I recently played my first game of Battleblade with my 11 year old son and 5 year old Daughter, each bring their own painted miniatures to the table. Battleblade is a fast play, easy to learn set of fantasy skirmish rules from Echidna games that is designed with kids in mind. My son and I had previously played their Science Fiction rule set, Laserblade, and had a blast, so we snatched up Battleblade as soon as it came out. My Daughter has really taken to the hobby and has been painting and building her own terrain for some time now. Her conception of a table top miniatures game is similar to playing with toys, and is infused with ideas from her rich imagination. I was super pleased that Battleblade is a flexible enough rule set to allow her imagination to still play a big part. So her Mouse Bee Keeper had a ranged attack, essentially sending Bees after her opponent. Her Mouse Wizard (pronounced "Lizard" by her) could cast a Star Storm ranged magical attack, and her Mouse Thief attacked with a Tail Lash. Altogether we had a great time and will be working on more Mice, some Elves and Dwarves to add to our future battles.
The Scenario was simple, collect the Treasure (Skull Tokens) and destroy the enemy.
The Skeleton's win the day, but who can say who will be victorious next encounter.