WW2 Wargaming on a Budget – Tom the Wargamer and Historical Wargaming on YouTube

Interesting blog post by Scotia Albion about a recent series of YouTube videos by Tom a young wargamer talking about budget ways for a young gamer of getting into historical wargames (as well as Sci-fi and D&D). For example:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oCeHBYNCRI0

https://scotiaalbion.blogspot.com/2020/09/tom-wargamer-future.html

Good to see positive and supportive comments by many other (older) gamers. I think we all recognise a bit of our early gaming history in Tom’s short Youtube videos.

Good to see Peter Dennis’ Paperboys books of figures, rules and terrain featured.

Good to see Airfix red box WW2 Infantry featured as a budget alternative to more expensive plastic figures for Bolt Action games etc.

A shame for younger gamers like Tom that the Airfix range is so intermittent and patchy historically on the Airfix.com shop and elsewhere

Adding in tanks, Tom admits, is going to get fiddly (kit making) and expensive – a shame the Airfix range of cheap readymade plastic tanks, landing craft and vehicles is no longer around.

For cheap tanks etc, you need to go Pound Store and cheap plastic playsets but choice of tank may be limited by the historical accuracy of Bolt Action rules.

Anyway good to see younger voices coming through. Bravo Tom!

Everything that Pound Store Plastic Warriors is about – wargaming on a budget.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors 20 September 2020.

Pound Store Plastic Warriors 4th Blogaversary

This past week four years ago I branched out from my regular main Man of TIN blog to start my occasional Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, covering the joyously budget plastic figure gaming end of my toy soldier hobby.

Rainbow warriors – 5 different plastic colours per £1 bag

This week I shall be working on these baker’s dozen figures as space pilots, having rewatched Star Wars Rogue One on DVD and still working my way through four series of grungy Battlestar Galactica (2004 version) available free in the U.K. on BBC I-Player.

Four years on from starting the blog, a bag of cheap plastic tat with conversion potential still gives me as much joy as new metal or more expensive plastic gaming figures. I enjoy the wonky out of scale playsets and accessories as well as the sometimes oddly worded packaging.

Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog – It all keeps me happily in touch with my inner seven year old with never quite enough pocket money!

More about these c. 40mm plastic semi-flat figures previously on Pound Store Plastic Warriors:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/modern-flats-and-toys-for-a-pound-online-pound-store-soldiers/

Here’s to another year of cheap and cheerful!

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 13 September 2020