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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 8:59 p.m. PST

"Miniature wargamers are both blessed and cursed to live in a golden age of the hobby. Thanks to advances in material science and manufacturing, combined with the reduced cost of shipping and ease of cross-border payments, the cost and selection of figures available to wargames have never been better. The revolution in self-publishing has led to an explosion of rulesets that cover every setting, period, conflict, and scale. In short, there is literally no conflict for which you cannot find at least one line of figures and one set of rules. All these options lead to two dead-ends for actual gaming, the dreaded analysis-paralysis and gamer attention deficit disorder. Every grognard has at least one perpetually unfinished game stuffed in a box somewhere, and no game is ever truly complete. It may be playable, but there's always one more figure, one more unit, or one more terrain piece. Miniature wargames are a hobby for collectors, after all…"
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UshCha22 Dec 2019 8:52 a.m. PST

Only really covers Gamers not simulators, worse still panders to painters ;-).

None of that appeals to me at all. Plus with the rise of 3D simulators can get the modesl they want cheaper, possibly doing there own.

If it was his version of wargaming I would never play. My son is into RPG and SI FY (he's 40+), we never play neither sees any attaction in the others hobby, there is no common ground.

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