Many of you scoffed when I said I was making Star Wars HoTT armies "for my daughter" last year but, indeed, they are for her. And this weekend Obi-Jess Kenobi gave them a try.
We started with some very simple and small armies. She played the rebels as was her preference and put a nasty beating on me two games in a row. We played a very straight up HoTT game with Stormtroopers as blades, dewbacks as knights, speederbikes as riders and the rest as warbands or heroes.
Her initial success meant she wanted to try out more cool stuff so we added in a laser cannon, an AT-AT and some snow speeders (artillery, behemoth and flyers respectively). Those damned wookies were a real pain in the butt as warband!
She then lost as more stands meant relatively scarcer pips to move them. Jess then decided she'd rather play imperials so we switched sides. Here she is refusing the centre... I managed to eek out a win but her behemoth general proved hard to kill.
Not so Darth Vader who got surrounded. Apparently "I am the master now" is less funny when you say it while taking a poor eight-year-old-girl's hero off of the table. A fun game and how many wargames games can you teach an eight-year-old in an hour?
Up next: it is club night at the EWG tomorrow and I am also working on two sci-fi HoTT armies. Then back to more 1/72 Macedonians.