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Well I don't know where this goes, so it's the mods now :wink:

So, my schools club has been going for some time now and all the old vets have left, so we can't get any real games done
So I was wondering if heresy has any cool ideas on what you could do to keep kids happy for ~1hr after school on a Monday
We currently play space hulk bait which is cool, but when you only have 10yr olds as fodder, there's not much out-thinking needed
Other than that we often have like a free for all with ~6 models as they can't handle anything else
And we have plans to introduce dread fleet soon
So what I'm asking is do you guys have any suggestions for scenarios or anything that would take you kids 1hr or even less (half an hour for you guys:wink: ) these could even be aimed at helping them learn the rules so we can do more and have more fun

And also do you have any suggestions as to things the club could purchase, we already have...
Black reach
Dark vengeance
Space hulk :grin: bet your jelly :grin:
Dread fleet (mine really but same end result)
More Scenary than models (practically)

So yeah, just any advice on how to run a school club really
(I'm the unofficial leader being the one kid that knows what the @!$? he's doing)
 

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Having more scenery than models, and limited time, practically screams "Kill Team" to me.

Beyond that... I think all the Specialist stuff is being EOLed, which is a shame - with only one or two models still available for each you can hear the various sections yelling just to shoot them. You can still grab the basic Blood Bowl (likely because of the computer games) but that's about it.

WFB has its own starter set but I've no idea how it plays. Actually, GW has some sort of support specifically for school clubs, including a contact that might have some ideas. And hey, 10 years olds are only a year away from being 11 years olds - which means they can take part in the School League soon ;)
 

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I really wanted to play BFG with them, but GW killed it which really does make me sad?
Might look into blood bowl actually
But the main problem is that many(all) of them don't know how to play, they get how to move but they don't know how to properly shoot or melee or anything, and it doesn't help that those that do know the stuff just run straight in there and the kids that don't know their stuff, get stuck, so I find myself telling them constantly that smerfs have a 3+ save and you get tohits by 7-bs but they just don't get it
Which is why we stick to simple things like space hulk and dread fleet
I would really just want to them to learn the rules and it would all be fixed but kids nowadays days care more for video games than tabletop ones :(
 

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You could try 40k in 40 minutes.

The game is no more than 400 points per side. No model with more than 2 wounds. No model with a save better than 3+. Normal Army organisation except only 1 troop and no HQ is mandatory. No vehicle which has a combined armour value of 33 (so a Rhino is fine with armour 11+11+10 = 32, but a dread is not with armour 12+12+10 = 34)

The limit of 400 points means it simple to create lists of 2 or 3 units. Give each participant a squad to use so they work as a team against the opposing army.

You will get 1 game in with 4 or 5 kids easily in 40 minutes if you are organised before hand. You could esgin to balanced armies and bring them so they don't have to do anything except turn up and learn.
 

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