Monday, November 05, 2012

Proper Wargamer 'poll'

Found this over on Big Lee's blog ( and of course being a sucker for such nonsense I cannot resist so..................................:

To genuinely call yourself a Wargamer, then you must have done most or all of the following:

* Spent at least £500 on figures / tanks - and you get extra kudos for every £500 you've spent

Only £500 ha ha ha !!!

* Pricked your finger or thumb on a pike block - several times

Oh yes and also on Lances, Spears and one ot two Tank barrels (those old Leicester Micro Models) !!

* Tried at least 10 different rule sets and vowed never to play half of them ever again

Only 10 ha ha ha !!!!!

* Bought an army off EBay

No armies but lots of Rules and Board Wargames

* Sold an army on EBay

I have never sold a figure I have painted as no TRUE Wargamer ever would !!!!!!

* spent months painting an army - then used it in anger once

I can spend months on a unit never mind an army and some stuff painted but never used !

* tried several different periods and genres

A myriad of periods and scales but only 'genres' are Miniatures, PC & Board with Historical basis (not a great fan of Fantasy stuff despite recently venturing into Middle Earth RPG)

* dropped a box of figures on the floor from a great height

Thankfully no just single figures on odd occasion

* lost a battle on the last throw of the dice

And on the first !!

* made at least one enemy for life

Not that I know of but I only play with friends so who knows ?

* had a proper, stand up argument over a wargamers table

I prefer to term these discussions or debates and never heated enough to fall out or come to blows

* thrown a dice across a room

Once and mate has not let me forget it !!

* rebased an army for a different rule set

Oh yes....................and once or twice back again.................. 

* inflicted a whopping defeat on an opponent

Not often but suffer plenty

* suffered an embarrassing defeat due to a stupid tactical decision

Beware for we are Legion......................................................

* joined a wargamers club

Belonged to local club in past and several online clubs

* bought a ton of lead that remains unpainted

Only a ton ha ha ha !!!

* been to a wargamers show

Yes for  overdose of all thing Wargaming

* have more dice than is logical or necessary to own - and have used most of them

More than is logical or necessary ha ha ha !!!!!

* have taken boxes of troops down to a club just to show them off to your mates

Na one is much to mature for that

Couple of additions I would make to list are:

* Blog or have a web-page about your Wargaming activities

Well you are reading it so............................

* have book collection dictated by Wargaming research & background reading

Oh yes indeed

* critic Hollywood 'War' movies as to historical accuracy or lack thereof 

Of course despite enjoying the read.........mostly

* spend car/train etc journeys checking the lie of the land and/or thinking that would make a good terrain item

Yes indeed sometimes to detriment of safe driving !!

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