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advocate12 Jan 2019 5:31 a.m. PST

All of the things – but sometimes it might be in combination with other players.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 5:58 a.m. PST

I would say the minimum is…

A surface to play on

Some terrain

Enough figures for two sides

Some rules

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

Interest in the period. To me that's the most important thing.
I went into massive British Napoleonic projects twice. Each time it was because the club I was in was doing Nappies and I wanted to contribute.
Each time I discovered that I had little interest in my project and sold them to someone who did.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

No miniature wargame happens without
a board (including terrain)
rules (including necessary markers, randomizers and measuring devices)
a scenario and
troops for two sides.

I'll grant you these can be pretty rough and ready, especially early on.

But Winston's right: if the period--or the rules someone else insists on--won't keep your interest, it doesn't really matter how good-looking the troops and terrain are.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2019 8:14 a.m. PST

I don't need to have any of the things to play a milieu. Someone else certainly can provide them!

(Of course, being infected with "dragon hoarding disease," I'll probably wind up acquiring it all anyway.)

I'm a hoarder of hordes!

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