Daily Archives: July 16, 2017

HAWKs run Games for Kids at Historicon

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As usual, the Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielsers ran several games focusing on kids at Historicon.  Below is a quick rundown on some of them.

Navies for Kids Giveaway

Buck Surdu ran a game in which a group of kids were given a box full of boats and other materials.  They then chose sales for a stack of patterns and colored them.  Then we helped them hot glue the sails to the masts.  With a set of rules designed for this game, we ran a naval action pitting side A against side B.  When the game was over, the kids took hope their two decorated boats, two more the assemble, rules, dice, measuring sticks, a sea cloth, and everything they would need to run the game at home for their buddies.

Some of the kids inspecting their supplies

Decorating sails

Getting help to hot glue the sails to their masts

Waiting patiently

The game in full swing

The kids and their loot

Armies for Kids Giveaway

We worked all year through a series of club painting days and other events to build six complete sets of armies (one French and one Prussian) for a 15mm Franco-Prussian War giveaway.  As in previous years, the kids played the game and then each went home with a French Army, a Prussian Army, terrain, dice, tape measures, and a ground cloth.

Some of the kids playing the FPW game

Another view of the game in progress

Duncan puts a set of figures back together after the game.

Putting sets together to hand out to the kids.

Santa Duncan hands out loot

Duncan and the six lucky kids

Chris Johnson’s Award-Winning ACW Kids’ Game

Chris was presented an award from the convention staff for this kids’ game.

Eric Schlegel’s Award-Winning ACW Kid’s Game

Duncan Adams’ Lionheart Game for Kids

Geoff Graff’s Award-Winning Lego Pirate Game for Kids

This has been a perennial favorite in the HAWKs rooms for many years.  Geoff never fails to keep the kids entertained and engaged!

The game gets under way.

You can tell that Geoff enjoys these games as much as the kids

A boat full of Lego pirates. The ship comes apart to reveal the lower decks.

The answer to my question, “Who had fun?”

A happy Geoff and some happy kids – or maybe that’s redundant…

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More Napoleonic fun from Iron Man Dave, his fifth of six games…

More Napoleonic fun from Iron Man Dave, his fifth of six games he ran this weekend.

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Bill built a 3D representation of the exploration ship Znutar…

Bill built a 3D representation of the exploration ship Znutar for a miniatures version of The Awful Green Things from Outer space.

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Navies for kids giveaway. We ran a game in which the kids…

Navies for kids giveaway. We ran a game in which the kids decorated the sails on their boats, which we hit glued to the masts. Then they fought a brief naval action. After the game they took home their boats, a couple more to assemble at home, rules, dice, movement sticks, and a sea cloth to play the game at home with their buddies.

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Geoff running his perennially popular pirate game with legos for…

Geoff running his perennially popular pirate game with legos for kids.

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Action at Pomme du Terre, this time in 1944.

Action at Pomme du Terre, this time in 1944.

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Franco Prussian War 15mm Armies for Kids giveaway. All the kids…

Franco Prussian War 15mm Armies for Kids giveaway. All the kids who participated went home with two painted armies, a ground cloth, terrain pieces, dice, rulers, and rules to play the game at home with their buddies.

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More Tekumel.

More Tekumel.

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Germans advancing through the town of Pomme du Terre in 1940…

Germans advancing through the town of Pomme du Terre in 1940 using Combat Patrol.

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Another modern game from the Byrnes’.

Another modern game from the Byrnes’.

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