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22 Aug 2017 4:50 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Aug 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

As a wargamer, how organized are you in your activities? On a scale of zero (no organization) to 10 (perfect organization).

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

Activities are pretty well organised!

The rest of the house, well…..

Dynaman878922 Aug 2017 4:46 p.m. PST

10 – all my unpainted lead is perfectly well organized. Now if you are including the scenery and painted stuff and rules – about a 5

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:02 p.m. PST


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:06 p.m. PST


Allen5722 Aug 2017 5:10 p.m. PST


jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:17 p.m. PST

7 pretty well organized ..though every once in that's where I put those.Painting table chaos though..but productive. so maybe a 5 instead.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

1 and slipping fast to 0

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:22 p.m. PST


Painted is stored in nice boxes with graphic labels. Unpainted is stored in boxes with neat Genre/Period/Scale note labels. Rules are stored in file totes alphabetically by title. Bases in a hardware case with labeled drawers for size/material. Terrain either in boxes with graphic labels or on shelves for visual sorting.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

I'm about an 7. Periodically, I get up to a 9 but it never lasts. Where I have become super organized is planning projects. I decide on a battle, make a OoB and list of required terrain pieces and check that against my current inventory, both painted and unpainted. Once I determine what I need I go to my bookmark folders and start generating a to be ordered list. Each payday I place a $40 USD-$60 until I have everything I need. As it arrives, I paint it.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 5:53 p.m. PST

Used to be a 7 or 8 but am slipping as fast as my mind.

Syrinx022 Aug 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

It varies throughout the year. Gets to about a 2 and I reorganize it back to a 8 or 9 and it decays again from there.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Aug 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

Varies based on game requirements. For an event 7-8, General Organization, 7 (most stuff is in labeled boxes). The "Space" could use a lot of work, I seem to have more than it can hold. Depending on what I'm playing there can be a bit of "spread" into the rest of the house.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 6:23 p.m. PST


Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

I aspire to 0, and gaze in awe at those who can claim a 1, but know I'll never make it.

Stryderg Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 6:49 p.m. PST

DIS- isn't on the list of options, so a 0.

Titchmonster22 Aug 2017 7:14 p.m. PST


Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 7:36 p.m. PST


Bandolier Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 8:49 p.m. PST

A solid 5

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 12:00 a.m. PST


advocate23 Aug 2017 1:52 a.m. PST


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 2:08 a.m. PST

5 and proud of it.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 2:11 a.m. PST

At present I think a negative score would be appropriate for me.


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 3:45 a.m. PST


Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 3:58 a.m. PST

What x42brown said applies to me also…

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 4:26 a.m. PST


Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 4:35 a.m. PST


andysyk23 Aug 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

Yep negative though aspiring to 0….

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

7. Everything has a place and is in that place, and (mostly) I even know where that place is. Everything is also grouped together by game and/or scale and genre.

Whether the system would make sense to anyone else is an entirely different matter.

Tin hat23 Aug 2017 9:06 a.m. PST

Organized!!!!! Hahahahahahaha!!

Personal logo Chuckaroobob Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:22 a.m. PST

Maybe a 2 if I'm feeling generous.

KSmyth23 Aug 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Usually a 7, but there are times when it's less.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

Reasonably organized. I guess a 7.

Old Wolfman24 Aug 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

6-7,I guess.

Ottoathome25 Aug 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

Pretty well organized, about an 8 to 9.

But it doesn't help.

I still can't find the spare part I need though I had it and saw it just a day ago.

I still can't find the unit I want even though it is in a box clearly marked with its name.

I go through every unpainted and painted unit I have before I go to a convention to make sure I don't double buy it, and I always do.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

<peals of hysterical laughter>

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