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Mute Bystander Inactive Member28 Apr 2015 2:54 a.m. PST

What does a war gamer and a (reluctant) member of the IC (I won't lie, I wish I was still a DOD only employee) get for his 65th birthday from his wife?

A book entitled A Quick and Dirty Guide to War. An interesting Layperson Level analysis of all those spots not to vacation in.

Thanks, Beautiful Princess!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2015 5:05 a.m. PST

Great gift! You have a winner, my friend

Mute Bystander Inactive Member28 Apr 2015 5:57 a.m. PST

I truly do.

When she heard me talking about it with friends she jumped on her iPad and ordered it. She said it was the easiest and most inspired Birthday Gift in our marriage.

I have the copy from the tech library on my desk right now, catching up on a potential conflict I have been assigned some work on, and it helps when you have not followed some part of the world's crisis de jour and get asked to produce information on it… You don't know what to look for if you have never been involved in a distant part of the world before the assignment.

In depth, no; gives you a feel for "who, why, and how"? Oh Yeah!

Alcibiades Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2015 6:28 a.m. PST

….is a rarity and worth her weight in diamonds (but don't her that….:-)

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian28 Apr 2015 8:00 a.m. PST

I'm not sure Sue would say that She Get's it!

But Sue is very supportive and regularly picks up magazines and books that she has seen and thinks that may interest me.


whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2015 8:15 a.m. PST

My long term girlfriend helps me paint when I have a bunch of stuff I need to get ready for a convention or big game. She also supports me in the most important way: Not giving me grief when I game regularly. I do limit myself to only one night a week (which lately I haven't been doing becuase the group died) and one Saturday a month usually.

wrgmr128 Apr 2015 8:59 a.m. PST

My sweet lady paints all my bases, does the grass flocking, tufts and flowers.
She also does a base paint on horses, tanks and such.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2015 4:50 p.m. PST

MRS Bunkermeister purchased an Ideal Atomic Cannon toy for me a couple months ago. We vacationed at a toy soldier convention for three days and I ran out of money before I found it. She sneaked down there and purchased it for me! She is awesome.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Apr 2015 8:22 p.m. PST

I nominate Mary as Paragon Wife! She gets it and she's a fan herself! She plays, she paints, she'll even don a theme costume when it will add to the fun, as shown in this January game:


This was for a Pulp Alley rules game.

uglyfatbloke16 May 2015 7:43 a.m. PST

Mine has more figures (and in more periods/theatres) than me. We even take stuff on holiday. We're sick and pathetic individuals.

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