I have a coffee standing order which comes once a month. The boxes are most useful for storing figures-
I also wondered about using them as a game in a box. I was thinking of using them to store both sides in a particular period, enough for a game on the permanent Wargames set up. This would perhaps also have appropriate scenery and other bits n bobs. All I would do would be take the box off the shelf and play. Perhaps also the box might have a couple of dice, a4 sheet of rules and a measuring stick. First one to be worked on will be a 1920s where the Holy Roman Empire still exists and a plethora of little states fall in and out of alliances. In other words an excuse for 40mm semi flat fun.
Yesterday I was reading about the Reichswehr and it’s training. The training manuals encouraged cavalry to still use lances , in spite of WW1, until they were abolished in 1927..
An instant game in a box sounds like a very good idea, especially if you have limited time or undecided gaming “block”. Will you put some scenario ideas in there as well?ReplyDelete
Scenario ideas might be well worth considering as an addition…Delete
I was thinking the same as Mark, and have to agree about the horses as well, very nice.ReplyDelete
Horses are Prince August, I seem to recall someone saying. They were an eBay buy.Delete
The game in a box concept is one I am constantly working on, just ask my wife! There is a constant (light-hearted) battle in my household of “but this would be perfect for xyz” vs “honey you have so many things for your little guys” haha!ReplyDelete
It was ever thus in wargaming households.Delete
I store my (6 & 10mm) figures in old Ferrero Rocher boxes that are 21x21x3cm. I line them with magnetic sheets and have magnets on the figures bases. A truly portable wargame could be created with them.ReplyDelete
Excellent plan. I do like to hear the creative ideas folk come up with.ReplyDelete