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15 Dec 2017 8:50 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Dec 2017 8:48 p.m. PST

Does your spouse play miniature wargames?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 9:02 p.m. PST


Grelber15 Dec 2017 9:19 p.m. PST

I love Ed's flat, one word answer, "No."
I'd have to say no, also. I got my wife to play Dungeons & Dragons once, long ago. Since then, I can sometimes get her to help with color combinations (I've been characterized by a Famous Art Critic as possessed of "The very height of . . . bad taste.")


TGerritsen15 Dec 2017 9:32 p.m. PST

I tried, but no. Definitely no.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

Once in awhile.
Mostly a boardgamer.

The Beast Rampant15 Dec 2017 10:16 p.m. PST

What MiniMo said.

TMPWargamerabbit15 Dec 2017 10:21 p.m. PST


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2017 11:16 p.m. PST

About as much as I am--and a damn fine strategist, too!

Personal logo chasseur Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 12:28 a.m. PST

Yes, yes she is. Even paints her own figures. She is currently working on an Egyptian army for Hail Caesar and has a couple of very nice Age of Sigmar armies. In fact, she paints better than I do…sigh.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 12:31 a.m. PST


It doesn't count if she plays fantasy or board games. Lots of gals play those. But historical gaming, that's a big no!

warwell16 Dec 2017 3:19 a.m. PST

She has played an occasional Command & Colors game (and whooped me) but she's not particularly interested.
She does like board games – Ticket to Ride is a favorite

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 4:15 a.m. PST


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 4:25 a.m. PST


advocate16 Dec 2017 4:48 a.m. PST


Gonsalvo16 Dec 2017 5:37 a.m. PST


Buck21516 Dec 2017 8:09 a.m. PST


Legion 416 Dec 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Not married … but if I was … "Honey, keep your frakk'n hands off my toys soldiers !!!!! " … wink

And I'd hope if I did get married[and I certainly don't plan on it in this lifetime, if ever !] … she wouldn't be Geek ! evil grin

*Disclaimer – I'm not referring or alluding to anyone's wife here is a "Geek" ! I don't even the women ! laugh

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Hahahaha, No.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 8:25 a.m. PST


Dentatus Fezian16 Dec 2017 8:26 a.m. PST


RudyNelson16 Dec 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

No, the only game she ever liked to play was Spellmaker back in the 1980s.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

No, but she does tolerate my "madness." She also consults on color combinations once in a while.


Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

No, but she does play board games. Also, it looks as though my kids will be wargamers some day.

Idaho Wargamer Inactive Member16 Dec 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

She'll play once in a great while, if I set up a wargame and help her through it a bit. She's however really enjoyed the card system for Command and Colors and has even suggested playing again at a later dates. She enjoys board games and loves playing D&D, both of which we do with the kids. Of course its taken 28 years to get her to this point so I guess I better keep her around now.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 9:06 a.m. PST

Once in awhile SWMBO will play TSATF.


wrgmr116 Dec 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

No, but she paints the initial coat on horses and does basing for me sometimes. We do hobby together, she will do puzzles and I will paint.

jambo1 Inactive Member16 Dec 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

She supports me in what I do but not a gamer, so no.

Toaster16 Dec 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

She's an occasional naval wargamer and modelmaker.

PzGeneral16 Dec 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Sometime. Small skermish games…..

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Yes. On game day and a couple times a month, SWMBO will play.

She does not convert and paint minis or make terrain, though those things are well in Her skill set.

foxweasel16 Dec 2017 6:22 p.m. PST

No, she views it as infantile childish nonsense, she knows me so well!

saltflats192916 Dec 2017 6:36 p.m. PST

If I could just convince her that Colonel Mustard should be in charge of a whole regiment, and not a single candlestick….

Dynaman878916 Dec 2017 6:47 p.m. PST


Personal logo Schulein Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 8:49 p.m. PST


custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 9:18 p.m. PST

No but she is a wargaming supporter. Whenever we have a game at the house she will do lunch for us and will usually include baking cookies, etc., as snacks . She also goes to Huzzah with we every year and is content to hang around the hotel while I game (so long as we go out to dinner both nights). I am very lucky…

coopman17 Dec 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

No. But, she tolerates my doing it and that means a lot to me.

arthur181517 Dec 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

No, but she does just about tolerate it.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 8:24 p.m. PST


Phil DAmato18 Dec 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

Yes. She plays and runs pulp games. She even won an award at Cold Wars a few years back for her Pennsylvania Pete Tomb adventure. I am a lucky guy.


Parzival21 Dec 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

Not a gamer, but she used to enjoy playing Battle Masters, and regularly whooped me, too!
These days she avidly supports my hobby, encouraging me to plan game nights with my group and helping me find good deals on games, figs and accessories.

Although the other day I did suggest a stop to pick up some more AWI plastics and she said, "Don't you have enough of those?" I told her I had no clue what those words could possibly mean. And she smiled.
I'm keeping her! grin

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Yep, plays enthusiastically, doesn't paint her own figures or collect.

We haven't married, due to two pensions which would go 'poof' if we did.

So my definition of 'spouse' stretches a little.

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Dec 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Sadly, no. She loves parlor games (like pictionary) but not tabletop wargaming.

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