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Well after a nearly eight year hiatus from GW games, I have begun my very own tale of four gamers. I am building an army for my two kids, my wife and myself. My daughter loves princesses and knights, so she picked Brettonia. My son is a big fan of powerful wizards, so High Elves are a go. My wife, well she really doesn't care much, but is willing to join in for more family time, and she chose the Wood Elves. I have always been partial to the Empire- they are like little wee pansy Imperial Guardsmen.

I want to introduce the kids slowly, let them figure out movement and hand-to-hand, before adding in ranged shots, cavalry, war machines, etc, etc. To that end I have mounds of plastic around right now. I have completed builds and priming for Men-at-Arms, Warriors, Eternal Guard and Swordsmen. New reinforcments arrived today in the form of Bowmen, Archers, Glade Guard and Handgunners.

A couple months ago I built a game table, and started cranking out terrain. I got side tracked with a 15mm version of Utah Beach (complete now except for trees, a couple bunkers, and the marsh water behind the beach). So we are good to go with a place to play.

BAck to me, I have been gaming for years. All through college I was hard core into 40K. I dabbled in fantasy, then found Flames of War, which pushed everything into the background. I do tire of new editions to GW games, so I think we are going to stick with the 7th Ed rules- since I had just purchased them when 8th was announced....

I work too much, but it pays for minis and paint, so what the heh. I'll post infrequently bbut I will readd and lurk alot.

KT out.
 

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Thanks for the welcome.

Mostly Amis in FoW. I have a full battalion of both leg infantry and paratroops, plus a company of armor to support either one. I have German opponents, though not in battalion strength. I have a largish PanzerGren force and I am currently painting a grenadier force. I have a mountain of boxes including the 372nd Infantry, the 29th Infantry, tanks galore, more infantry, more arty, blah blah blah to build and paint.

I need to get the pics I ahve taken uploaded and posted, I am pretty proud of the Utah Beach table, it is turning out nice.
 

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Welcome to the forums! :) I can understand your reticence regarding the new rules, particularly since you each have 3 opponents who also use 7th ed rules. Though I would say that you could pick up just the rulebook for 8th easily enough if you have a look on ebay (if ever the fancy took you). Also, the HE models in Island of Blood are not a bad source of models for expanding your son's army at some point.

Do post some terrain pictures up if you get the chance though.
 
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