I first saw a proper miniature wargame in action when I was 11 or 12. This was somewhere in the late seventies, when a local club had some demonstration tables set up in the walkways of a shopping mall (Some years ago ago, I learned that this was the club run by Rudi Geudens, renowned veteran Belgian wargamer). When I came back home, I wanted to do the same.I do remember trying to recreate some of the look-and-feel by using plastic toy soldiers and plastic vehicles from the game Embuscades I owned.
|Embuscades provided me with plastic vehicles to try out my first wargaming experiments.|
|The game Tank Commander. Simple, but fun.|
|The plastic ships from Sub Search provided excellent ships for "Who Conquers Europe?"|
This whole phase sort of ended when we discovered our first Avalon Hill game, Afrika Korps when we were 14. This must have been in 1980 or 1981.
To be continued ...