In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Shedding the Leadpile Burden
I've noticed a trend on gaming Social Media lately. People talking about reducing the lead mountain, fewer new projects, concentrating on working on and playing with what they have.
There comes a time when you just have to focus and realize that that fringe project you've been slowly hoarding figures for is never going to happen. Or you'd better stop getting distracted by other fringe projects and buckle down to it!
I've been looking at my own lead mountain recently and have decided to have a good clear out at the Hot Lead Bring and Buy. So all my unpainted 15mm ancients are going. Sarmatians, Persians, the last Late Imperial Roman units, a very decent Goth army primed and waiting for paint, enough legions for Caesar to conquer Gaul with. Dumping the terrain too. Couple of job lots of SYW figures as well. Keeping what I still plan to get painted but shedding the rest.
Even took some books from my crowded shelves.
I feel light and good about it.
It's been very liberating.
Plus I can spend that money on projects that still have my attention without feeling guilty.
Tea is my drug of choice. My idea of a party is a rousingly good wargame with my friends. I finance my tea, miniature soldiers and book addiction by using chemistry to coat precision machined pieces of steel. I am also employed by the Canadian Armed Forces as a Cadet Instruction Cadre Officer.