Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Spring cleaning.

I hope to have another episode of the Chronicles ready before the weekend. These last couple of days were spent in clearing my workshed of the detritus of some 30 years of gaming and modelling. In the frenzy (huh!) of spring cleaning I discovered around a hundred copies of Miniature Wargames and Wargames Illustrated, along with even more issues of Dragon, White Dwarf, Arcane, and Role Player Independent magazines. Can you guess I was a big D&D player at one time?

One pleasant surprise was discovering my lead mountain is a lot smaller than I thought. I have the remnants of a large batch of ACW figures, a box full of Plains Wars figures for both natives and US cavalry/settlers, and another full of French Napoléonic. A less pleasant surprise was the sheer number of unmade kits I found. I lack the time and patience to construct and paint these, so I reckon on offering them to my group of gamers. If they don't want them, I'm open to suggestions on how to dispose of them.

6 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Ebay for the magazines you don't want to take when you move . . . not sure what you mean by "kits" (plastic models perhaps?) but eBay might be a possibility there as well.


-- Jeff

A J said...

Yes, plastic model construction kits. I'm not sure about eBay, though.

Al said...

Local craigslist?

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

eBay for sure - nice and easy route to the biggest market...

I sold off some of my old White Dwarfs a couple of years ago and was amazed at what they went for!

Snickering Corpses said...

For the kits, you might find some takers in the "surpluswargaming" Yahoo group.

A J said...

Thanks for the advice, guys. I found a batch of Chalenge magazines issued by GDW in the 80's and 90's which I'm adding to the pot. eBay does seem the way to go for those and the other magazines, so I'll have to swallow my reservations about it and set up and account.