Okay there's been this thing circulating on fellow gamers' blogs the last few days...
* Spent at least £500 (Dollars) on figures / tanks - and you get extra kudos for every
£500 (dollars) you've spentYes absolutely. Even with my "30 Dollar per month allowance" I still think I've spent this much - with incidental and emergency purchases, although I will say - never at the same time! Before I was married, it was nothing for me to drop 200 dollars on a proper Army. Now that there is a new regime in charge of the wargaming purse, it's a little tougher to justify budgets. That doesn't mean I don't try!
your finger or thumb on a pike block - several times
The answer is no...and yes. Maybe not a pike block, but definitely my Xacto knife cutting down, whittling down, and shaping my armies. I've gotten some nasty cuts on the thumbs, but it's a labor of love - and I've had my tetanus shot.
* Tried at least 10 different rule sets and
vowed never to play half of them ever again
YES! But you forgot to mention - tried those rules sets, vowed never to play, THEN PICKED UP AND PLAYED, vowed never to play AGAIN, and then picked up to play AGAIN! (marked with a **)
Fistful of TOWS III, Le Grande Armee, EPIC Armageddon**, Johnny Reb III, Fire & Fury Regimental (sorry guys, I like the original better) Peter Pig's Civil War Battles, Command Decision**, Battletech, Warhammer 40K, GHQ Modern Micro Armour**
* Bought an army off
Does a bear sh*t in the woods??? EPIC Space Marine Army, Spearhead Modern Soviet Tank Division, and countless, painted 15mm AWI Regiments.
* Sold an army on EBay
Nope! Never sold anything on Ebay.
* spent months painting an army - then used it in anger
Yes absolutely done this! And lost the battle I might add...
* tried several different periods and genres
Of course - my miniatures range from ancients up to moderns.
* dropped a box of figures on
the floor from a great height
If you count a great height as about 4 feet, then yes (and to any wargamer, dropping a box of figures 4 feet is a SEE (Significant Emotional Event). I will also submit that I had my original copy of GHQ's WWII MicroArmour The Game sitting on our bathroom counter top, and my wife walked by and bumped them accidentally into the toilet........
lost a battle on the last throw of the dice
YES!!! Ask Dave F about my fateful Panzer VIb (Tiger) Platoon's charge into a fortified, built up area loaded with Russian SMG Infantry, AT guns, and more tanks! Since all of my infantry had been killed off, it was a last, desperate gamble by the Reich. I almost won the close combat over-run. Almost.
* made at least one enemy for life
definitely not on the gaming table. It's hard to make enemies when you lose all the time :)
a proper, stand up argument over a wargamers table
Yes. David F and I could probalby pass law school with all of our arguments over rules, semantics, "what the author was thinking" debates, and "what the unit ACTUALLY would have done" debates...
* thrown a dice across a
Once or twice.
an army for a different rule set
Of course. Switched my ACW guys from Johnny Reb III to Fire and Fury to name one
* inflicted a whopping
defeat on an opponent
Yes. Like once or twice. It's sad I can remember thrashings by counting on one hand. Literally. Beat Dave F in a great GHQ MicroArmour game (scenario 1 - introductory scenario), and some other guys in a Volley & Bayonet ACW scenario when I counter-marched them all over the map and then attacked in echelon up an epic hill.
* suffered an
embarrassing defeat due to a stupid tactical decision
See question #8 ...
* joined a
Yes I joined the Lehigh Valley Legion although I have yet to game there, and yet to spend my $40 in-store credit! I also co-founded the East Lawton Wargaming Society, which is neiter in East Lawton, nor a true Society.
* bought a ton of lead that remains
* been to a
Attended Fall-In in 2009.
* have more
dice than is logical or necessary to own - and have used most of
Everyone knows dice eventually run out of luck. It's a well-known FACT that luck value of the dice is perishable and runs out over time - causing you to buy more.
* have taken boxes of troops down to a club just to show them
off to your mates
No but during a table-top exercise when I was a young captain at the intelligence officer's career course in Arizona, my squad mates asked me to bring in 1 1/4" 15mm troop stands to move around on the map. It was nice showing off my troops and vehicles to non-wargamers.