Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Prufrock's Wargaming Blog

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

One Hour Wargames with the boy

The boy and I were home together on Sunday afternoon and to get him away from Minecraft we set up a quick One Hour Wargames scenario.

He picked eight stands of Vikings and I eight of Normans, and we went at it. His mission was to capture my castle by hook or by crook. He wielded the measuring stick with determined air and when given his choice of dice from the box took out a red one that happened to have 12 sides on it.

After about four turns he had crushed my Norman knights and their assorted hangers on.

As he rushed for the castle, William the Conqueror himself sallied forth uttering cries of war and threatening to hold off the boy's Vikings single-handedly. It was not to be, however. William fell, and the castle was sacked by the wolves of the sea.

The boy then went back to Minecraft!


8 comments:

  1. It's great to see the next generation starting to game. Good luck!

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    1. Cheers Aaron, nice to hear from you :)

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  2. All is as it should be, then - the young defeating the old in style ;)

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    1. Haha, yes. Speaking of the young defeating the old, what's the latest in your epic chess battle?

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  3. Time well spent with son! I remember playing games with my Dad when I was young (a very long time ago), those memories I still hold dear today. I believe he will cherish your time together as well (and of course minecraft;).

    Cheers
    Kevin

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  4. A boy and his Minecraft are not easily parted (nor are girls for that matter!). What have you found to be the best gateway experience for the young wargamer?

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    1. I'm still experimenting, Drake! Anything where you get to keep their attention for a bit is great :)

      Cheers,
      Aaron

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