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Malorian
19-01-2010, 23:06
So when my daughter was almost one year old I spread out all the fantasy army books in front of her and placed her in the middle to see which one she would pick.

She picked Skaven and I now feel it is fate for her to play skaven (jokingly of course).

Well last week was my son's turn... and what does he pick? He turns completely around and crawls away to play with a nerf football...

The father-nerd in me wept :cries:


Anyone else do anything like this with their kids?

Ozorik
19-01-2010, 23:39
Try it again but this time surround him, no getting away this time :)

enyoss
19-01-2010, 23:41
Try it again but this time surround him, no getting away this time :)

... and replace each and every book with a copy of Ogre Kingdoms. He must learn that disobedience will result in punishment.

Ozorik
19-01-2010, 23:44
That may count as child abuse though

puppetmaster24
19-01-2010, 23:44
... and replace each and every book with a copy of Ogre Kingdoms. He must learn that disobedience will result in punishment.

i loled at that.

i am afraid malorian that you must accept that your son will play 40k. or even "shudders" Lord of the rings :cries:

Lemonbrick
19-01-2010, 23:44
I hadn't thought of doing it but when i have kids (the pressure is on) then I will do this

probably starting with food reqwards for choosing fantasy over 40K....

GenerationTerrorist
20-01-2010, 00:16
That may count as child abuse though

Lol!!!!

(Similar thing has been said about my attempts to convince my neice to support West Ham United)

Seabo
20-01-2010, 01:23
My son is all over the SpaceMarines due to 'Funky Cool Robots!!'.
Hasn't really said much about Fantasy though ;)

Red Metal
20-01-2010, 01:27
Well last week was my son's turn... and what does he pick? He turns completely around and crawls away to play with a nerf football...

That means he wants to play Blood Bowl. :)

ChaosVC
20-01-2010, 02:50
My Niece keep trying to sit with me everytime I try to fix up or paint my models asking alot of question...pontential hobbyist...with a hidden agenda to destroy :p

GodSlayer
20-01-2010, 03:01
Two years old: already eyeing my dwarfs. (Maybe because my canons have wheels and he thinks they are trains...) But always sticks around when my friend brings his 'little characters'.

Looks at my half painted army of DE and admits that they look better painted than those primed.

At least, he'll probably be interested in playing a painted army (:shifty: in the general direction of 'those kind' of threads)

Duke Georgal
20-01-2010, 04:19
My oldest daughter wanted nothing to do with games.

My middle daughter (now 21) was a Pokemon player, Lizardman and O&G general, and even won a RTT with her Eldar once.

My baby girl (now 14) is an evil German general in Flames of War. She may be the only middle school cheerleader in the USA that can tell apart a Jagdpanzer IV and a StuG IV with just a quick glance.

I am so proud.

I never tested them for ITTGPD (infant table top gaming pre-disposition), they just took a curiosity for what I was doing as they grew up.

dragonlancr
20-01-2010, 04:28
Hate to say it, but you said it best yourself Mal!


Have everything setup but don't force them to play.

If the site of the painted models, painted terrain, dice, and army books aren't enough to draw them in then nothing will.

Haha! Just kidding. (sort of!) Actually, I have a four year old and a two and a half year old, and I do something similar. I sometimes will hypothesize a scenario in my head such as "how many night goblins would it take to break a unit of Longbeards?" (example).

I then grab my dice and hand some to the four year old and let them roll for one of the sides for true unbiased results! :D My children are very curious about the game, but oddly enough my daughter is way more interested than my son! Interesting...

Anvilbrow
20-01-2010, 05:56
I took it a *tiny* step further.

Each of my sons (ages 8 and 5) has an army already, although they don't know it (and yes, that's what I kept telling mysefl as I bought the armies shortly after they were each born).

My 8 year old likes to play boardgames with me (MB's Battlecry, Memoir '44, Stratego- the simple stuff) and can hardly wait until the day he can do more than simply roll dice for me when I have buddies over to play Fantasy. Although to be honest, with his fanaticism for all things Denver Broncos, I think I'll likely let him cut his teeth on Bloodowl.

My 5 year old is interested in trains and Star Wars, so no Warhammer as of yet.

My 3 year old daughter would play any army... if they were pink. And had lots of jewelry. And toy cell phones. And rode My Little Ponies.

In all honesty, I kind of hope my sons have little to no interest in Warhammer, I'd rahter they stayed active in physical activities. As a high school teacher, I see definite health/lifestyle differences in my students between the gamers and the non-gamers.

ChaosVC
20-01-2010, 06:25
My oldest daughter wanted nothing to do with games.

My middle daughter (now 21) was a Pokemon player, Lizardman and O&G general, and even won a RTT with her Eldar once.

My baby girl (now 14) is an evil German general in Flames of War. She may be the only middle school cheerleader in the USA that can tell apart a Jagdpanzer IV and a StuG IV with just a quick glance.

I am so proud.

I never tested them for ITTGPD (infant table top gaming pre-disposition), they just took a curiosity for what I was doing as they grew up.

I wish I have daughters like them, I will be very proud as well.:D

The Red Scourge
20-01-2010, 06:43
In all honesty, I kind of hope my sons have little to no interest in Warhammer, I'd rahter they stayed active in physical activities. As a high school teacher, I see definite health/lifestyle differences in my students between the gamers and the non-gamers.

It is possible to do both. It just takes a little 'parenting' :)

AramilSairSianontel
20-01-2010, 06:50
Malorian this is a great thread, seriously the first to make me laugh aloud in front of my computer screen for months :D Seriusly now surrounding the child with ogre kingdoms books could get you into jail. :P

Condottiere
20-01-2010, 07:25
Try placing a D&D book in the pile.

Razakel
20-01-2010, 07:38
i loled at that.

i am afraid malorian that you must accept that your son will play 40k. or even "shudders" Lord of the rings :cries:

"And then he turned the gun on himself."

Unuhexium
20-01-2010, 08:37
This is actually a pretty interesting idea. I've been thinking a bit about this since I'm studying to become a teacher. Immersive learning in formative years could, in theory, raise children's skills in some fields. I for example, was surrounded by tools and broken machinery from an early age and while I wouldn't like working as a mechanic, I have a good general understanding of engines and electronics.

Colouring books aren't the way to go. Get some cheap minis, some brushes you don't care too much about and get them started. Hand eye coordination for the win.

Peregijn
20-01-2010, 09:38
:eyebrows: right... i like it

AramilSairSianontel
20-01-2010, 09:54
My oldest daughter wanted nothing to do with games.

My middle daughter (now 21) was a Pokemon player, Lizardman and O&G general, and even won a RTT with her Eldar once.

My baby girl (now 14) is an evil German general in Flames of War. She may be the only middle school cheerleader in the USA that can tell apart a Jagdpanzer IV and a StuG IV with just a quick glance.

I am so proud.

I never tested them for ITTGPD (infant table top gaming pre-disposition), they just took a curiosity for what I was doing as they grew up.

You should be! Congrats on your wonderful kids! I trust you often play against each other:) that's the basis of family bonding me and my dad used to play mario kart at SNES

warlord hack'a
20-01-2010, 10:03
My two week old daughter feel asleep when she was on my lap while I was brosing through the SRB (for the umpthieth time), so no interst there yet. But then again, perhaps it is better if she first learns that the things that keep hitting her in the face are her own hands.. ;-).

My 20 month old son is on schedule though, I gave him my 6th edition O&G book to drool upon ;-).

Davo
20-01-2010, 10:13
I took it a *tiny* step further.



In all honesty, I kind of hope my sons have little to no interest in Warhammer, I'd rahter they stayed active in physical activities. As a high school teacher, I see definite health/lifestyle differences in my students between the gamers and the non-gamers.

I was the sporty type who while was aware of Warhammer had no real interest in it until I broke my leg in a rugby game at the age of 13. I sat around painting a friends models and reading some of the fluff and rules and soon found that I wanted to try this thing for myself. Only really played for three years before other stuff started to get in the way of the hobby a wee bit (girls/socialising/just being a teenager). However, now at 26 years of age I find myself a (hopefully) well adjusted adult who has recently caught the Warhammer bug again. Just goes to show, many of those "sporty" types at your school may in fact be gamers, they're just hiding it from some of the other kids like I did at school. *shame*

Leogun_91
20-01-2010, 10:16
i loled at that.

i am afraid malorian that you must accept that your son will play 40k. or even "shudders" Lord of the rings :cries:You do not see the horrible omens in his post, his son will play a game so horrible no word can properly describe it......football, why else would he chose the ball when surrounded by the glory of heaven.


My 3 year old daughter would play any army... if they were pink.Tzeentch daemons it is.

kormas
20-01-2010, 11:07
tbh i am fairly sporty (go ju ryu karate + basketball) and i am a gamer (i am 16) and i have a fair few mates who are just as sporty that play wfb as well. i guess it really depends on what you focus on when you are raised, just keep a balance between games and sport and it should turn out good.

tho i have to say that i lolled when i read this :p,

AramilSairSianontel
20-01-2010, 11:57
Just goes to show, many of those "sporty" types at your school may in fact be gamers, they're just hiding it from some of the other kids like I did at school. *shame*

It's sad actually. Kids can be cruel :(

Gen.Steiner
20-01-2010, 12:08
I read to my son from the background sections of Codexes and Army Books every night.

He quite likes my toy soldiers but, at almost one, is content to simply try and eat them at the minute! :p

Commodus Leitdorf
20-01-2010, 12:39
My advice is to read a bedtime story to him every night....and by bedtime story I mean Army book fluff! Or just make a bunch of flash cards with pictures on them to teach him the Alphabet!

A is for Armour
B is for Beastmen
C is for Corsair

etc...

He will be gaming in no time!

ashc
20-01-2010, 13:46
My 18-month old boy gets incredibly excited watching sword-fights on television (Star Wars, Robin Hood, Pirates of the Caribbean, you name it he is sat on my lap whooping and swiping at the tv!) so perhaps there is a chance...

EDIT: As an afterthought he also really likes watching fires. Perhaps I should worry.

Leogun_91
20-01-2010, 13:48
My 18-month old boy gets incredibly excited watching sword-fights on television (Star Wars, Robin Hood, Pirates of the Caribbean, you name it he is sat on my lap whooping and swiping at the tv!) so perhaps there is a chance...

EDIT: As an afterthought he also really likes watching fires. Perhaps I should worry.Nah....don't worry, show him the awesomeness that is "flaming sword of rhuin"

ashc
20-01-2010, 13:50
Nah....don't worry, show him the awesomeness that is "flaming sword of rhuin"

:eek: Now that is bound to get him, combining his love of swords, AND fire!

(also see: Hellfire Sword, Banner of Hellfire, and all things pointy and burny!)

:shifty:

szlachcic
20-01-2010, 13:58
In all honesty, I kind of hope my sons have little to no interest in Warhammer, I'd rahter they stayed active in physical activities. As a high school teacher, I see definite health/lifestyle differences in my students between the gamers and the non-gamers.

While I agree there is a certain stereotype you will see at any high school you go to, I don't think this has to be the case. Personally I played Warhammer all throughout my high school career as well as being on the varsity (American) Football team for 3 of my years there (started 2), and threw shot for the Track & Field team. Just because you do one doesn't mean you can't do the other, even if some people would like to make it seem otherwise.

@Malorian: Keep at it, eventually your son should fall to the temptation mwahahaha.

Gen.Steiner
20-01-2010, 14:05
On a serious note, just having the stuff out and painting/playing with it in your child's presence will make them (and anyone else nearby) curious eventually.

razormasticator
20-01-2010, 14:10
My son has a small group of Black Reach Orks I made for him.

gsmc
20-01-2010, 14:11
Malorian - you need to look to see which book your son drooled on the most. This is clearly where his interest lies - even if he can't articulate it well. He may have been trying to seem masculine by going for the football.

I'm actually a reverse victim. My oldest son dragged me into Games Workshop repeatedly and eventually pestered me into getting the old starter set. He like orcs so I got empire. At 16 his warhammer interest has been replaced by girls, hanging out and even occasionally studying. I on he other hand have joyfully released my inner games nerd and now have a mostly painted 8k empire army and am wondering what's next in what appears to have grown into a lifelong interest.

My 13 year old has a robust ogre army which he selected because he liked the models but he finds them difficult to win with.

My daughter (9) is slowly collecting a set of brightly painted skaven. as if clan Moulder had been working on chameleon transformations - now theres and idea.

Rolo Ramone
20-01-2010, 14:19
Oh men, I can“t wait till the day my 5 months daughter choose an army.

Arbiter7
20-01-2010, 14:22
There is a tradition in india where when the child is at a specific age (don't remember exactly, it might be 6 months old) you place around it a number of different objects, like a book, a pen, a ball, a panting brush e.t.c. and supposedly what it picks is what it will want to do in its life.

(oh but you need to reveal them all at once)

Unuhexium
20-01-2010, 14:56
This thread almost makes me long for the day I'll be a dad.

The SkaerKrow
20-01-2010, 15:08
My 3 year old daughter would play any army... if they were pink. And had lots of jewelry. And toy cell phones. And rode My Little Ponies.So...Bretonnians? :cheese:

Gammalfarmor
20-01-2010, 15:38
cool thread!
As I am only 18 soon 19 I do some babysitting, the kid is 3 years old and when I tell him bedtime stories he learns of the life of Sigmar himself. The funny thing about this is that his mom actually told me that he loves the bedtime stories.

blackjack
20-01-2010, 15:43
I have a step son who was 16 when he asked me about my hobby. He was all insterested until it became clear he would have to read... He then promply lost all interest and went back to his computer game.

Gen.Steiner
20-01-2010, 15:56
I have a step son who was 16 when he asked me about my hobby. He was all insterested until it became clear he would have to read... He then promply lost all interest

You caught him too late. I got the wargaming bug at three, pushing Lego Ironclads around and playing a REALLY basic wargame with my Dad (roll a d6, a 4+ is a hit, enough hits and your Ironclad sinks).

warlord hack'a
20-01-2010, 16:09
you can't start soon enough..

Unuhexium
20-01-2010, 16:10
You caught him too late. I got the wargaming bug at three, pushing Lego Ironclads around and playing a REALLY basic wargame with my Dad (roll a d6, a 4+ is a hit, enough hits and your Ironclad sinks).

Indeed. My dad took me to a youth culture expo when I was nine or ten (soon 26). Since then I've been hooked on wargaming. I've also often been lightyears ahead of my class in English, in no small part, due to Warhammer and MtG. Right now I'm studying English at university and difference is still evident, although not as huge as before. It's unfair to look down on "nerdy" hobbies just because they don' involve kicking a ball around and hugging sweaty men when the ball rolls in between two poles.

Gen.Steiner
20-01-2010, 16:14
Indeed, both should be encouraged. I've always held the concept of the Renaissance Man, someone good at many things (e.g. music, art, sport, writing, etc), in high esteem.

I fully intend to encourage my children to develop varied hobbies, and to reject mine if they so wish. Freedom of expression and growth!

Although if they reject toy soldiers I may reject the concept of pocket money... :shifty:

Malorian
20-01-2010, 16:19
I should also mention them when I open up an army book and show her pictures, my daughter (2) can point out dragons, giants, and knights :D

Unuhexium
20-01-2010, 16:22
Speech training for the win. First to words should be "mommy" "daddy" and if the third word should happen to be "dragon"... so much the better. xD

Gen.Steiner
20-01-2010, 17:06
Ooh, I must try that.

"Dada! Dragon!" :p

GodSlayer
20-01-2010, 17:39
I think at least every boy and some girls already wargamed.
I remember using Legos to build ships/tanks/spaceships and space marines. Made war with them with loosely made up rules.


*After learning the units, learn tactics.
*First one: Line up all slayers towards a enemy. Then say, 'Look! Train!:D' Voilą! Conga line before the time.

KHolbourn
20-01-2010, 19:52
Good show there Malorian :)

I've done likewise as my 4 month old has been helping me in games :)


My co-general tries to rally the troops (http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/zz225/KHolbourn/Game%2039/TheEmpireco-general.jpg)

TheMav80
20-01-2010, 19:59
Ooh, I must try that.

"Dada! Dragon!" :p

I would start to worry if the kid combines the two and starts chanting "Dagon!"
:)

Malorian
20-01-2010, 21:24
Good show there Malorian :)

I've done likewise as my 4 month old has been helping me in games :)

Cute :)


Lately my 'co-general' hasn't been hepling so much as she dumped my friends dice all over the floor (a couple are still missing) and mauled my orc quarterback of my blood blowl team (parts are still missing).

Blizzinam
20-01-2010, 22:36
Funny stuff in this thread. My tip is simply to get them while they are young, but be warned that 40K is attractive to the young mind, i should know :D

Avatar of the Eldar
20-01-2010, 23:02
The father-nerd in me wept :cries:

Literal LOL at that line.

Mal, this is the way of the world I've been bracing myself for long before I had children. You love cars, they'll want to be an interior decorator. You love fantasy genre games, they'll love sports.

That said, my 4 year old son made me buy an Eldar Jetbike (I'm a WFB player) and now I have an entire (half painted) Eldar army that my 9 year old daughter wants to play with at the "Young Generals" night at my LGS.

I think she likes my gaming buddy's son, who plays space marines.

Anvilbrow
21-01-2010, 00:31
It is possible to do both. It just takes a little 'parenting' :)

Don't get me wrong, I am fine with both, heck I played collegiate soccer and joined a fraternity:eek: and still managed to retain a love for little painted fantasy men somehow.

It's just that after fifteen-odd years around adolescents in my profession, it turns out that the "gamer" stereotype does exist, just as does the "jock." High school kids are rarely mature enough to accept that both are great outlets for interest and skill, and the two don't relatively have to be mutually exclusive.

Given the propensity of young adults to obsess over facets of their life to a sometimes unhealthy degree, I'd take a physically fit and healthy child over one well-versed in GW fluff... As it stands, my 8 year old son would stay inside day and night playing Lego Indiana Jones, Marvel Ultimate Alliance etc on the "Box" if it were left up to him. That's where I as a father have to be very careful that he doesn't see me doing something similar.

My students who manage to find the time, energy and interest to participate in a wide variety of activities are the ones I expose my kids to.

Oh, and for the record, my daughter thinks the hair on Warhammer horses is "too little," so either a) Brets are out or b) I need to sharpen my greenstuff skills...

TheSanityAssassin
21-01-2010, 02:49
My son just turned 2 and has been fascinated with my models for quite a while. I caught him one day with a few skeletons set up on the table, which he was "eating" with Dire Wolves, while saying "Dog. Bones" over and over.....that was quite a chuckle.

He also LOVES dice and rolls them for me all the time, (to the point that I got him his own set of over-large DnD dice so he would stop running off with mine). He's even learned that 6 is good and 1 is bad! (He rolls a bunch of dice and points to the 6's and claps.)

I've never particularly tried to get him to pick an army though....might have to do that.

On the bad side, he opened my army case and dropped it off the table today....my Eldar are worse for the wear quite certainly....

Duke Georgal
21-01-2010, 04:02
I trust you often play against each other:) that's the basis of family bonding me and my dad used to play mario kart at SNES

Man, Mario Kart! We have had some serious family competition with that game. Brilliant game. The leader has a bit of an advantage, but rarely is someone completely out of the race. When the N64 version came out I don't think any of us saw the sun for a week! What fun.

gsmc
21-01-2010, 04:53
We've all been missing the obvious - Malorians son, and indeed all humans, are born as orc and goblin players given their innate ability to waaaagh

choice of other armies may be deviation from a natural state

orlanth1000
21-01-2010, 08:54
My oldest son is 2 and 3/4 and is a psychopath. I gave him some orcs and empire which I have hundreds of and he loves them.....tries to rank them up in a line...brilliant.

now all this new age rubbish about not forcing children into things blah blah......both my sons will be doing martial arts,rugby,cricket,fishing and shooting...and maybe golf if there is time.......of course, I live in New Zealand and we have an outdoors to enjoy....

just joking....I can only hope my two boys have the same interests as I do....or else..

Gen.Steiner
21-01-2010, 09:35
Ha! You could regiment their days in a similar manner to a Space Marine:

05:00 - getting up, make bed
05:05 - breakfast
05:15 - wash dishes
05:20 - wash, dress
05:30 - early morning exercises
06:00 - contemplation on the joys of physical exercise through team sports
06:10 - rugby or football practice on alternate days (cricket in the summer)
07:00 - contemplation on the joys of physical exercise through individual sports
07:10 - golf or fishing (alternate days, shooting in hunting season/winter)
08:00 - go to school
16:00 - return from school, contemplation on the joys of mental stimulation through toy soldiers
16:10 - painting, modelling or wargaming
17:00 - pack up
17:05 - homework, extra work if necessary
18:30 - dinner
18:40 - wash dishes
18:45 - contemplation on the need for free time
19:00 - music practice
20:00 - contemplation on the need for inner knowledge through physical exertion
20:10 - martial arts
21:00 - contemplation on a day well spent
21:10 - brush teeth, change for bed, etc
21:15 - bed
21:30 - lights out

:D

ashc
21-01-2010, 10:10
Ha! You could regiment their days in a similar manner to a Space Marine:

05:00 - getting up, make bed
05:05 - breakfast
05:15 - wash dishes
05:20 - wash, dress
05:30 - early morning exercises
06:00 - contemplation on the joys of physical exercise through team sports
06:10 - rugby or football practice on alternate days (cricket in the summer)
07:00 - contemplation on the joys of physical exercise through individual sports
07:10 - golf or fishing (alternate days, shooting in hunting season/winter)
08:00 - go to school
16:00 - return from school, contemplation on the joys of mental stimulation through toy soldiers
16:10 - painting, modelling or wargaming
17:00 - pack up
17:05 - homework, extra work if necessary
18:30 - dinner
18:40 - wash dishes
18:45 - contemplation on the need for free time
19:00 - music practice
20:00 - contemplation on the need for inner knowledge through physical exertion
20:10 - martial arts
21:00 - contemplation on a day well spent
21:10 - brush teeth, change for bed, etc
21:15 - bed
21:30 - lights out

:D

I'm pretty sure that *may* create a serial killer, Steiner! :eek:

derv
21-01-2010, 10:11
My 3 year old daughter would play any army... if they were pink. And had lots of jewelry. And toy cell phones. And rode My Little Ponies.

This cracked me up. Consider yourself sigged.

Gen.Steiner
21-01-2010, 10:23
I'm pretty sure that *may* create a serial killer, Steiner! :eek:

I'd be disappointed if it didn't - it's the future of warfare! :p

One-S
21-01-2010, 10:26
Anyone else do anything like this with their kids?

A friend of me put dice in the hands of his newborn (he was hardly a 2 weeks old at the time) child. The kid threw them away.
My friend was a happy and proud father.
He said that his son was becomming a prommissing general. He already mastered one of the 2 skills mandatory for playing warhammer,
rolling dice!!!
Now the thing was to learn him to fudge some models around on a tabel, the second skill mandatory for playing warhammer (unless you play dwarfs).
Guess what army my friend is panting up now...
Indeed, dwarfs.
Ones painted they'll have their first battle! (the kid is 1 month old now...)
All I can say is that most people posting in this thread started TO LATE with encouraging their kids in playing warhammer.;)

Condottiere
21-01-2010, 10:46
I hear bribery works.

honorandglory
21-01-2010, 14:21
My 11 year old son has a fully painted Deamon army(did it himself) and loves to go to tournaments and play.He also goes to the game store with me almost every Saturday and plays games . Also has an understanding of what is OTT "Cheeseweiner" as he calls it and what is acceptable. He also plays Basketball, Soccer and Football.
My 10 year old Daughter has the beginnings of a Highelf army.Her General is mostly painted. She Also plays Basketball, Soccer, and Football.
My 7 year old Daughter has a Dark Elf army in the making. Nothing painted yet.Also plays sports.

I have a couple of friends who are getting their kids into the hobby and they all hang out at the store together on occasion.

Leogun_91
21-01-2010, 18:50
Also has an understanding of what is OTT "Cheeseweiner" as he calls it and what is acceptable.Does he avoid or embrace the cheeseweiner stuff?

enyoss
21-01-2010, 19:18
I'm pretty sure that *may* create a serial killer, Steiner! :eek:

Ha! I love that :D

I like the way that one of the most popular threads here on Warseer at the moment is, on the face of it, dedicated to Mal's son being a failure. I hope you don't keep this up into his teenage years... he'll be a broken man! ;)

Hrokka `Eadsplitter
21-01-2010, 19:56
Well last week was my son's turn... and what does he pick?


Anyone else do anything like this with their kids?

First: ALL army books?? He's maybe waiting for the FishmenxD
Seriously, surround him with it. No escape then...

Second: I've tried to do the same with my uncle's daughter... But she just chewed on my rulebook...

honorandglory
21-01-2010, 20:49
Does he avoid or embrace the cheeseweiner stuff?

He refuses to play with the "Cheeseweiner" stuff. He has asked me for my advise with every army list he does,and will change things around if I think some of the combos are a little OTT. I have taught him that in Warhammer it is more about the fun you have while playing than about beating the crap out of your opponent, in sports it is all about the W.

gsmc
22-01-2010, 05:14
I hear bribery works.

The bribery should be liberally spiced with threats

ashc
22-01-2010, 10:21
Ha! I love that :D

I like the way that one of the most popular threads here on Warseer at the moment is, on the face of it, dedicated to Mal's son being a failure. I hope you don't keep this up into his teenage years... he'll be a broken man! ;)

And with how quickly children embrace technology it won't be long until Mal's son finds the thread himself! :p

Stonewyrm
23-01-2010, 10:16
My 3 year old daughter would play any army... if they were pink. And had lots of jewelry. And toy cell phones. And rode My Little Ponies.


Oh, and for the record, my daughter thinks the hair on Warhammer horses is "too little," so either a) Brets are out or b) I need to sharpen my greenstuff skills...

Well I can't do anything about not having enough hair but.... I might be able to show what pink Brets look like. He is called (In English and German):
The Pink Prince, Sir-Prance-a-lot, The Merry Musician, Der Rosa Roten Ritter, Der Tunte mit der Trompete.

P.S. PM me if anyone has any good ideas for more names :)

Razakel
23-01-2010, 11:53
Wow & Lol @ the model, is it just me or does he look like Prince Charming from Shrek?

GuyLeCheval
23-01-2010, 12:35
Wow & Lol @ the model, is it just me or does he look like Prince Charming from Shrek?

That exaclty was my first thought too!

UberBeast
23-01-2010, 15:47
Someone made the mistake of putting a piece of sport equipment in their home! That's not the kids fault!

Bretonnian Lord
23-01-2010, 19:52
I've just realized that I've been playing Bretonnians for about 5 years (well, more like 4, haven't had a game in the past year since me and my gaming buddies all went to university). Before Warhammer, I played with plastic army men, before that I played with Gundams, before that I played with legos, and before that I played with ants :evilgrin:

Anvilbrow
23-01-2010, 21:34
Well I can't do anything about not having enough hair but.... I might be able to show what pink Brets look like. He is called (In English and German):
The Pink Prince, Sir-Prance-a-lot, The Merry Musician, Der Rosa Roten Ritter, Der Tunte mit der Trompete.

P.S. PM me if anyone has any good ideas for more names :)

Morgan (my 3 year old princess) upon seeing the photos you provided said " I love him. He's so pinky."

Sold.

Stonewyrm
24-01-2010, 00:02
Glad to help :)
I hope I didn't open Pandora's Box for you. I only have one Knight painted like that, can you imagine an entire Bret army in a pink colour scheme? Might be hard on your sanity :)

Gen.Steiner
24-01-2010, 00:20
Nah, I reckon it'd be dead cool actually. Shades of pink with white and red as colour touches and laquered rose-pink armour on the knights?

That'd look seriously cool.

Emeraldw
24-01-2010, 00:24
If you will pardon some internet meme, This thread is full of sheer win.

I giggled through out the whole thing. I am no where near ready to have kids but hearing everyone's stories about their kids and warhammer brought a smile to my face :D

Edit: Malorian, don't forget that there are many other game systems out there you can try! Surround him with Flames of War and maybe some Privateer press, those might catch him :)

Gen.Steiner
24-01-2010, 00:36
I plan on introducing my son to wargames via Lego and 42mm plastic Napoleonics. :D

Disposable Hero
26-01-2010, 10:20
10 month old Emily reporting for chewing- and droolingduty, as ordered, Pappy!

No interest so far, although she seems to like my Death Korps, but no way she is touching those. Hell, I am afraid to paint them let alone give them to the Masher of Eternity.