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Jeremy Blowers
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I come home after a long day at work and I find my son has some how convinced my wife that it is ok to "play" one of my games.

At first horrified.. I then realize he is having FUN! ...and not damaging anything. We decide to play a game together (not by the REAL rules of course. He is only 3!)

I think I am going to have a wargamer on my hands in a few years :D

Proud father of Future war gamer!



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Well done. I'd suggest that you pick up a copy of Memoir '44 at your convenience. There are special "Rules for Junior Generals" (you leave out the Command Cards with lots of text) that may be useful when playing with kids.
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When my Doomed Battalions came the other day, my son's first question was, so when will I be able to play "The Army Game?"
 
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When you say "horrified" what do you mean? And not damaging anything?

Horrified because he´s playing with your game or because he is playing
a wargame?

It is true, he looks like he´s having lots of fun.

Nice pictures.





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I can't identify the game, what game is it?
 
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Jeremy Blowers
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mapiu2001 wrote:

When you say "horrified" what do you mean? And not damaging anything?

Horrified because he´s playing with your game or because he is playing
a wargame?

It is true, he looks like he´s having lots of fun.

Nice pictures.:)







What I mean is that my tall stack of Wargames has always been like my private gold mine... very protective of them!

I was horrified at the thought that my games would go the way of many other things... if you have children you know what I mean. Broken boxes.. Missing pieces.. etc.

I guess he opened my eyes to the possibility of a new use for these games... Fun time with Father and son. ;)
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Marc Puig
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I understand now what you mean perfectly.

My child is five and I have the same feeling. I always try to keep an
eye on him when he´s playing my games, but I like he plays with them
and I like to play with him my games.

He knows I take care about the soldiers and the games and he deals with my games more respectfully. I think that it is a good way to teach him to take care about their own things.

Thanks for the pictures.

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GreyLord wrote:
I can't identify the game, what game is it?



Field Command: Singapore 1942

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Now that I have a copy of A&A50, I let my 5 yr old play with my original version. It's a lot of fun. The Russian Navy has never gotten so much use.
 
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