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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Mar 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

Someone once wrote:

TMP seems to me to be predominantly peopled by guys who lean to new rather than old.

Do you agree?

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

I go back and forth. Recently I bought the 'New' Bayonet and Ideology rules from Peter Pig. They motivated me to pull out my 15+ years 'Old' 20mm SCW!

RebelPaul26 Mar 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

I think its a reflection of society as a whole.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 1:47 p.m. PST

I think there is an overall tendency in miniature wargaming to jump from one hot new rules set to another, which I find both confusing and a little sad.

Legion 426 Mar 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

Old or new … do what works for you …

rvandusen26 Mar 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

I'm selling off most of my old 20mm WW2 figures, only to replace them with figures from newer ranges. So I guess I prefer new in this case.

OTOH, when it comes to fantasy figures, I much prefer the style of sculpts prior to the dominance of Games Workshop. In this case I now collect 15mm fantasy because they remind me of "Old School" fantasy.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 3:35 p.m. PST

I'm selling new old stuff, I am so conflicted.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 3:38 p.m. PST

Agree ? No

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

I like old stuff.

I like new stuff.

I want stuff I can't get any more.

And I want stuff that hasn't been released yet.

That's normal, isn't it ?

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

I don't completely eschew the new but generally I prefer the old. old fart

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

Change is necessary to keep things fresh, we are all guilty of the Oooh!- Shiney! approach to getting new projects!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

I think we mostly people who are continuing to enjoy our hobby.

Cacique Caribe26 Mar 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

When the butler asked his aging billionaire employer if he wanted to pack new or old shorts in his travel luggage, the reply was … "depends".


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Make new friends
And keep the old
One is silver
And the other's gold

A circle is round
It has no end
That's how long
I want to be your friend

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

I have a mix of new & old
Play TSATF, DBA, Hotts & Lion Rampant
Same with figures some old, some newer.

goragrad26 Mar 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

As to miniatures I have a preference for many of the older lines.

Too much scale creep and over animation in too many of the newer lines.

Have made the move to DBA 3, but it is still DBA.

USAFpilot26 Mar 2018 8:34 p.m. PST

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost,
The old that is strong does not whither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost…

Mick the Metalsmith27 Mar 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

I would buy a lot more of the new figures if the scale creep weren't an issue. The new sculpts are pretty good but I will not toss my 1970s antique figs no matter how small or misshapen they might be. I have a lot of painting time and money spent on them to get them in the first place. They have charm. I am only interested in 25/28, 15s, but possibly(very remotely) 6 or 10 if they are a completely new and unique period that my old do not occupy, which leaves pretty much 18th cent, sci-fi,and Renaissance, 32s leave me cold, seen as a ploy to make old figs obsolete. I still mix in some of them if they might not be too glaring….fantasy figs of monsters can easily be mixed in. Humans less so. I even use an occasional 54 as a giant in my 25/28 games. I bought some GW wolves that ended up being a whole lot bigger than 28mm horses…silly me thinking they might be just a tad smaller from the packaging illustration, or at least the same size as my wolf rider cav from the 80s! I really can't use them in the manner I had hoped.

Rules, I am loath to buy the newest and shiniest until I have had a chance to read detailed rules, or better gotten a chance to play them once or twice at a con. I have been burned too often by shiny impulse purchases. Ii still regret a recent breakdown in my discipline with Chosen Men although I love Blood Eagle…both were impulse buys. BE was an exception to thenormal courseof things.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Will take a look at new to see if it brings any improvement for my tastes. If not, the good old is stiil gold Ogre!

The bad new doesn't seem nearly as bad as the bad old Tractics!

RudyNelson27 Mar 2018 12:01 p.m. PST

No but I think a lot of gamers favor easy to understand over complicated to follow.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 11:26 p.m. PST

I still have the first Airfix toy Soldiers I ever got. They continue to march and fight, right alongside their newer friends and opponents.

However just like me their joints are not as robust as they used to be. wink

Legion 430 Mar 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

Well I'll freely admit I like younger women over older … but to me a younger woman is like 50, 55 ! huh? old fart

deephorse30 Mar 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

But do they like you?

Legion 431 Mar 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

Well … that's another matter entirely … wink

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