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:
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.