Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Guards Assault!


This evening saw a floor battle pitting a unit of the "Clothespin Guards" in an assault on a town complete with dragon's lair, several 90mm knights and a pair of huge "Transformers" locked in a battle royal with my son who defended a fort armed only with a "Nerf" gun. Despite three charges in assault column, the Guards took heavy casualties (and the dragon didn't fare so well either....). But given the heavy fire of my opponent, and the fact that the Transformers seemed to remain neutral, the outcome was never in doubt!

The "Nerf" gun worked well as a substitute for the more traditional 4.7 inch Naval Gun of "Little Wars" fame, though it's "laser" aiming device I think made the game a bit lopsided! The wooden clothespin soldiers did ok under fire only loosing a few rifles to Nerf hits...

8 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

I see that you now have a mounted figure (although his uniform has not yet arrived).


-- Jeff

littlejohn said...

yes, I never quite got around to painting the mounted guys up..though I had better hurry up, as my son is just starting to "grow out" of the clothespin soldiers...He has recently taken a keen interest in my 30mm stuff and has even painted up a few RSM jagers, (they look pretty cool...even if they are "parti" colored!)

Peter said...

When my boys where younger we had some Playmobil pirate battles in and around a cardboard box harbour. I think these where some of the most fun "wargames" I ever had. Long live childhood.

Pjotr

Archduke Piccolo said...

I recall seeing a picture book of 'The Grand Old Duke of York' that used clothes peg soldiers, or something like. a very tempting idea! I like the H.G. Wells 'Floor Games' look, as well
Wonderful!
Cheers,\Ion

OIIIIIIIO said...

Never, ever, trust a transformer - they just dont know what they really are....

OIIIIIIO

Fitz-Badger said...

This made me smile.
If he's painting minis it might be time to start thinking about gaming using them, with him.

littlejohn said...

Fitz,

Yes, I'm thinking the same...just a few simple rules to get the ball rolling! I was moving the guards towards him (about 6") after every shot to give him a sense of the move/ fire idea. ...It won't be long I think till he is writing the rules himself:)!

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