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16 Apr 2020 3:49 p.m. PST
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Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 12:20 p.m. PST

Took a few pics of my rule book collection for a Facebook group. Figured I'd share here. They are kept in milk crate style files, in roughly alphabetical order.

At last count the collection contained 1094 items, with one on pre-order. Does not count scenario books, campaign guides or army lists.




And a couple close ups:



BillyNM13 Apr 2020 12:22 p.m. PST

How many have you played?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 12:25 p.m. PST


Never thought about it.

USAFpilot13 Apr 2020 1:31 p.m. PST

Need more more Napoleonic rules. ;-)

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 1:57 p.m. PST

Yeah, only 517 so far….

epturner Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 4:25 p.m. PST


First thought. Waaaaayyy to organized.

Second thought. Waaayyy to much stuff.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 5:39 p.m. PST

I agree with epturner.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 5:47 p.m. PST

It's only 16 crates, just enough to fil a decent sized closet.

Stryderg13 Apr 2020 6:04 p.m. PST

How do you remember all of the modifiers?

Grelber13 Apr 2020 8:57 p.m. PST

Very nice! But then, I've been cleaning things up and have been wondering how to organize my own rules. This has some possibilities.



TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

Would you come organize my collection? I have about that much stuff but am trying to cut back.

dragoons1st14 Apr 2020 8:22 a.m. PST

A long time Dayton Ohio wargame mutual friend suggested I ask if you have this book in your collection: "A First Book of Wargaming" by F.E. Perry (1977, 64 page soft cover). I have a copy of his "Second Book of Wargaming"(1978) but cannot so far find a copy of "First Book" in public domain for sale, lending or viewing. I can send you a copy of its cover image, however.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 9:59 a.m. PST

Wow. I am having an existential crisis.

Mine are scattered all over the house. How do you have time to make little labels?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Apr 2020 10:24 a.m. PST

@Dragoons: Nope, sorry

@Andrew Walters: When I started cataloging I spent a few hours making them. Now I make them as I go so it takes all of 3 seconds to just print them out on labels and make a tab.

Legion 414 Apr 2020 1:49 p.m. PST

Not that many !!!

sillypoint14 Apr 2020 2:36 p.m. PST

Yay! Someone crazier than me! 😜😁
Although a WHOLE lot more organised. Finding rules for me is more like a treasure hunt.

Fred Mills15 Apr 2020 4:08 a.m. PST


Fried Flintstone Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2020 1:12 p.m. PST

Neither General de Brigade nor General d'Armee.

Your collection is incomplete sir !


Uparmored In the TMP Dawghouse16 Apr 2020 2:55 a.m. PST


I wanna play "The Gatlings Jammed!" and "Get Some"!!

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Apr 2020 9:04 p.m. PST

I was thinking about weeding out my collection, but you have made me realize that compared to you, I already have! Thanks for saving me a bunch of time.

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