clivethecelt wrote:It was Operation Warboard and Quarrie's TBIM that started it for me, but I think, like everyone else, I've moved far away from the old days of WRG Ancients/WW2, Challenger and Firefly (via Cambrai to Sinai) to preferring smaller-scale battles with DBA and skirmish-type wargames like Once Upon a Time in the West. I guess the gamesmanship of wargaming that used to exist in spades (which drove me to roleplaying - and I still have all my D&D/Runequest/Traveller/Mechwarrior books) has lessened - or perhaps I'm just not encountering it any more. I still have a loft full of boardgames (Charles Vasey's brother was on my course at uni), and, though I regret getting rid of all the SL expansions (and really regret disposing of SPI's War of the Ring etc), I still think there's little to eclipse Dragon Pass, Blue Max or Merchant of Venus for gameplay. Collecting boardgames became a bit of a hobby, so there's some stinkers up there that've only been played once or twice, but most are well-used; now I'm done with that, and it's back to collecting wargames rules ...
shadegate wrote:I agree with Comte Michel. I like the old books, rules and games but I am generally very happy with the way the hobby has progressed over the years. Full colour rulebooks, plastic miniature ranges, large range of suppliers - I wouldn't have it any other way.
I like to collect the older games that I actually played rather than just an 'old game' collection.
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