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22 Sep 2017 6:36 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Sep 2017 6:35 p.m. PST

With regard to the miniature wargaming hobby, what is your worst habit?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 7:41 p.m. PST

As a miniaturist, starting one project before I finish the previous one.
As a wargamer, making decisions based on the historical situation and tactics without paying enough attention to scenarios and rules.
As a human being, I grumble, shift blame, and don't follow through. And of course that has an impact on the hobby.

Oberlindes Sol LIC22 Sep 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Possibly farting.

It's not bad when I'm painting -- especially spray-painting, which is done outside -- but indoors with friends. I try to keep them silent so it's hard to identify the source.

KSmyth22 Sep 2017 9:12 p.m. PST

As a miniaturist, I often keep a pretty messy work space. As a person, I really like to be right, though I think I've made strides over the last forty years or so.

saltflats192922 Sep 2017 9:14 p.m. PST

I secretly lick the dice before i hand them to my opponent.

ITALWARS23 Sep 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

when i host a game in my house i begun to set up things like preparing the armies, choosing scenarios, set up terrain ecc…only at the very last minute…as i always did during my University time with exams….i'm unfortunatly accostumed to spent the night without sleeping doing everything…

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 5:17 a.m. PST

Being so blasted OCD when it comes to painting, foregoing the "three foot rule" for the "three inch with an Optivisor" rule. While others crank out regiments and even battalions, I struggle to complete companies.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

Hmm – a combination of a messy work place and not finishing off things

Ferd4523123 Sep 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

responding to these polls! H

Ottoathome Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 6:13 a.m. PST


basileus66 Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Something that I wouldn't comment in polite company.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

Extrabio has a nice point. I should show up to Hurricon next Saturday with my Optivisor on--I'm sure I'll make lots of friends. grin

wrgmr123 Sep 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

A messy work space. I'm also space challenged. I have a small room for all my figures, terrain, winter coats, freezer, general storage etc. etc.

Dicymick23 Sep 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Thinking I would stop buying figures now I've reached the big 70. But found I'm a figure paintaholic and just can't stop buying them to paint.

UshCha23 Sep 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

Getting distracted from the master plan.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

The same problem in my "real" life, failure to follow through and finish anything.

sneakgun23 Sep 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

oooooo….shiny !

21eRegt23 Sep 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

My work area is a mess, I paint better for friends/clients than I do for myself, I don't have time for that new-fangled quickie game concept, and I'm a real fussbudget about the look of the tables.

cavcrazy23 Sep 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

My biggest problem is procrastination…..I'll tell you about it later.
Seriously, I have games that are planned weeks in advance, with plenty of time to get a unit or two painted for the game, and I wait. I don't know why, but I just tend to push it off and then three or four days before the game I am painting late into the night, and usually finishing the figures two hours before a game. I once painted, based, and glossed a 16 man unit of French cavalry in 25 hours. After I had glossed them, I had two hours until the game. You could smell the gloss all day, but I finished them.

OldGrenadier Fezian24 Sep 2017 8:40 a.m. PST


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

Collecting "possibles" for (always) future terrain or figure modification. Then never getting around to utilize my "treasures".

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