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Weasel15 Jul 2015 11:17 a.m. PST

This is ONLY applicable to games that do NOT have their own, proprietary line of miniatures.

What games made you decide to go out and buy new miniatures to play it?

Did you already own figures for the setting/period?

Did you play the setting or period in a different scale?

What armies did you go out and buy?

platypus01au15 Jul 2015 11:21 a.m. PST

1) Of Gods and Mortals
2) Yes, but ended up buying more
3) No
4) Formorians. Basically Orcs.

Bushy Run Battlefield15 Jul 2015 11:23 a.m. PST

Black Powder – it made me want to play more games in the first 3/4 of the 19th century.

I play it in a variety of scales, 10mm, 15mm and 28mm depending on the period.

I bought Crimean War and Anglo-Sikh War plus expanded other periods I already had.

I'd ad Infinity, although it violates the first law of your post, but that doesn't violate the OFMs first law of TMP, which I think supersedes this.

I would add that because I bought the game because I liked the figures but then bought other periods to use the rules for them. So I did some modern stuff because I liked the rules in Infinity so much.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 12:01 p.m. PST

Games that started something, vs something that was looking for a proper game:
FOF. Whole new stuff had nothing. 20 mm US talebs+++
Perfect captain ironbow new figs everything, nearly 15mm
Shipwreck modern ships from nothing. 6000 US, RN, RMN, KM, IJN.

Toy Soldier Green15 Jul 2015 12:01 p.m. PST

What games made you decide to go out and buy new miniatures to play it?

Hordes of the Things back in 2001 onwards.
Brigadier General 2013 to current.
One Hour Wargames this year.

Did you already own figures for the setting/period?

Yes for all three.

Did you play the setting or period in a different scale?

Yes for all three.
What armies did you go out and buy?

15mm Lizardmen, Dwarfs, Undead, Elves & Orcs for HotT.
6mm GHQ World War II Germans, Americans, Russians, Italians, Poles for BGEN.
28mm Evil Men & Zealots for 1HW.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 12:20 p.m. PST

That's a pretty complex set of questions to try to ask in the form of a poll….

vtsaogames15 Jul 2015 12:21 p.m. PST

Bloody Big Battles, Austrian 1866 figures.
Already have FPW figures.
Same scale.

dsfrank15 Jul 2015 12:30 p.m. PST

Dungeons and Dragons – my first minis ever – all sorts of minis were purchased as a result both heroes and monsters

DBA – first 15mm minis ever – mostly Chariot War era armies
New Kingdom Egyptians, Early Hebrews etc, & Roman vs barbarian armies

Battlefield Evolution World @ War first 28mm WWII minis – Soviets, Germans & a few Americans

Weasel15 Jul 2015 12:39 p.m. PST

Maybe it should be a non-poll question.
Voting is bourgeois decadence!

Bill, if you see fit, move to the general wargaming forum.

kallman15 Jul 2015 12:56 p.m. PST

Lion Rampant and of course I discovered the rules after I had sold off all of my HYW figures. I am an idiot at times. However now I am buying figures for earlier Medieval times such as for the 13th Century.

Warhammer English Civil War when it came out got me into that period and I eventually bought and painted a Parliamentary and Royalist force. Again, sold it all off during hard times.(sigh)

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 1:00 p.m. PST

What games made you decide to go out and buy new miniatures to play it?
5Core Brigade Command

Did you already own figures for the setting/period?
No. I had 10mm modern troops, but didn't 'feel' right for -brigade-scale games.

Did you play the setting or period in a different scale?
Yes, but with different rules.

What armies did you go out and buy?
Various NATO and Warsaw-Pact supplied forces, for temperate and desert forces. Getting towards a year on and I still haven't played a game! I bought too much stuff, can't get it completed!

V/R,
Jack

Ney Ney15 Jul 2015 1:05 p.m. PST

1. Lion rampant

2. No

3. No

4. Agincourt English by Perry's, generic medieval by fireforge, Wars of roses by Perry's. All plastic.

alphus9915 Jul 2015 1:29 p.m. PST

Q: What games made you decide to go out and buy new miniatures to play it?

Battlegroup Overlord & Blitzkrieg in 20mm

Q: Did you already own figures for the setting/period?

No, except a few tanks left over from my youth.

Q: Did you play the setting or period in a different scale?

Yes, 15mm & 6mm!

What armies did you go out and buy?

Plastic Late war & Early war Germans & Brits. Caesar for late war, Zvezda for early war

Red358415 Jul 2015 1:32 p.m. PST

In Her Majesty's Name, Lion Rampant, Chain of Command, Across the Dead Earth. All 28mm except for CoC which I did in 15mm.

RavenscraftCybernetics15 Jul 2015 1:36 p.m. PST

HoTT
GASLIGHT
ATZ/Dead Walk Again/RedOps5
Myrmidons

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut15 Jul 2015 1:52 p.m. PST

Yes. I have bought whole new groups of figures for Brink of Battle, Song of Blades and Heroes (and its various derivatives,) and De Bellis Antiquitatus (along with Hordes of the Things.)

Weasel15 Jul 2015 1:54 p.m. PST

I imagine DBA has caused a LOT of armies to be sold over the years :-)

Crow Bait15 Jul 2015 2:23 p.m. PST

One Hour Wargames
No
No
Irregular Miniatures 2MM for Spanish Civil War

Feet up now15 Jul 2015 2:26 p.m. PST

Combatzone Bought fresh figures for it , mainly near future ,sci-fi, zombie survivor and post Apoc types.
Song of series. Bought the reaper bones and chibi adventurers kickstarters to use with these rules.
Rapid fire. Bought foundry, artisan and I think crusader for this.
All played in 28 mm and probable my favourite rule sets too over the years as I return to them and adapt them the most. The reason may well be because I hunted down the figures I liked to use with them.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 3:01 p.m. PST

I had sizable forces to do both sides for Johnny Reb in 15mm, but I bought more 15mm ACW figs to base them for Brother Against Brother.

jowady15 Jul 2015 3:15 p.m. PST

Wooden Ships and Iron Men got me started with Valiant's 1/2000 scale ships, then I graduated to GHQ's 1/1200 and now Langston. Napoleonic naval gaming, it's just like crack I tells ya!

elsyrsyn15 Jul 2015 5:41 p.m. PST

SoB&H renewed my interest in 28mm fantasy minis, of which I had not bought any in decades.

Doug

vtsaogames15 Jul 2015 5:41 p.m. PST

Now that I think about it, DBA has got me to buy some armies I might not have gotten otherwise. Small ancient/medieval armies that I'd not have purchased for rules requiring larger armies.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian15 Jul 2015 8:07 p.m. PST

Age of Eagles. During the Beta I bought some French to go with the Brits I already had (I got them to use with an Imagination). Oh, and DnD too

Green Tiger16 Jul 2015 1:42 a.m. PST

None – I read the history, get inspired and then look for some rules – never the other way around.

Mute Bystander16 Jul 2015 2:12 a.m. PST

What games made you decide to go out and buy new miniatures to play it?

Air War C21 – finally fun/quick/reflecting the outcome of maneuvers without fiddly poles to challenge my fingers, slowing the game excessively, and totally kill the viewing.

Air War 1918 – fed the addiction.
Duel of Aces, MiG Alley, Duel over the Suez, Thud Ridge, Flames over the Falklands – poured gasoline on the fire.


Did you already own figures for the setting/period?

Amazingly enough yes but changed scales fro 1/300 to 1/600 while keeping WW1 in both scales so, in practical terms, "No."

Did you play the setting or period in a different scale?

See above,

What armies did you go out and buy?

Anything I could get my hands on from 1914 through 1973 plus a few from later years.

Mute Bystander16 Jul 2015 2:19 a.m. PST

What games made you decide to go out and buy new miniatures to play it?

Oddly enough playing the announcement for GQ3 pushed me to buy naval figures in 1:6k metal (cardstock cutouts before for sailing ships prior) then I never bought the rules!

Did you already own figures for the setting/period?

No.

Did you play the setting or period in a different scale?

Yes since I never had 1:6k figures before.

What armies did you go out and buy?

WW2 forces relating around the time of the Battles of the Java Sea in early 1942.

Yesthatphil16 Jul 2015 4:51 a.m. PST

FoG-R

Bought a complete Landsknecht/Late Italian Wars army to play the game. Always wanted one, and had admired the lovely Museum Miniatures figures but FoG-R tipped the balance

Phil

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2015 7:16 a.m. PST

Bolt Action at the club got me into 28mm WW2 despite my already having piles of 1/87; went for Canadians, at least I didn't already have them ^,^

DBA is an unending source of new specific historical periods I don't have 15mm armies for yet.

Ditto for BloodBowl and 28mm teams I don't have yet.

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