- 25/03/2018 at 09:04 #87188Deleted UserMember
I’m sure all the Cool Kids know about these but the concept has only recently been brought to my attention.
Evidently, several companies, for a small emolument, send a box of random miniature wargames’ “stuff” on a regular basis.
They can include various figures of several scales & periods, sample paint pots, bits of scenery, rules, flock, etc etc..
All seems too random for my tastes. Your view….& does anyone subscribe to such?
donald25/03/2018 at 13:47 #87196MikeKeymaster25/03/2018 at 14:31 #87199Mike HeaddenParticipant
Don’t see the attraction of getting random junk in the post but presumably it appeals to some people.
Now, if someone set up a scheme to BUY figures from me on a monthly basis I’d be in! 🙂
Send me £23.99 a month and I’ll send you an unspecified selection of miniatures 😀
- This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by Mike Headden.
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!25/03/2018 at 15:36 #87206Tony HughesParticipant
Not for me, like Mike, I want to choose what I’m getting.25/03/2018 at 15:39 #87207Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
No thank you. My gaming interests are fairly narrow and not very main stream. Seems like a lot of money for the few paint brushes that I might actually use.
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/25/03/2018 at 19:43 #87213Ivan SorensenParticipant
I like the idea because if nothing else, any figure can pop up in a Doctor Who scenario 🙂
I’m not subscribed to anything currently though, since I’ve been trying to cut back some of our discretionary spending.
Nordic Weasel Games
https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse570125/03/2018 at 20:26 #87221BlackhatParticipant
They are pretty popular – I have been selling a LOT of paint to three of the big ones in the UK…
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http://www.www.blackhat.co.uk/25/03/2018 at 20:28 #87222Ivan SorensenParticipant
Actually, now that I think about it, I know a lot of people who’d enjoy paying the odd figure of a given range, but has no interest in painting an entire army’s worth.
Nordic Weasel Games
https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/5701/Nordic-Weasel-Games?src=browse570125/03/2018 at 22:47 #87228kyoteblueParticipant
I’m going to pass on that as well.26/03/2018 at 08:22 #87240Russell PhillipsParticipant
I’m not a cool kid so I didn’t know about it 🙂 I know some cool kids, though, so I’ve seen similar things for other hobbies.
I wargame a limited number of periods and scales, and the details are too vague for me – “a mixture of sci-fi, fantasy or historic models and accessories”. I assume the benefit is that what you get would cost significantly more if you bought them normally.
I quite like the idea of getting random surprises in the post, but not enough to real money on it. These things always seem to cost upwards of £20/month, though, which is way too much for me to spend on the possibility of maybe getting something I’d like.
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