Nostalgia vs practicality

At 52 (as I write this) I am of the era where Airfix was the first name on anyone’s lips. There was Frog, Revell and others of course but Airfix holds that nostalgia. I’m not against that nostalgia, I wallow in it myself: I remember the Saturday morning newsagent/Woolworths kit purchase to have produced a gappy, fingerprinted droopy winged plane by Saturday evening. All kits were the same, we had no other option: that’s how kits were

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Daishō – Skirmish Wargaming in Mystical Japan


Have you ever wanted to replicate the incredible feats of swordsmanship you see in movies like 47 Ronin and 13 Assassins? Stand surrounded by half a dozen angry Ashigaru and then, in a single fluid motion, strike them all down?

Bring forth fiery darts from heaven and hurl them at your enemies? Face demons from the pits of hell? Disarm and hammer an arrogant Samurai lord into the dust with your bare hands?

You can do this and much more if you play Daishō, skirmish wargaming in mythical Nippon.

This game allows players to field forces of five to fifteen miniatures in a game you can easily complete in an evening on a space only a yard square. The rules are short and simple to learn – few players need to refer to them after their second or third game.

Ps Note to self find that copy of The Samurai: A Military History by Stephen Turnbull

Wargaming Plausible reality?