He was most pleased with his purchase and has been seen around the house playing games with them.
On Tuesday night he suddenly declared, "Hey Dad I can do Garden Wars with these men! Will you play with me tomorrow?"
How could I resist?
My only request was that he count the men and mark on the troops what number they were so that we could make sure not to loose any in the tall grass ... known as forest in the game.
|The real win came later, when my young son decided to write out some rules ... this is the 'cover'|
|the beige troops were under my control, they have a jet|
|and a tan, along with 28 men, a mix of officers, radio men, grenadier, flamethrowers, riflemen and a metal-detector soldier|
|the green were under his control, they have helicopter, tank and similar men, with mortars instead of bazooka|
|here is the commander laying out his forces|
|action started (there were no rules written) so I just followed along with what was decided and tried to keep it all in my head. I did show the boy all about men riding on the back of a tank.|
|then my jet went into action - not quite shooting down his helicopter after my bazookas had killed his tank|
|the not quite dead helicopter then killed my jet and went on to destroy my tank|