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Subject: "I only want to play wargames from now on!" my eldest daughter declared. rss

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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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This is a follow up to this thread.

So my elder daughter and I played Battle Cry last night. It was hr second time ever, and we played with the regular rules. She read the cards and I confirmed with her what her options were. Otherwise, she played for herself. We played the 1st Bull Run scenario again but switched sides. She played the "grays" and I played the "Blues". I did tell her a bit about the war but for right now she likes playing with the figures.

For most of the game, we were fairly even. At the start of the last move, we both had captured four flag pieces. By this point, both of us had a few units which were severely depleted. She played a hit and run card and her cavalry units picked off two of my units in a single turn.

So she ran out to her mother in the next room and excited said she'd won. I joined her and provided more details, telling my wife in my daughter's presence how well she'd done and how proud I was (and still am). At some point during that, my daughter declared she only wanted to play wargames from now on!

Today we played a couple of games of Dogfight, and she also played a game (not with me) of Snakes and Ladders. So she's not really not going to play anything else but she has decided she likes wargames!
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Is she old enough to marry? whistle

Edit: ah, only 5. The quest continues...
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Next time there's someone on your lawn, see how she reacts...
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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caracfergus wrote:
Next time there's someone on your lawn, see how she reacts...

We live in a fourth floor apartment.
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Smart girl.
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I can see you are fully embracing the philosophy "Start'em young, raise them right!"
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My brother taught my grandniece how to play Battle Cry when she was that age and she immediately started playing more complex games with him. I'm jealous of both of you on that score. I thought I had influenced my eldest grandson properly when I had him beating his father at Othello when he was four, but as a freshman in high school, he's more interested in girls than in the Star Wars miniatures set I got him for Christmas.

I tried to tell him that there's plenty of time for rejection in later high school and college, but his good looks are bound to get him in trouble before he knows it. Alas, maybe he'll be ready to play GMT and Avalon Hill games with me when my great grandchildren are born. ;)
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I started mine young too. This is age 4. Last year (age 10)I taught her the movement and combat systems of Virgin Queen. cool

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whac3 wrote:
caracfergus wrote:
Next time there's someone on your lawn, see how she reacts...

We live in a fourth floor apartment.


Even better.
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She asked to play a wargame virtually first thing when she got home today from gan (preschool in American terms). I needed to do some work and so introduced her to a card wargame The Battle for Hill 218 figuring it would be quicker. I'm not sure it was except for set-up time but that is significant. I think she likes playing with figures though and being able to win.
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p38_Lightning wrote:
I started mine young too. This is age 4. Last year (age 10)I taught her the movement and combat systems of Virgin Queen. cool



Wow. More power to her.
 
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Any of these precocious kids for sale or trade??

I'd give up my 22 yr old daughter in nursing school that hates wargames. I gotta say, she paying the freight re school, so no worry to you.

Or maybe my unpunched, unplayed copy of The Longest Day, or maybe swap out your pick of my collection...multiple items 'till the deal is done???

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NO? No, Really7???You mean: NO!....soblue


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Lucky guys....
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We played the 1st Bull Run scenario again but switched sides.


When the second Battle of Bull Run isn't the Second Battle of Bull Run but the Battle of First Manassas...
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