This weekend, Chris, Duncan, and I got together to inventory the various donations we’ve received. This project, begun with figures from the estate of Wally Simon, is designed to get unused figures into the hands of younger gamers to help grow the hobby. Since the first iteration, we’ve had many folks donate figures to us. The challenge has been that rarely are the donations complete enough.
What we do is get four or more player’s worth of figures painted. Then we run a game for kids under 10 at Historicon. All participating kids walk away with full armies, rules, and usually some other odds and ends to take home and play with their buddies. This is our third year.
We finished inventorying what has been donated. After I type up the inventory sheets we can determine which armies are closest to completion for Historicon 2014. (For 2013 we’re giving away 54mm ACW skirmish “armies” with some really neat paper terrain constructed by Chris Johnson.) I’ll be posting the inventories along with “wish lists” later in the week.