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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
5 years old or less
3
3%
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6-10 years old
8
7%
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11-15 years old
7
6%
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16-20 years old
14
13%
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21-25 years old
13
12%
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26-30 years old
10
9%
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31-35 years old
7
6%
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36-40 years old
18
16%
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41-45 years old
14
13%
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46-50 years old
7
6%
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more than 50 years old
4
4%
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I didn't game in the last year
3
3%
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I don't know
3
3%
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I don't use commercial rulesets
0
0%
 
other (explain)
0
0%
 
POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP writes:

OK, this is a little complicated, but I think I'm on to something here. I heard the usual griping today that we'll spend fortunes on armies and begrudge pennies for rules.

But for me, troops are a one-time expense. Rules are more like rent. I had Napoleonic troops on the table last month who were at least 46 years old. If I purchased only the most popular set of Napoleonics rules each time a new set became most popular, how much would I have spent over that time? (And how often would I have had to rebase, had I been so foolish?)

And I can sell old troops. Price old rulebooks in the flea market sometime…

So

How old was the oldest commercial ruleset you used in the last year?

(And is there any chance we can get GW and Co. to print "best by" dates on their rules the way we do on bottles of milk?)

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.