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  • #137199
    ian pillay
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    If you had £100 budget to spend on your hobby what would you buy?

    Tally-Ho!

    #137200
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Good question. Probably specialist tools. Will go investigate.

    #137201
    Rhoderic
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    Like, if I was starting from scratch and had to make a viable project out of what I can buy for £100?

    Or like, if a windfall landed me with an extra £100 to spend on new hobby products, accounting for the stuff I already have?

    Or like, if this was the last £100 I was allowed to spend on the hobby, and I had to try to “top up” my existing projects as best I can with it?

    #137203
    ian pillay
    Participant

    Rhoderic,

    That’s the dilemma, the first two of your statements are more applicable in this situation…..

    Do you have a magpie moment and dive in to a new project? Do you top up a project or even (shudder the thought) try to complete a project…? Never really been faced with A this dilemma or B been gifted £100 for the kids!

    Tally-Ho!

    #137204
    General Slade
    Participant

    I would buy the same thing I always buy if I have got some spare money: 15mm 2nd gen Minifigs. I would probably be able to get about two hundred infantry for that. For some reason it doesn’t matter how many I buy (or how few I paint) I always seem to need more.

    #137205
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Only £100? that hardly seem enough.
    If I play Games Workshop games the answer would be easy, since I’ll onyl be able to afford a few boxes of minis.

    Tired is enough.
    I like tiny miniatures

    #137209
    Thuseld
    Participant

    I would do my best to kit myself out with enough British and Soviet (both early and late war) 6mm WW2 miniatures to never need any more. Also early war German vehicles. If possible I would spring for some Afrika Korps and 8th Army.

    #137214
    irishserb
    Participant

    If I had the money today, I would spend it on an assortment of figures for my post apocalypse games from Brother Vinni, Crooked Dice, and Black Scorpion.

    #137225
    MartinR
    Participant

    If I was starting from scratch, I would buy a companies worth of British and German infantry and some supporting vehicles. Probably PSC for 15mm, or Heroics and Ros for 6mm.

    If I had to also buy paint, brushes, sknives, files, glue, I might end up buying rather less….

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #137227
    telzy amber
    Participant

    If I was starting from scratch, I would buy a companies worth of British and German infantry and some supporting vehicles. Probably PSC for 15mm, or Heroics and Ros for 6mm. If I had to also buy paint, brushes, sknives, files, glue, I might end up buying rather less….

    Ah but when are your companies? Norway 1940 campaign? France 1940? North Africa 1941? ’42? Greece 1940? Leros 1943? They all require different toys and I didn’t even mention Crete.

    Decisions decisions! Impossible task

    #137228
    Whirlwind
    Participant

    Ah but when are your companies? Norway 1940 campaign? France 1940? North Africa 1941? ’42? Greece 1940? Leros 1943? They all require different toys and I didn’t even mention Crete.

    Haha no way!!! Germans is germans and Brits are brits (and aussies, kiwis, south, east & west africans, indians) and no toy soldier of mine is going to avoid active service just because he has slightly the wrong shade of trousers.  I might relax this rule a little for North Africa, and that is more because of the basing – although I am interested in Just Jack’s more universal basing schemes to avoid this too…

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #137229
    Whirlwind
    Participant

    I definitely don’t know the answer to this question, since I actually have a £100 or so in the hobby kitty and I haven’t spent it yet.  Options are:

    1 – Some cyberpunk stuff in 28mm.  What is holding me back here is that I need to make or buy the terrain first…

    2 – Some more 15mm WW2 stuff, particularly Italians (to expand my opponents for US and British), Soviets (to give another opponent for the Germans) or Japanese (as Italians, but terrain issues here).

    3 – Some more 15mm Cold War stuff.  This is more for Twilight 2000 type games rather than Cold War as such, but feel that I might want to get some games done with the stuff I have just painted first…a T-72 and maybe a NATO tank may be first here.

    4 – Some more 6mm WW2 stuff.  This could include Poles, French and Soviets, plus stuff for the Western Desert…but there are problems here with which companies are open and which ranges I like.

    5 – There a few interesting rulesets out there that I keep meaning to try: Et Sans Resultat, Bloody Big Battles & Armati spring to mind off the top of my head. OTOH, do I really need more rulesets?  Plus the only periods I really think I need new rules for Early Medieval and Wars of the Roses.

    6 – Wings of the Motherland, because I love air warfare.  OTOH, it isn’t like I have played all the scenarios from Whistling Death yet…I could buy more 1/600 aircraft from Tumbling Dice, but I am very reluctant to do that until I have got a physical set up I like.

    So, what to do ?

     

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #137242
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    So, what to do ?

    Cough, cough.. Burning Sands…

    Cough..

    #137243
    warwell
    Participant

    This chainmail warskirt, for my LARPing hobby.

    But if you are talking miniatures only, then I would order some more tanks from Germy’s 2mm line and some more tokens from Litko. Other than that, I don’t have any real mini needs at the moment. I just received a large (for me) order of 10mm ancient/medieval/fantasy figures from Irregular, for use with Age of Heroes, a free set of skirmish rules posted on Lead Adventure Forum.

    Now Rhoderic has posed an interesting question – “if I was starting from scratch and had to make a viable project out of what I can buy for £100?” I have some definite ideas; sounds like a topic for a blog post!

     

    #137252
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    If I was starting up a project from scratch and had a strict £100 budget for it, I’d probably be looking at either 3mm massed-battle fantasy from Microworld, 3mm “not Epic” from Vanguard, or 15mm military sci-fi from various manufacturers, but probably with a focus on Brigade Models. All feel like good choices for self-contained, budget-friendly projects, as opposed to something like 28mm sci-fi or fantasy skirmish where I would always feel the urge to keep expanding the collection with more figures and terrain pieces.

    If I suddenly had an extra £100 to immediately expand my existing collections with, I’d probably get some sci-fi terrain, mainly for 28mm, but with a view to multi-usefulness. It’s a gap that needs filling, for my 28mm sci-fi projects to become more tabletop-ready.

    #137255
    warwell
    Participant

    If I were starting from scratch today with 100 pounds, here is what I would do – https://warwellwg.blogspot.com/2020/05/starting-with-100-pounds.html

    Admittedly idiosyncratic

    #137259
    Tony Hughes
    Participant

    Adding to my lead pile wouldn’t be a good idea (even though I’m looking at yet more DBA armies in 15mm when I still have 5 to paint) as I already have too much that I do want to get on the table.

    If I was starting with £100 (assuming I’d got paints, brushes & basic tools already) then you could do both sides for almost any horse & musket period in 6mm for that – not large armies but enough to have a decent game with. I’d probably go for WSS.

    If you held a gun to my head and made me spend it then probably books that are more that I’d usually be prepared to pay.

     

    #137260
    Whirlwind
    Participant

    Cough, cough.. Burning Sands…

    Your Burning Sands stuff looks really fantastic, but I already have plenty of figures for this kind of game in 28mm…a bit of a shame, but there you go.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #137276
    MartinR
    Participant

    If I was starting from scratch, I would buy a companies worth of British and German infantry and some supporting vehicles. Probably PSC for 15mm, or Heroics and Ros for 6mm. If I had to also buy paint, brushes, sknives, files, glue, I might end up buying rather less….

    Ah but when are your companies? Norway 1940 campaign? France 1940? North Africa 1941? ’42? Greece 1940? Leros 1943? They all require different toys and I didn’t even mention Crete. Decisions decisions! Impossible task

    Well, obviously the most useful ones – Germans in field grey and jackboots, and British in khaki serge. Good for the whole war and I don’t particularly care if the Brits aren’t wearing box respirators in 1940 or have unscrimmed helmets in 1944. Any period slack is made up for by the support weapons so I’d need stands of ATRs, 2pdr, 6pdr, PIATs, panzerfausts and Pak 36, 38 and 40. I’m not bothered about the difference between a tripod mount MG34 or 42.

    If they were going to fight somewhere hot, then I’d go for troops on tropical uniforms, but I’m not as I’m just starting out.

    The hardest thing is what tanks to buy. Shermans and Pz IVs? Churchills and Stugs? Cromwells and Panthers?

    Back in the early 1970s there wasn’t much choice with this stuff so (Airfix) Shermans and Panzer IVs it was for my first Charles Grant army. Maybe if I’d read ‘Brazen Chariots’ before ‘Mailed Fist’, I might have got 8th Army and Afrika Korps instead.

     

     

     

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #137291
    jeffers
    Participant

    That would probably be just enough to cover my remaining Hinchliffe AWI British line infantry requirements from HindsFigures.

    So I’d do that. 😁

    More nonsense on my blog: http://battle77.blogspot.com/

    #137427
    Darkest Star Games
    Participant

    Trade you that 100 for TIME.  I need TIME set aside to get some projects going or done.  Never enough time…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #137428
    Nathaniel Weber
    Participant

    I agree with Darby. I would trade 2 completely reliable hours a week for that 100 pounds.

    But with that money, I would probably  buy hobby supplies rather than miniatures. Static grass tufts, green stuff, Das clay, etc.

    Or blow it on a big piece of terrain.

    #137434

    Right now? Five boxes of Oathmark plastics.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #137562
    Jemima Fawr
    Participant

    The same as every £100, Pinky: Buy AB Napoleonics in industrial quantities and try to take over the world.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #137563
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Much as that would be cool, I just have too much lead/plastic/resin that needs to be painted, sigh.

    #137729
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    Right now? restocking my paints and brushes since they’re in pretty bad shape after last time we moved.

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse5701

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