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How Men of Quality Resolve Differences
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Come to Jesus Moment" P.4, Still Pushing!


"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, 
     and I will give you rest." Matthew 12:28

https://10mosttoday.com/10-most-famous-jesus-statues-in-the-world/

Edits and Update 09/19/18
Fall has begun, and the gaming season has resumed. Great opportunity to consider what is exciting to play and getting rid of projects that just aren't. Per the below, there's been a bunch of progress in downsizing. 
  • Recent sales have been great, high prices for my entire supply of Tekumel RPG products [forgotten in a box for 15 years], Board Games like Squad Leader, and a slow but steady selling of collectible White Rose PA State Police cars. 
  • This put $300 into my bank account for bills - yay!
  • It also financed a few small projects: "Terminator Genisys: The Miniatures Game" basic box for $27. Another $30 was spent on books and the lovely 1/3000 West Wind Trafalgar British Fleet box. 
  • Presently, my Paypal is at $100, entirely game-sale money.
Still working to keep the momentum up. When a project takes off and is gaining traction, it helps clarify what isn't and what should go. 

Also interesting, eBay can give you a total transaction summary - mine is over 18 years long! It is:
287 Transactions for $10,500+ sales, about $35 each.
This is great, it obeys my rule that each eBay transaction should be worth more than $20. I also want each to take less than an hour, which is happening more often.



**EDITS & Update 06/15/18**
Very pleased with recent sale of all my WSS [War of Spanish Succession] plastics by Wargames Factory [now Warlord] and a couple of decisions that drastically reduce some projects [e.g. ALL Warhammer Fantasy GOES except for characters and a few minions for skirmish wargaming] altho I decided to follow thru on 1/3000 naval in small projects. This will still result in net financial profit as naval projects are smaller, cheaper, and require less time all around.

**EDITS AND UPDATE 04/13/18** 

This post reflects a bunch of items that have sold, including almost all the Urban War stuff which went for good prices - about $1.50 a fig average - granted, this included a variety of large and small figs. There is now zero left except for a small Syntha gang that will probably make an appearance fighting bladerunners...

Items that are FADED are gone!


So far $600 in sales in the works, and paypal to bank transfers are up to $500+  [gotta leave some money in paypal for postage and fees]. As I'm not spending any new money on any game projects, this will all go to bills and such.


Still seriously considering totally getting out of GW now that my black library paperbacks are sold. It's amazing how silly most of it looks when you take a step back - even the vanilla Space Marines from AoBR - especially considering all the more realistic 28mm figs for near-future sci-fi. I'll hang on to the Necrons, they may end up as Terminator Endoskeletons.


This is what my old crime unit sergeant used to call that "moment of truth" for perps we were after, where something had to give - and it was going to be them. Quick Google search says something like:

The phrase is based on your choice at the moment you decide to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It also has a secular meaning: a "come to Jesus moment" refers to a dawning, epiphany or agreement following a disagreement.


So yes, this is an "additional dawning" following choices previously put forward here on this blog [click] to be both better focused and to avoid fruitless spending of time, money and energy.




2018 PROJECT PRINCIPLES:
  1. 27 [!] projects, 5 Active – a few too many but nice reduction from 40+!!!!
  2. Drop some unique projects, emphasize cross-over [e.g. the figures/basing can be used in multiple sets of rules that I am playing or may play, or the Terrain can be used in multiple scales and periods].
  3. Drop: dead-end projects and those without plans for the next year or so, and larger scales for smaller, cheaper, portable scales in future [e.g. 28mm sci-fi for 15mm sci-fi].
  4. Fast-play: Easy sharing / hosting, smaller space, simpler, look good, newbies
  5. Skirmish / small Units [FUBAR, WAI Skirmish] 40mm & 54mm Colonial Plastics.

TOP PROJECTS [5]:
  1. Skirmish
    1. 28mm Terminator, Moderns, Bladerunner, 40K, WoC Star Wars and 54mm Colonial plastics
  2. Naval / Space Fleets:
    1. WWII [1/2400 USN v. IJN], 
    2. Pre-dreadnought [1/3000 Mediterranean Squadrons], 
    3. WoC Star Wars plastic
    4. Age of Sail [1/3000 Trafalgar era by Forged in Battle]
  3. WWII 15mm land - Brits v. Italians, N. Africa
  4. Medievals 25-28mm: Dark Ages --> Feudal Wales [Saxons, Vikings, Normans, LotR].
  5. Modern micro-armor: Syrian 2020
I think I can focus on 6 projects, half of which are cooking on the top burner...they are now organized not in order of priority, but in order of the amount of work to do with them to get them finished for the table.

Below is the 38 projects remaining, some of which are already on line for sale [italics]


TO SELL, TRADE [down to 1]
  1. Urban War [GONE!]
  2. War of Spanish Succession 28mm plastics [only books left]
  3. Star Wars scale ships Odyssey Slipways [TRADE]
  4. Warhammer Black Library books, White Dwarf
  5. Super-old 20mm Frying Pan and Blanket figs.
GONE! 28mm Renaissance, Inferno magazine, Extra Space Hulk, Mantic Greenskins, TAG Brits, Cry Havoc games [Siege, Outremer], bunch of old rule sets and all TOO FAT LARDIES rules.

TO SORT AND DECIDE WHAT TO SELL [6]
  1. Warhammer Fantasy [Sell all but Skirmish]
    1. --Chaos Dwarfs, 
    2. --Empire
    3. --Greenskins - [all Orcs sold!]
    4. --Chaos
    5. --Brettonians / Lizardmen - 
  2. 28mm Sci-Fi: terrain, objects vehicles, Warhammer 40K
    1. --Space Marines [sell all?]
    2. --Necrons --> Terminator Project instead?
  3. Board games: Squad LeaderCry Havoc!
  4. Ral Partha in tub, Thunder Mountain 25mm Arthurians
  5. Age of Sail 1/600 [test interest w' WS&IM counters]
  6. WWII 1:700 models
TO KEEP – for now [5]
  1. 1/2400 WWI Naval & Dreadnoughts
  2. 40mm Dark Ages
  3. 25mm War of Roses / 100YW project
  4. 25mm Chariot Biblical Wars [some sold]
  5. 25mm Pershing / Pancho
IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROJECTS INTEREST YOU, CONTACT ME...mostly looking for cash, but if something gels with the below projects, would consider a trade.

TO KEEP [17]
  1. 6mm ACW
  2. 1/285 Modern Micro-Armor
  3. 15mm WWII
  4. --Italians: desert and continental,
  5. --British desert,
  6. --USA: generic [Tunisia, LW]
  7. --Germans: LW/generic, Tunisia/desert
  8. 15mm French Foreign Legion & Arabs
  9. 15mm Greeks
  10. 15mm+ Testudo Romans & Gauls
  11. 25mm Dark Ages, Feudals, Late Romans / Byzantines / LotR
  12. 28mm WoC Star Wars plastic figs, Terminator Plastics, Moderns
  13. 40mm Pike and Shot
  14. 54mm Armies in Plastic Colonial Skirmish
  15. 1/2400 WWII Naval [and a little 1/700, too]
  16. 1/3000 Pre-dread Naval mini project, Age of Sail Trafalgar
  17. 1/5000 [?] WoC Star Wars plastic ships

2 comments:

  1. You have raised a point that I have long wondered about: "especially considering all the more realistic 28mm figs for near-future sci-fi."

    How do we know what is 'realistic' in Sci Fi or any other fantasy?
    dexey :0)

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  2. Ha ha! Good question.

    Fantasy is easy - the genre already defines "Low Fantasy" as basically history with some myth pushed into it, i.e. Tolkein. "High Fantasy" is very unrealistic in that the fantastic elements so dominate the genre / game, that it is like playing contemporary / near future warfare with fantasy figures. If I took Warhammer Fantasy 8th and renamed all the pieces to their modern equivalent, and used the correct models [M1 Abrams, up-armored HUMVEE, etal], it would be the right game for Syria 2020 skirmish warfare. Which is why it is easy for Alessio Cavatore to write Terminator using mechanics from GW and Mongoose.

    Realistic sci-fi means that the technology is foreseeable based upon our present understanding of science, and usually is a "near-future" in its feel. Star Wars is unrealistic "space opera" b/c it's science is presently an impossibility. But Starship Troopers is so close to modern life that aside from space travel most of it could happen in the next 20 years. Ergo, it is "realistic"

    You can also get super realistic in that the figs, game / tech are so close to what we have now that it's arguably not "Fiction" but Science Future. And lots of people make those figs, e.g. Pig Iron and GW Imperial Guard.

    40K is a mix of sci-fi [lasers and space travel] and fantasy [chaos, the warp, the weird quasi-neo-Catholic religion]. As such it is very creative and I respect that. It is also icky which I don't really like.

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