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Wargaming on a Budget- Your Tips and Tricks?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:49 pm 
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If you are like me, your gaming eyes are bigger than your wallet. There are just too many cool things on the market right now, and it is hard to decide where to put your hard earned lucre. With all of this choice out there, what are some of your ideas and gimmicks to help save a buck and still get your wargaming fix?

I have a few different methods.

1. I learned to do some basic sculpt/crafting skills to support some of my games. i have used them to make my own models for the tabletop including Blood Bowl team members, Aeronautica Imperialis aircraft, and ships.

2. Instead of buying rules, I started making my own. Now, I can afford to buy rules but I haven't stopped making my own yet. Too much fun!

3. Paper, Paper, Paper! I have become a big believer in using paper templates for 2d, stand-ups, and 3d models. Paper is especially useful when deciding if you want to spend more money on a game/genre. You can read more about that at my Blog: http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ ... lates.html

4. I build generic terrain that can be used with a variety of game systems instead of system specific terrain boards.

So, what about you? What are your best tips for budget wargaming?

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I agree with point 4. And building terrain from what you have lying about. Polystyrene hill are quick, cheap, effective and easy. Tin cans make great silos with the addition of some bits and pieces.

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I buy big lots and sell off what I don't want. Many times I end up getting paid to keep the stuff I do want.

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Agree on all.

Foamcore is pretty cheap and is nice to move around with add printet minis. Made these for my local roleplay club for the ones who wants to try epic.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7h5uflfny98r ... m.pdf?dl=0


Also play against your self using proxies to familiaries your self with the rules for minis you dont own, and then you can buy them if you find them usefull, or too cool to live with out.

Paint the stuff you have instead of buying more - something i could learn from! This gives you more quality time with you minis then when just playing with them.

Befriend someone with a 3d printer, some of the stuff you need and is too expensive or comes in boxes with other stuff, can often be found in thingyverse.

Doing molds. Alot can be done with a bit of bluestuff, silicone or hotgluegunglue. Also for making destroyed parts for cool terrain or bases.


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Paint, etc., as much as you can/have before buying more.

If you only need 2 and you have 3; sell, trade or auction the extra(s).

Limit buying to only those things that you really, really, really, like and/or need.


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Legion 4 wrote:
Paint, etc., as much as you can/have before buying more.

If you only need 2 and you have 3; sell, trade or auction the extra(s).

Limit buying to only those things that you really, really, really, like and/or need.


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Hi!

Good advice.

Too bad I never follow it. ;)

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Most don't follow my advice ... usually anyway !! :D LOL !!!! ;D

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Good rule L4.
One I followed until those damn titans were released with Adeptus Titanicus.
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Legion 4 wrote:
Limit buying to only those things that you really, really, really, like and/or need.


What if I really, really, really like many thing? ;_;

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Hide your wallet like I do ;)

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lylekelm wrote:
Good rule L4.
One I followed until those damn titans were released with Adeptus Titanicus.
You can never have enough titans.

Yep, I can never have enough Infantry ... of all types !!!! Human, Aliens, etc. !!!! :D

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McJakub wrote:
Legion 4 wrote:
Limit buying to only those things that you really, really, really, like and/or need.


What if I really, really, really like many thing? ;_;

Sell a kidney !!!! :o LOL !!!! ;D

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Legion 4 wrote:
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Legion 4 wrote:
Limit buying to only those things that you really, really, really, like and/or need.


What if I really, really, really like many thing? ;_;

Sell a kidney !!!! :o LOL !!!! ;D

Okay, you want one? 3 is always better than 2 LOL
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Thanks for the offer ... but I'm not in the market for a kidney ... at this time ... ::) ;D

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Also about the wargaming on budget topic, if you have access to lego brick you can build pretty cool looking proxie models (and secenry, basically you can build whatevrr you want ;)

Here you can find my lego models. I can provide instructions if needed

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