This time was a first. I bought a couple of the relatively easy-to-assemble Armourfast kits, and the kids each built their first Panther (with a little grown-up assistance).
Actually there is one rule: as soon as a tank gets broken, the game stops. We have lost a few gun barrels this way. But my loyal plastic and lead soldiers are willing to accept some casualties as they know that it is in a good cause. I'm sure it won't be long before the kids graduate to playing some actual wargames with me. I anticipate I will lose these fairly consistently for a while, but again, if it gets them interested in the games then it will be a price worth paying ...
The horrors of war
An idyllic scene