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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Mar 2020 4:11 p.m. PST

Let's imagine that you get a $1,000 USD check from the government, that you are healthy and still have your income, and therefore you are encouraged to spend the money to stimulate the economy.

And let's further assume that you spend it all on wargaming! grin

What would you buy? (Be as specific as you can.)

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 4:22 p.m. PST

Well, since I am retired, I'm not sure I will be getting a check. If however I do, I will not spend it on myself, I will split it equally among my three daughters and their families.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 4:24 p.m. PST

Well, living in Canada I won't get one, but if I had to spend it on gaming I would

- buy a few new rule books
- get the 6mm stuff I need to fight out Sidi Rezigh
- buy a couple regiments of those Eureka Toy Soldier figs
- buy some 28 mm SYW French cavalry (I have 2.5 cavalry regiments to my 16 plus infantry units)

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 4:26 p.m. PST

Complete my 15mm Russian Civil War Army
Buy terrain for Zona Alpha
Complete my 28mm Sudan armies

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 4:27 p.m. PST

Spin casting machine

RudyNelson28 Mar 2020 4:42 p.m. PST

My $1,200 USD is going to pay household bills such as utilities.
Now I had an excess of $1,000 USD, I would buy $500 USD each of two custom nationality/ faction dice. They are 1,000 at 50 cents each die.

14Bore28 Mar 2020 4:44 p.m. PST

Could buy enough lead that I would never get through. But most likely get more limbers for my Napoleonic armies

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

probably either more John Jenkins figures, or use it on a painting service in order to jump start a new project.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 4:55 p.m. PST

Absolutely NOTHING from Black Tree Design – see post a few down from this one!!

Must Contain Minis28 Mar 2020 5:05 p.m. PST

I would buy a few tables worth of terrain, some random minis that I like from Reaper Miniatures and explore a lot of new products.

Must Contain Minis28 Mar 2020 5:06 p.m. PST

Or… I might put that towards a custom 6' by 4' gaming table for my basement. I want one that looks great, rather than just a utilitarian one. Currently using a 7' by 3.75' table that was built 30-years ago for a slot car track.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 5:11 p.m. PST

Trees. I never have enough trees.

Really, really fab trees.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 5:21 p.m. PST

If I could use it frivolously, I would send figures off to be painted…never have enough time to get figs painted myself.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 5:24 p.m. PST

I think that I would spend it on hotel rooms at the next few conventions. That's the most expensive part of a convention for us.

Sgt Slag28 Mar 2020 5:49 p.m. PST

I would take one week off work, without pay, so that I can paint… Cheers!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 5:50 p.m. PST

I feel I might be obligated to buy a good 3D resin printer.

bobspruster28 Mar 2020 5:59 p.m. PST

Maybe a couple of armies from Shiny Toy Soldiers….

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 6:09 p.m. PST

I'd save it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian28 Mar 2020 6:30 p.m. PST

Some people don't read the rules. grin

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 6:38 p.m. PST

A 3D printer, an inkjet printer with scanner, and as many 3D files as whatever cash remains will buy meó mostly of spaceships and fantasy sailing vessels. And plenty of supplies to start cranking things out!

Chuckaroobob28 Mar 2020 6:38 p.m. PST

Not sure what they would cost, but I'd buy some 1:100 and 1:56 SJGames Ogre Miniatures. I mean the Ogres, none of the conventional stuff.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 6:46 p.m. PST

Read the rules, but, the cash goes to the general fund. Where it could be used for paint, supplies, and such. That said I was considering not having my spring sale (proceeds go directly to the funding of the War Department and now with all the extra money coming in to other gamers – IT'S ON!

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 7:14 p.m. PST

I would start having my unpainted figures painted. Start with 25mm ACW, followed by 15mm ACW, then 25mm Napoleonic, then 15mm Napoleonic, and then 20mm WWII vehicles and figures. If I still had money left, I'd send off various miscellaneous fantasy amazon figures followed by 5mm ACW. And I would still have unpainted figures left. I'm not sure a $1,000 USD would cover all of it.

Re: the rules, I consider paying to have figures painted to be akin to buying painted figures.

khanscom28 Mar 2020 7:15 p.m. PST

Probably divide the windfall about equally:

Finish a 15mm American Revolution set with an order from Stone Mountain and Peter Pig;

Ditto 25mm Mexican War armies from Historifigs;

Adler and Baccus would get a substantial order to complete my 6mm South American Liberation armies;

and, finally, Pendraken gets a chunk for adding to the 10mm imagination interwar army (largely late WWI German).

Choctaw28 Mar 2020 7:30 p.m. PST

I would buy every Avalon Hill and Victory Games bookcase game that I used to own but gave away.

Stryderg28 Mar 2020 7:50 p.m. PST

Most of it would go to painting services to whittle down my lead pile. Then some GZG and Brigade 6mm stuff, and painting services for that, too. Then pizza to fuel the all night gaming fests to come.

Combat Colours28 Mar 2020 8:20 p.m. PST

Toilet paper😀

HansPeterB Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 8:48 p.m. PST

I'd break down and buy an airbrush, and possibly take a few lessons to learn how to work the darn thing.

Whirlwind28 Mar 2020 8:53 p.m. PST

I would divide it up something like…

$250 USD Full 6mm Pony Wars set-up when Baccus releases that
$100 USD 6mm WW2 Russian Army
$100 USD Expand existing Tumbling Dice 1/600 WW2 Aircraft (Russians, Italians, Japanese, US)
$100 USD Add the missing bits and pieces I want in 28mm fantasy (more peasants and thug-types, plus a few more dwarfs, mainly)
$150 USD Finish off all the 6mm Napoleonic minor nations I don't have already (Polish, Westphalians, Saxons, Sicilians)
$100 USD More 6mm and 15mm buildings and terrain
$100 USD Some bits and pieces for my modern 15mm stuff
$100 USD Scenario books

Twilight Samurai28 Mar 2020 9:06 p.m. PST

Toilet paper😀

Combat Colours is on the right track, convert it into the currency of the After Times.

genew4928 Mar 2020 9:33 p.m. PST

Pay a painter to paint my millions of figures!

Wargamer Blue28 Mar 2020 9:40 p.m. PST

Yeah, I'd definitely hire a painter to make a small dent in the lead mountain.

Martin Rapier28 Mar 2020 10:55 p.m. PST

A colour laser printer.

Some eBay Napoleonic armies.

Probably redo all my 6mm desert stuff in 15mm.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 11:37 p.m. PST

Replacement paints and brushes from Foundry.
Magnetic sheets and wooden planks for building battlefields.
Some fancy Dice Tower.
6mm and 10mm figures from all fellow producers, as espionage.. ;-)

Prince Rupert of the Rhine28 Mar 2020 11:43 p.m. PST

I'd use the money on Steve Barbers figure comission service and see if I could get some darkest Africa miniatures made for the kingdoms of Bugunda and Bunyoro.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2020 11:46 p.m. PST

Send out more figures to be painted.
That, combined with my own current painting, would continue to get armies on the table as soon as possible.

Duke Beardy Dad29 Mar 2020 1:16 a.m. PST

What do you mean, if I had to, what else is there to spend money on!? I would probably buy a decent airbrush set up, or, failing that, I'd probably try to buy enough models to make a demonstration game for events and shows. I've always fancied doing something with two parts representing an early skirmish leading to a later encounter.

Timmo uk29 Mar 2020 2:43 a.m. PST

Deep Cut Studio double sided game mat for air combat

More Wings of War/Wings of Glory WW1 planes

A mixed lot of Raiden 1/285 WW2 planes

A pretty significant order of AB Napoleonics

A few boxes of Perry Sudan

A few blisters of Foundry pirates

A couple of Avalon Hill naval games

A spray booth and airbrush accessories

If there's anything left, terrain for Stingray game

King Monkey29 Mar 2020 3:44 a.m. PST

Strong drink and loose women.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 4:17 a.m. PST

$200 USD a good standardized set of boxes for storing my figures instead of the random set of things I have them in now.

$800 USD small storage barn for my wargaming stuff and my/SWMBO's crafting supplies.

advocate29 Mar 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

King Monkey, that would brighten up many a wargames.

huron72529 Mar 2020 9:12 a.m. PST

Front Rank & Triguard 40mm AWI miniatures. All of it. :)

Fat Wally29 Mar 2020 9:26 a.m. PST

No brainer for me….

Khurusan Mid-Late 16th Century figs for French Wars of Religion.

Stoppage29 Mar 2020 11:54 a.m. PST

Make new table to go across spare bedroom bed:

Drawing pins (pin down sheet).
Decorators sheet (follow contours).
Camping mats (contours).
Cork tiles and glue (to pin above into).
Flat-sided doors (totally flat and non-wobbly – for a change).
Draw latches/catches (hold door edges together).
Leg holders.
Metal legs (counter-act gravity.

Anyone suggest an ideal table height? (I am six-foot tall.)

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 3:06 p.m. PST

I believe 28" to the lowest point of the table edge is "standard" height for commercial tables in general. Don;t quote me.

I'm pretty sure that's what my 6x12" table is. Low enough for everyone to lean over and reach the middle without crushing everything in between and high enough to not bang your knees on the bottom. I'm 6' 3" and it works for me.

Volstagg Vanir29 Mar 2020 9:48 p.m. PST

Ikea Kallax Shelving !

Or a bottle of GW Contrast Paint
(whichever is more expensive ! ) lol )

Jeffers29 Mar 2020 11:37 p.m. PST

Bribe Russ to finish the OG2 line…

TodCreasey30 Mar 2020 5:17 a.m. PST

I'll take that as 1000 USD (I am Canadian)

$150 USD for a Sassanid Army from A and A
$500 USD for a better airbrush and better compressor. I have a cheap Badger airbursh and compressor and I am ready for something better
$150 USD again for some Huns from Footsore
$150 USD on some Fireforge plastic Byzantines
$50 USD left for Artisan Berbers

KSmyth30 Mar 2020 8:30 a.m. PST

I need more stuff like a hole in the head, but if I had more game dough, I might snap up some goodies from Pulp Figures and maybe some senselessly extravagant accoutrements from Wyrmwood.

Lascaris31 Mar 2020 8:35 a.m. PST

150 points of French for Team Yankee, I figure that's about $800. USD I'd buy more terrain with the rest of it.

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