Wow, a week without having posted anything. That's mainly because I haven't had anything to post. Last Sunday, just before I headed off to bed I realised I had another bleeding cold which combined with increasing my hours at work left me too worn our to want to do any painting this week and yesterday.
I did get some work done today though - the dark ages buildings are now finished. I'll take some pics tomorrow and post a review of the buildings. I also did a bit more work on the cuirassiers - armour has received a black wash, saddle cloths have been painted and the horses have been base-coated.
OK, so another viral on the wargames blogosphere has been kicked off by Phil B over at The Wargaming Site
So, here are my answers.
* Spent at least £500 on figures / tanks - and you get extra kudos for every £500 you've spent
Definitely over £500, possibly over £1000 (if not, I'm damned close). Not bad considering I've only been back into gaming for just over a year
* Pricked your finger or thumb on a pike block - several times
Pikes and lances, many, many times.
* Tried at least 10 different rule sets and vowed never to play half of them ever again
Not yet, but with only a year or so of gaming I haven't had time yet. I've definitely read more than 10 and decided against playing several of them (the wonders of free and cheap PDF rules)
* Bought an army off EBay
* Sold an army on EBay
* spent months painting an army - then used it in anger once
Not an army, but I do have several squads for SF skirmish games that haven't seen any tabletop action so far
* tried several different periods and genres
* dropped a box of figures on the floor from a great height
Not yet (thank goodness)
* lost a battle on the last throw of the dice
* made at least one enemy for life
Does having 3 stifles on PMT count as having 3 "enemies for life"? I've obviously upset them enough for them to want to ignore my posts
* had a proper, stand up argument over a wargames table
Nope, probably because I'm too easy going.
* thrown a dice across a room
Not intentionally - some overly enthusiastic rolls have seen my dice skip off the table, onto the floor and carry on to the far wall.
* rebased an army for a different rule set
Not yet. If I changed rules and the new one used different base sizes I'd probably opt for a different army (and maybe scale)
* inflicted a whopping defeat on an opponent
* suffered an embarrassing defeat due to a stupid tactical decision
Pretty much every game I play
* joined a wargamers club
Yes and no. Central London Wargames Club isn't a membership club, you just arrange games with other "members", turn up and buy drinks
* bought a ton of lead that remains unpainted
Certainly a good few pounds weight
* been to a wargamers show
Yup - Colours 2011, SELWG 2011 and 2012, Salute 2012, Broadside 2012, Campaign 2012
* have more dice than is logical or necessary to own - and have used most of them
Definitely more dice than I really need, but not all (or probably even most) of them have been used
* have taken boxes of troops down to a club just to show them off to your mates
Haven't taken whole boxes, but have taken units or individual figures.
4 maybes or partials
I guess that means that I am a "proper wargamer"