Or, how I quite possibly killed my kid's enthusiasm for Force on Force in the very first turn of their very first game!
Here's how it went down - one of the boys was keen to have a go at Force on Force. Force on Force are rules for modern warfare: the earliest edition focused on asymmetrical warfare. So I dug out the old cork buildings and my 15mm insurgents and US marines.Being their first game, I went for the basic scenario: Contracting Trouble. A pair of contractors have been ambushed in a bad part of town. Two fireteams of marines have been sent in to pull them out. I played the insurgents, the boys took a fireteam of marines each.
Contractors top left. You can also see three out of five groups of insurgents. Lone RPG men on the rooftops at the top left and right. Six insurgents in the foreground.
Four insurgent leaders in the foreground. There are another two insurgents skulking down the alley between the SUV and the marines.
as you can see. Anyway, his favourite card turned up for the boys.
Things just went downhill from there. A big group of reinforcements right on top of the marine positions.
Insurgents: Just 4.
Boys' desire to ever play Force on Force again: Yes, quite possibly!