The Brice family continues to give almost 10 years after the tragic death of their son Chris.
In the truest spirit of Christmas, mother Danielle Brice last week gave the gaming club, ‘Moruya Marauders’, Chris’ beloved ‘Warhammer’ collection. ‘Warhammer’ is a table strategy game played with hand-painted figurines. Club representative Chris Halverson, spoke highly of Chris.
“Chris was known to many of us as a friendly, committed young man with a bright future,” he said.
“To some, like myself, we knew him a little more closely as a good friend, with the same passion for building and painting models, and then playing miniature war games with them. He loved the game and the process of building and developing his army. Chris was an excellent player, he had a good grasp of table-top tactics and played with flair and honesty. He enjoyed playing newcomers, and was a pretty good teacher – but not averse to beating the newbie if they made a big mistake. I guess this is how we learn in the real world at times too.”
Mr Halverson thanked the Brice family for the “most generous donation”.
“The young and older gamers alike welcomed the early Christmas present,” he said.
“Danielle stayed for a few hours to chat with some of the gamers, and importantly she even joined in a game.”
Mrs Brice said the gesture gave her as much happiness as it did the club.
“It's moments like these that help me through the tough times,” she said.
“I was very honoured to attend. I did enjoy the night and will always remember the special welcome. Nick and I hope Chris' collection brings enjoyment to this wonderful club, as it did to Chris.”
Mrs Brice reminisced about Chris’ enthusiasm for gaming.
“Chris would save all his pocket money to to buy Warhammer figurines at the Woden Games Workshop in Canberra,” she said.
“He would sit at Trunketabella Nursery and at home for hours on end gluing, assembling, undercoating, painting, collecting books and learning the rules of Warhammer. Our customers would always be intrigued.”
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