• Robison Wells

The First Miniatures I Ever Painted

This week I took a journey into my past, accompanied by my son, Max, to rediscover my wargaming roots. We went deep into the dark depths of my parent's dusty basement, dug through boxes of debris, and found the old wargaming table that I had: a 4x8 sheet of plywood and a bag of sand. In those days, I didn't have terrain, so I bought a bag of sand and basically had a wargaming sandbox with hills and canyons.

And I found what I was looking for: the very first miniature I had ever painted. It was a little green army man, painted with five Testor's Enamel paints I bought for 94 cents a piece.

But what happened after I found the miniatures, and what it meant for my son, is what made the whole thing worth it.

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