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Monday, December 2, 2013

Willpower ... and lack thereof

Hi All,

Well I've managed to remain strong in one aspect, I have resisted the very strong temptation to buy more figures. I've made the conscious decision to get cracking on that old Citadel lead, much of which is even primed, instead of buying a whole bunch of stuff and painting that. The only things I plan on buying are the entry figure for the challenge and some bases for the Conquest Normans I won from Mike at Trouble at T'Mill. Why? Because I'm going to use them for Oldhammer, silly.

As for board games though, I have shown the exact opposite of willpower. In my defense I had a 30% off coupon to Barnes & Noble and they were having a buy one get one 50% sale on games this weekend. So I got Axis & Allies 1941, Munchkin Deluxe and Munchkin Unnatural Axe. In addition I got 10% off each game for being a member. I rationalize these as sort of also being presents for the kids who like to play games. Sort of like Homer buying Marge a bowling ball for their anniversary.

Then in the mail today I received a catalog from Fantasy Flight. So much for pretense. They are having a sale until December 9th on select titles here. Age of Conan, which I bought last year (and still haven't played), is $25 and Fortress America, which I played with a friend in the 80's, is also $25. But the game that really caught my eye is Eldritch Horror.

I also haven't done any painting in a couple of days, but I did wash up some plastic zombies and survivors that are ~45mm. Sorry Curt, I'm sure you'll figure out how to score that.

Sorry for the lack of pictures, I've got a lot of distractions and in-laws looking over my shoulder.

16 comments:

  1. Keep the morale up. Things are up and down, and this is the busiest period of the year for "other" stuff.
    And I was weak lately. I bought into GW skavens, good sales at the FLG, buy 2 get one, and I figured out I could use them as encounters in my games....

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  2. Thanks Cedric. I am staying away from ebay for warhammer figures right now, but I may crumble in the near future.

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  3. Get that Marauder chaos warrior some love ! He'll give it you back ten times !
    This is just the hobby god testing your faith, show him your resolve, we know you 'e got plenty of it !

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    1. Hi Asslessman, thanks. I need to get cracking on stripping him of paint.

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  4. Don't feel bad, I just bought some Zulus!

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    1. Really, my goodness Anne that's a change of pace! I blame the challenge.

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    2. Hi Anne, hopefully it wasn't "fousands" of em.

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  5. Well done on the will power, I've had a minor splurge for the challenge too.

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    1. So far so good Michael. I have to go to the hobby shop for some of those supplies. Will see if I can withstand it.

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  6. Yes, I saw some of those sales announced (particularly the Fantasy Flight one). Really frustrating when you're on the wrong side of the Atlantic, though :-( . I wonder if the Royal Mail would ever consider having a discount day :-) ?

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    1. Hi Hugh, something tells me the Royal Mail is going to be giving up any money any time soon.

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  7. I have similar problems with purchase distractions!

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  8. The shiny disease at it's finest.

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    1. Your right Fran. Sometimes i think you just have to roll with it.

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