Sunday, 4 November 2012

Are you really a proper Wargamer?

Via PhilB's excellent 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
Erm... Yes, but don't tell the wife. Certainly x2, possibly x3, certainly will be x3 by the end of next year 
* Pricked your finger or thumb on a pike block - several times
Oh heck yes. 
* Tried at least 10 different rule sets and vowed never to play half of them ever again
Yes, definitely 
* Bought an army off EBay
Yes, but only if you mean 'bought all the figures to make up an army'. Never actually bought a complete painted army  
* Sold an army on EBay
Not... yet 
* spent months painting an army - then used it in anger once
Yes :D 
* tried several different periods and genres
Undoubtedly 
* dropped a box of figures on the floor from a great height
Not yet. Carl? 
* lost a battle on the last throw of the dice
Yes! 
* made at least one enemy for life
No 
* had a proper, stand up argument over a wargamers table
No. Come close once. 
* thrown a dice across a room
No. 
* rebased an army for a different rule set
Sort of. Does sabot bases for Dux Brit count? 
* inflicted a whopping defeat on an opponent
Definitely 
* suffered an embarrassing defeat due to a stupid tactical decision
Several times 
* joined a wargamers club
Yes! 
* bought a ton of lead that remains unpainted
Not literally, but not that far off 
* been to a wargamers show
Yes 
* have more dice than is logical or necessary to own - and have used most of them
Hasn't everyone? 
* have taken boxes of troops down to a club just to show them off to your mates
Don't believe I have. Well, not yet, anyway!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mike,

    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

    ReplyDelete
  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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