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it occured to me today, looking at LO, that some people have two, three, even four armies...plus fantasy armies. The question then arises how people can afford such extravagance(sp?).
for those that do tackle the 2+ army, do you buy all at once, split it up, or finish one army then on to the next? I'm just wondering since I can barely calculate in my mind how to pay for IG.
and while i'm at it, do you think its exploitation that GW charges so much for plastic figures, hell even metal figures? Does anyone see that as a major turn off for gamers who want to get serious into games yet not want to shell out weekly paychecks and owe debts to black market GW salesmen? Just wondering. Seems like GW is alienating its audience....especially those rowdy UK blokes
yeah i dont know how some of these people have like 3 armies each well over 2k, its sick. I can barely afford my 1kpoint tau force. BUT once i get this all painted and sqaured away(i still need to buy o shovah and some other stuff). I plan on taking on another 500-1000 point army, Im leading towards IG, or something sick against the nids(since thats what i play against all the time)
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Its all a matter of balancing your priorities and setting a budget. How many of you eat out, go to the movies, have other hobbies? Do you work full time? Do you work extra to afford your hobby? Speaking as one who owns 12 armies all above 2k, two WELL above 10K you have to sacrifice some things to afford others (unless you happen to be wealthy). For example, I don't go to the movies at all. Here in the US it costs about the price of a boxed unit for me and a significant other to go to the movies in the theater. I rent DVDs when they come out instead. To me the wait for the DVD release is worth another unit.
As to what I get when, I usually buy a small army all at once, and then add units as they fit into my budget. Unfortunately my painting time never keeps up with the purchase rate. :hmm:
It look that Wolfraider goes as me (although no way I have as many models). For me the hobby started about 4 years ago with a starter set of GorkaMorka and a Blood Angels Honour Guard.
Besides WH 40K I actually do not spend much money in many things, maybe PS2 or PC games. Although I do go out maybe once every two months for a meal and cinema or drinking I refraim myself because for one I'm not about to get legless 'to get fun' and also because I prefer a nice painted unit on top of my table than a murky memory of a stumbling night out.
Since then I got over 1,000 pts of Orks and another of Tau which I ended up selling, over 2,000 pts of Black Templars, over 2,000 pts of Sisters and a few bit and pieces.
Usually I buy a lot of models that I need for a pre-worked 1,000 pts army list and then keep on adding models that I fancy or need.
I have all this since 4 years ago, now imagine people that started collecting over 15 and sometimes 20 years ago....
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Well, as i'm still a kid, i either save my pocket money, or pester my parent's 'till i get it about 5 weeks in advance (Â£5 a week, 5 weeks = Â£25), and i aso get stuff for my birthday and christmas, once i even got half of my birthday present 2 months in advance!!! my birthday is in october, and my parents let me get a subscription for white dwarf last month, so 2 months before my birthday! at the moment i collect tyranids, but for my birthday i'm gonna get the battle for macrage and a whole load of witchhunter stuff (soon to be my second army), so everybody has theire own way of paying GWs absurd prices, even me, a 12 year old idiot!
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I do a paper round and get around Â£20 quid a week, and usually buy Warhammer stuff every 2nd week. I usually buy one Blister and a Boxed Set, or one tank.
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Ask Nagato. . . . . . that girl has a crazy amount of stuff, more than anyone else here methinks . . . . . . . . . . :lol:
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I can barely pay for mine, but i believe if you can get a decent income a week and put it aside for warhmammer, your ok. I'm getting Â£10 a week forr homing this kid we know who has no house (its long story) and i add that to my weekly pocket money to make Â£15, enough to buy a box of minis
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What did happen to Eldrad Ulthran anyways?....
It all depends on how long you've been into the hobby. I bought my first mini when I was eleven, now I'm nineteen, so that's eight years of collecting.. In all that time it isn't that strange that I've collected a few different armies.
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well i now have two armys both over 2000pts and got them by getting a job ( only Â£125 a month at start) and didn't do much else, although i did get most for birthdays or christmas, as i now go out once or twice a week i haven't got stuff recently but my painting keeps me happy when i'm not out. as i'm about to go full time i'll soon be able to get extra stuff for my armys