Monday, 2 June 2014

The look of the thing... is filled with some super photos of Fantasy games of some years ago,do pop by for a look...
Any how ( this evening, a tad tired and melancholy, and wallowing in rosy tinted memories of my youth) it got me recalling my Mythical Earth Minifigs games circa 1976- badly painted figures transported in one of my father's cardboard shirt boxes to play on a piece of hardboard on my friend's house floor. A few bits of  terrain (including a bridge which got totally blocked in one game when the trolls turned to stone stopping everyone/thing else crossing the river) and loads and loads of fun.
I recall vaguely some Mythical Earth games played at the South East of Scotland Wargames Club with lovely figures and terrain- have you got any photos of the games at all Jim Duncan, if so I'd love to see them...
Sadly I never took photos of my games but I would love to see photos from magazines of the mid 70s showing Mythical Earth figures in a game.I don't even know if any articles were written let alone published. Can anyone cast a light on all this?


  1. Yep, nostalgia is a funny old thing. Any idea what rules you used, or did you make it up as you went along (always more fun)?

  2. Used the set that the SESWC produced at the time,still excellent and worth a look...
    great fun.I did write a set for ME with another chap around that time,found them the other month/year,they weren't too bad on reading...

  3. I began fantasy gaming back in '83. Oddly enough I came across some fantasy figures from those early days in my lead pile and painted them up last month!

  4. Alan, I don't have any photographs of the ME games that I played. It was a very long time ago.

    There are some club photographs of a Minas Tirith game in the Claymore archives. I'll haul them out for you when I get back to the UK in a couple of weeks.


    1. That would be really kind Jim,I really look forward to seeing them...

  5. I know Battle magazine had several articles about fantasy, but a quick look at the copies I have only show figure shots, none of war-games! I will try to do a more careful search.