Poundstore Para Dice

Do you have favourite dice?

Donald Featherstone had lucky dice that are now presented as part of the annual  Featherstone trophy.

You can spend a fortune on dice in gaming shops. Sometimes I come across some useful cheap and colourful dice that save you lots of cash to spend on figures.

Dice £1 a pack from Tiger stores on the high street.

Having a range of colourful dice is useful as you can distinguish different figures from each other in melee and decision making dice.

I prefer standard D6 type of 6 sided dice. Some old dice become real favourites, long used; the weirdly shaped Dungeons and Dragons dice do little for me. Each to their dice own!

A mixture of well  used dice including the hand numbered dice made as a child; the D & D dice are rarely used, a present from the early eighties.
One day I will understand these rules and love these dice ( but not yet) …

posted by Mr MIN Man of TIN, June 2016.


Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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