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Terrain in the teens

Posted April 17th, 2008 at 11:16 AM by bad_calvin
To continue from the first blog....

I the later part of the 80's I had retired my plastic army men and Indians, and cowboys for a new past time.

Hobby Store Games.

The hobby store in my area had games that were "different" from the games you would purchase at the local chain retailers. It was a whole new world for me, there were books to play historic games, fantasy games, and sci-fi games and I thought "hell yes" this looks like way more fun then stratego! These games are like advanced chess!

The game that caught my attention the most was a game called Battletech, It was in a box, and came with some miniatures and a rulebook and battle mats. I can't recall the price but I think it was around $25 or so. I remember mowing some lawns in my neighborhood to get the money to buy the game. Once I was able to pick it up and get it home I was overwhelmed with excitement, and a little confused by how MANY rules there were...

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