Why the sudden resurgence in this fledgling, little project? Well, we spent this past Saturday with our eight year-old grandson treating him to a day of hiking, shopping, and dining to celebrate his recent birthday. One of the stops was a game store. The store was lined ceiling to floor with Warhammer, Flames of War, and Star Wars figures. Spotting the Star Wars figures, he made a beeline to that section and quickly picked out a couple of sets. The new sets chosen were Clone Troopers with a separate leader.
Today’s requested after-school activity was the assembly of the figures picked up over the weekend. We occupied ourselves for several hours building the eight figures in the two packs. Next week, we plan to lay down the primer on the figures before turning to painting them. With him having never used a spray can before, it will be interesting to see how this exercise pans out. He has mastered figure assembly. We will see how spray painting works for us. Soon, we will be be considering a small game.
I have finally committed to taking my first step in hosting a remote wargame. I will be on deck for next Tuesday's session in which I hope(!) to muddle through hosting my first remote game. On the docket is an ECW battle. While I initially fielded about 20 units per side for the planned game, reason surfaced and I cut back each army by five units. Each of the combatants will field a more manageable 15 units.
Below is a view of the game table, before force reductions, showing the big screen display at the end of the 12 foot table viewed during a solo testing session.