Monday, November 5, 2012

Are you a proper Wargamer?

In answer to a quiz from Phil B's blog...

To genuinely call yourself a Wargamer, then you must have done most or all of the following;

* Spent at least £500 on figures / tanks - and you get extra kudos for every £500 you've spent
Absolutely. I try not to count. See my last post.

* Pricked your finger or thumb on a pike block - several times
Hell yes. I lost count of how times many painting the pike blocks for Cory's 40th alone...

160 nasty little spikes...
* Tried at least 10 different rule sets and vowed never to play half of them ever again
Yep. Five sets of rules for Napoleonics alone at last count.

* Bought an army off EBay
Yep. See my previous post ;-).

* Sold an army on EBay
Yep. Several in fact.

* spent months painting an army - then used it in anger once
Yep. I have a couple that have never even been played once. I really must do something about that.

* tried several different periods and genres
Yep, all the way from ancients to moderns with barely a gap.

* dropped a box of figures on the floor from a great height
No, thankfully. When Cory did I fairly thought someone had died when he phoned up.

* lost a battle on the last throw of the dice
Yep. Won it that way too.

* made at least one enemy for life
No. If that ever happens I'll give it all away. It's a GAME.

* had a proper, stand up argument over a wargamers table
I've come close. ;-)

* thrown a dice across a room
Yep, and set fire to one too. That little blighter has never let me down again.

* rebased an army for a different rule set
Absolutely. My ECW are on their third basing scheme for starters.

* inflicted a whopping defeat on an opponent
Yep.

* suffered an embarrassing defeat due to a stupid tactical decision
All the time. Once even when the supid decision was by the opposition.

* joined a wargamers club
Yep.

* bought a ton of lead that remains unpainted
Haha. See my previous post ;-).

* been to a wargamers show
Yep.

* have more dice than is logical or necessary to own - and have used most of them
Logic doesn't come into it. When you play French you need red/white/blue. Same for Yanks. For Russians you need red. For Germans you need....

* have taken boxes of troops down to a club just to show them off to your mates
Does making there come to my house count?

I think I qualify.

Cheers,
Millsy

2 comments :

  1. Hi Millsy,

    I used your answers to Phil Broeder's list for a wider analysis of the questions. You might be interested in the results. See here:
    http://jurrga.blogspot.nl/2012/11/proper-wargamers-analysing-evidence.html

    cheers
    Jur

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  2. And here's part two

    http://jurrga.blogspot.nl/2012/11/what-do-real-rather-than-proper.html

    cheers
    Jur

    ReplyDelete

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