20/01/2022 at 14:20 #167379
I have put up a ramble on the blog about giving tighter focus to where I want my gaming to go, getting rid of distractions and more effectively giving time to the projects that need to grow. I have spent several years just looking at piles of different parts of the collection, knowing that they need sorting out – now they have been.
LINK20/01/2022 at 14:57 #167382Andrew BeasleyParticipant
Hang on a mo – if you are no longer a wargaming butterfly what does that make you???
Glad you got things sorted – a good tidy is good for the heart and mind.20/01/2022 at 15:03 #167384
Thanks Andrew, yes a hobby refresh is not an over statement. My butterfly credentials are in tatters ….. can that be true! This is more serious than I thought 🙂20/01/2022 at 15:04 #167385Guy FarrishParticipant
Congratulations! No doubt you feel better for it. Probably.
I ‘settled down’ some years ago having moved about a lot and started getting things out of storage and realised I had way too much stuff – Napoleonics in 28mm, 25mm, 12mm if anyone remembers Hinchliffe System12? 10mm, 6mm and 2mm for a starter. Now just the 6mm left.
There was tons of other duplication.
So I did what you did and rationalised. Not quite as ruthlessly.
And now, casting an imaginary eye to the attic I can see I have again diversified too much into the beginnings of periods and genres I am never going to realistically do anything about.
Currently Ancients in 15mm, 10mm and 6mm for example and some, but not really enough for a game, 28mm Cowboys and some 28mm Border Reivers, 15mm Seven Years War Imaginations, etc etc.
Time to take inspiration from you Norm, gird the loins and once more ascend the loft ladder of doom.
[That’s the plan, honest. I may have a coffee first and make a list. No need to rush. Is there?]20/01/2022 at 15:31 #167387
Guy, I spent quite a few years having a coffee and pondering, so I could never rush you 🙂
I find it is the terrain in multi scale ownership that is the real space hogger and duplication there is often complete.
Your point is well made on the ease of slipping back into wider collecting.20/01/2022 at 18:38 #167390Konstantinos TravlosParticipant
A move is making me do the same for third time in the last decade. C’est la vie
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Axel Oxenstierna20/01/2022 at 18:55 #167391ian pillayParticipant
Brave move Norm. I big weight lifted I guess. At least you can concentrate on your excellent WotR articles 😉
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