I have encouraged all of our Grandchildren to take an interest in what Grandad does. Three of the four have enjoyed painting their own figures with me and William has moved on to being interested in playing a game. (Emma just likes to paint at present!) We have a simple rule set using a Dx6 for firing and fighting: 6 is always a kill, 5 gives you a reroll chance. Movement is in base depths and Morale is down to 50% losses meaning no advancing! He seems to enjoy it and has beaten Grandad twice so far!
Will any of them follow the hobby when they are older? Well, only time will tell. At least they have seen what fun it is at an early age. Remember the Jesuit maxim: Give me the boy before he is seven and I will show you the man. I'm hopeful I will have lit a spark in at least one of them to carry the torch forward when eventually I step off this mortal coil.