|Wargamers in Michigan settle in for the winter bivouac.|
This is leaving out that I'm getting back into Historical wargaming with Flames of War (15mm company-level WW2) and Bolt Action (28mm squad level WW2), and Blackwater Gulch... too many games.
I've tried to get other guys into new games and many will just stick to 40k. I've stated this before and I feel like it is absolutely true - playing more than one game from different companies will always make you a better gamer and hobbyist. Learning different rulesets with different tactics, painting different types of models, it'll all make you more balanced.
A lot of people think you're an idiot to buy-in to more than one game. As a gamer I do feel the pinch. I am lucky to get one night a week out at the Gamers Sanctuary to play, so trying to split it between 3-5 games is really rough.
I think going forward I'll have to have my 'main games' and then 'backup games'. I can play 40k and WM/H pretty much every week if I wanted to. I can schedule games of Fantasy and Flames of War as backup games. I can demo Blackwater Gulch and Bolt Action to see if I can get others into that one.
I'll just have to shift my thinking. If I look at my shelf and see things on there that I haven't played in months and they're unpainted I get the undeniable urge to sell them. I'm going to have to focus on painting everything in my basement before I start any other systems / armies. No more army ADD.
I'll also have to just commit to less. As a leader here at FC40k I try to get my hands in everything and see all that we're doing. I may have to step back and just play the games I'm interested in. Lately I'm extremely into Warmachine and Hordes so that is what I'll focus on. I need to focus on Fantasy as well so I can get ready for the GLWL.
Post your thoughts below - how do you balance your time between the various games you play?