What is Wee Machine?
Basically it is Warmachine I play with my kids.
Now I know exposing kids under 6 to the misery that is Warmachine should result in a call to child line for mental torture, but honestly this does not make me a bad parent.................. Honest!
We play a very simple system, Troy "The Boy" being the eldest has to roll the difference between the Mat / Rat of his figure and the defence of what hes attacking and has six "Focus" per turn to buy the extra die he needs to make the roll.
Eden "The Metal Munchkin" only needs to roll 5's or 6's to hit. She also gets tokens to buy extra die.
Mike "The Riot" (i.e. me) never seems to hit anything regardless of what I roll and have yet to win a game!
The Goodies from left to right are; Eden the Gun Magess, Zara (her best friend) the jack marshal, Josh the Warjack (Troys best friend), Troy the warcaster, and Kyle the big robot (another best mate).
|"Nope no Skelies here!"|
|"Yep your in range"|
Suddenly the shambling horde appear from behind the mysterious rock head!
I have recently introduced "The Boy" to units in maths and he now has to check the range of his weapons before he can fire. "Munchkin" being two years old has unlimited range thanks to her magic gun.
Troy opens fire and pops off his first skellie.
|"Oh no it's the Goodies, find cover!"|
|"We can see you from up here!"|
Then to prove that even Wee Machine it that kind of game Troy decides a rule that Kyle the big robot can't climb up because he's too heavy.
The baddies continue their assault through the hail of fire.
|See we're smiling (sort of), don't call child line.|
|"No Daddy I popped off that one!"|
If you look closely at the photo below you can just spot "The Metal Munchkin" tampering with the die to get her six. My heart nearly burst with pride when I spotted it writing up this post!
|"No Daddy I rolled a six............ Honest!"|
We roll 2 die, add the MAT and the highest score wins.
|"Fear the Metal Munchkin"|
|"Stop your whinging Dad, thats well in range!"|
Troy the Caster also pitches in and "Buys" two dice, including his special Black die (which kills in a 2+).......
............... and rolls a "Robot Head"........basically that means it produces a 5" AOE and any baddies in it are killed!
Once again the lands of Cygnar are saved from the forces of Evil and I am yet to win a game this weekend!