more..."  Nice try kiddo. 

Although, maybe I could use him to buy those Eldar I saw...

I guess we are officially back in the 40K universe.  Been looking at 8th ed, I think I might like this edition.

Hahaha, trained him well!  :biggriin:
And welcome back in 40K!
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2018, 09:34:50 AM »
Ah!  The power of being young, at least for a little bit.

Going after his goals, and finding out what his limits are.  Good lesson.

The problem with kids coming into the hobby, even that costs an adult money. :icon_wink:

Welcome back! :::cheers:::
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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2018, 02:27:04 PM »
YEs take advantage of your children while you still can!

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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2018, 06:53:43 AM »


Not a miniatures game (though I bought some cheap plastic minis for it, but they're too big for the board!) but on the topic of recruiting one's children...

Thanksgiving night I introduced my wife and daughter to Dungeon! I played when I was just a little older than my daughter, one of the kids down the street had it. We had a good time, I hope to have another family game night sometime.




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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2019, 12:09:14 PM »
It is already end of February 2019, and I forgot to update my tally for 2018!

GP's Final Tally My for 2018 ...

Lion Rampant ... 3
Warhammer Great War ... 2
Carnage and Glory: ACW ... 1
Polemos: Great Northern War ... 1
Day of Battle ... 5

12 Games for the year, an average of 1 per month.

Here's hoping 2019 doubles that total! :icon_mrgreen:
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"... my old suggestion is forget it, take two aspirins and go paint" steveb

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Re: What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2019, 01:55:44 PM »
WFB 6th x53
Dragon Rampant x1
In Her Majesty's Name x4