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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Nov 2021 9:33 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

As a wargamer, how close are you to the zenith of your hobby abilities?

21% said "I'm past it"
20% said "I'm well past it"
19% said "Getting there…"

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 10:23 a.m. PST

There is always something to learn.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Nov 2021 2:00 p.m. PST

Here you go …

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Rotundo20 Nov 2021 2:29 a.m. PST

I am 50 now. I see 20/20, but I can not paint for six or eight hours anymore. I can't retain new information like I once did. I find myself checking rules more often. My hands are beat after 35 years in trades. My back does not allow me to play endlessly, and effortly anymore. Yet, I am at my zenith. Why? time… I have more time to game. I am some what well off. My finances are debt free. This means Saturday gaming instead of Saturday work. I have a library of game systems and troops. I have options. I have a network of players that I see any where from weekly, to monthly. Age has brought a lesser desire to win, yet more desire to play. I know what I like. I am less inclined to head down a rabbit hole. I do not buy wildly. I plan out armies and this leaves less waste. Keeps me focused. I am finishing my last huge project. American War of Independence. I want every thing, but I am content that I have enough. I have a huge Gaullic army, Norse vs Saxson, Burgundian vs Swiss, AWI all sides, Cowboys and Indians, Von Wissman's Column and the Abushiri Revolt, WW2, too much to list. Viet Nam, huge VC, Montengards, SF, Regulars, NVA. Modern Africa, Star Wars, All in 15mm. I also have table settings for each of these eras. Time to play!!!! It is all "down hill" from here….but so is a sled ride!!!

huron72522 Nov 2021 8:01 a.m. PST

Whole heartedly agree, Rotundo. Same situation.

von Schwartz ver 225 Nov 2021 8:40 a.m. PST

Dammit, eto stole my thunder, and my Zenith 19 inch TV

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