Now I have a fair bit of disposeable income, I don't mind paying GW £20 every month. When you look sideways at other hobbies, such as car pimping, fishing, kayaking and camping - we spend hardly anything in persuit of our goals.
However, I've spend a fair bob on my dark eldar list recently, and will no doubt absorb some of my cash next month, with all those lovely releases...
And in all honesty - making a warhammer list of 1500 points is expensive! I'm lucky that the majority of my army is going to be plastic (a major deciding factor for me, in fact). However, even so, with massive blocks of infantry seeming to dominate the current game, one block would cost me £30 (two boxes of 10 daemonettes, costing £15.50 each). And I need three...so that's the best part of £100 just on about 600 points, a third of my beginners list!
So, here is where I go all scrimpy. I'm challenging myself on how much I can spend to make a army.
Lets tally up what I had beginning this project. I had the majority of 20 daemonettes, which I paid £12 each for when they were new (3 years ago!). I also bought a Keeper of slaanesh (also known, in the nerd world, as a "kipper" of secrets, so excuse me if I call him so from now on) on ebay last summer for £20 - ready built and converted. Saving me £17 and extensive labour, pinning, and priming, and swearing, which I would happily pay £3 to someone to do that for me.
I've saved £26 so far!
Last year I bought a bundle pack of two high elf chariot chassis for £10 for tzeentch heralds in 40k, which have gone un used. But new the chariots would cost £15.50 with a load of elf bits I'd never use. So I've saved £10 on one (I'm only taking one chariot, so we'll count that as £5).
I've bought a pack of 5 seekers of slaanesh and the masque for their standard price from GW last august as well, so I made no saving there. I have, however, bought another pack of daemonettes and another pack of seekers from Maelstrom Games, at 20% cost, £13.95 instead of £15.50. So there's £3 saved as well.
|Someone out the must like these models...|
So, to ebay! I've had a bit of a mini haul this weekend. I bought 30 built, and primed, daemonettes for £40. that saved £6.50, which I'll round up to £8 since I don't have to bother building or basecoating them. Usually I like to build the models myself, but since they'll be all ranked up into blocks with minimal detail on show I'm not so fussed.
|The fondly nicknamed "boobworm"|
Take it easy, and remember to give into your temptations!