Crossposted from my ManofTIN Two Blog
Toy soldiers, gaming, Imagi-Nations
Crossposted from my ManofTIN Two Blog
Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two post
Packing my snowball teams of Lemax snowballer 54mm figures (including two mystery teams not made by Lemax) and Christmas village snow terrain ready for the Woking 54mm Games Day this Saturday March 4th 2023.
March 4th is also celebrated by some around the world as Toy Soldier Day … and Marching Band Day!
Simplified rules and variations to playtest at Woking:
I am looking forward to finally taking part in this unusual event – a 54mm toy soldier Games Day, organised by Mike Lewis.
Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 1st March 2023
B.P.S. Blog Post Script
It’s only taken me three or more years to get to Woking, as you can see from my March 2020 post written on the edge of the Pandemic disruption:
An interesting tale of two maps, three books – Featherstone’s famous WW2 scenario in War Games – crossposted from my Man Of TIN Two Blog
Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 12 February 2023
What will 2023 bring on the tabletop?
Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two …
A link to Roger Halvorsen’s interesting blog post from Norway that mentions my Close Wars posts
Crossposted (as appropriate to the plastic soldiers used by Roger) from my Pound Store Plastic Warrior Blog
Annoyingly I find I cannot leave comments on Roger’s post (a Google sign in thing)
Enjoy! Post by Mark Man of TIN 10 December 2022
Some interesting reading, cross-posted from my Man of TIN Blog Two,
Blog post by Mark Man Of TIN, 8 December 2022
Crossposted (with apologies for any duplications) from my Man Of TIN Two blog,
being a selection of recent blog posts from my DMZ Demilitarised Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop Project. https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com
Man of TIN Blog one is now almost 100% full of its free GB amount after six years of photo-heavy blogging about gaming and toy soldiers. I will maintain Man Of TIN Blog one and crosspost as needed from its progression / extension site Man of TIN Blog Two.
Specific posts about Scouting Wide Games, Sidetracked (railway overlaps with gaming) etc. will continue to go out on their own niche WordPress blogs.
Blog links posted by Mark Man of TIN, 8/9 October 2022
Work in Progress: The next Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop patrol or group is a little different. They are the 1st St Trinians Girl Guides, no less.
The St Trinians Guides appear in at least one film to retrieve casualties on stretchers on First Aid duty during one of the famous hockey matches (or hockey massacres).
These girls are conversions from the Little Britons STS 42mm Range LBB30 Boy Scout figure, using PVA glue and tissue paper for skirt / pinafore dress and untidy hair, with a file and snips to roughen the hats up.
Dressed in a motley assortment of hats, guide uniform and school uniform from the 1930s and 40s, these gals eschew the traditional scout staff for the more effective duelling or melee weapon of the hockey stick. I found modelling a lacrosse stick a bit tricky; the odd croquet mallet might be possible instead.
More on St Trinians, the original Ronald Searle cartoons and their wartime origins, several YouTube film clips, including their school or battle song (with its astute military strategy) here at:
Crossposted from my Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop blog.
Blog post by Mark Man Of TIN (1970s British Cub Scout, Bronze Arrow, retired) 11 September 2022
A gaming scenario for the future, inspired by the GURU Pig blog, about a group of deserters, guerrillas or even vampires preying on the participants on either side of a battle.
My enemy’s enemy is not always your friend.
Crossposted on 4 September 2022 from my Man Of TIN Two extension site: