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    Me, talking to Phillip Marritt (milcoll73) at the end of Origins 2018: "Yes, I enjoyed playing the WWI games, but I don't think I really want to get into the WWI version."
    Also me, about three weeks after Origins 2018:
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    I've heard of 'slippery slopes' but I think yours was a ski jump!

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    Yup....looks like what happened to me.

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    It was an accident. I think I was on eBay, looking for WWII planes, and these came up. No boxes, but the whole lot was something like $400. I couldn't pass it up. Then, of course, I had to get other planes to support what I bought...

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    That looks pretty normal to me Bob!
    Looks like you got a very good deal.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    OK, I feel much more sane now. What a story and what a collection!

    But I don’t think I really want to get into the WWII version... uh oh.
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    I think you said as much to me too Bob and even, very generously, added to my haul of models to bring back across the pond. Happy times !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsalt View Post
    It was an accident. I think I was on eBay, looking for WWII planes, and these came up. No boxes, but the whole lot was something like $400. I couldn't pass it up. Then, of course, I had to get other planes to support what I bought...
    Me too.

    My first haul was an ebay lot of 124 planes with six balloons and 5 starter sets - couldn't let it slip by.

    Afterwards I said I didn't want to get into WGS, and then.........folded.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    ..... :O

    I am grateful to have enough to play a good variety for either side of the war. This is an amazing collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Me too.

    My first haul was an ebay lot of 124 planes with six balloons and 5 starter sets - couldn't let it slip by.
    So a small-ish order for you then?
    “Fly fast - take chances!”

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    Jeff.......................................





















    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Blimey, slippery slope? You fell off a cliff, lol

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Haha, when I first considered starting my wife and I said 'okay maybe 12 to 18 planes should be enough' and even then we debated buying in. Plastic crack is a real addiction.

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    No slippery slope there.

    You went full bobsled.

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    Yep, how true...

    “Okay, but this is the LAST collectible game I buy into.”

    -me, four collectible games ago (my ability to persuade myself is dang near an art form)

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    Outstanding collection, Bob!

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    Me, earlier today, looking at my collection:

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    id apologize for putting you down a path to spending your hard earned money, but........I.REGRET.NOTHING!!!!

    btw, i did the same thing for my buddy tom (merlin14). id been trying to get him to play for 3+ years after i 1st played the game because i knew hed love it. sure enough when i finally got him to play he jumped in with both feet and no parachute. weird thing is, when he got into the game (around 8-17), there started the weirdest confluence of wow availability and affordability for minis. and by the time he had most of the wonderful little minis, it mostly dried up. his family heritage is irish, sssssssooooooooooo.....

    my other buddy into the game big time rick (black kniggit) got himself into the game after watching me play at origins 2013. her also jumped in with both feet and promptly ambled over to ares booth and bought every mini available lol.

    i reiterate...I.REGRET.NOTHING!!!!

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    Sherlochnumber1.....

    He is Spartacus!

    He is the one who introduced me to this "little game", as Andrea describes it, so shoot him down every chance you get!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    It's all bout the fun and learning. FUN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    id apologize for putting you down a path to spending your hard earned money, but........I.REGRET.NOTHING!!!!

    btw, i did the same thing for my buddy tom (merlin14). id been trying to get him to play for 3+ years after i 1st played the game because i knew hed love it. sure enough when i finally got him to play he jumped in with both feet and no parachute. weird thing is, when he got into the game (around 8-17), there started the weirdest confluence of wow availability and affordability for minis. and by the time he had most of the wonderful little minis, it mostly dried up. his family heritage is irish, sssssssooooooooooo.....

    my other buddy into the game big time rick (black kniggit) got himself into the game after watching me play at origins 2013. her also jumped in with both feet and promptly ambled over to ares booth and bought every mini available lol.

    i reiterate...I.REGRET.NOTHING!!!!
    8/17... that's right after I started playing (Origins 2017), and I was also lucky - you could still get most of the WWII line, and I got lucky a few times on eBay on ones that were unavailable. Now... I'd hate to be just getting into the WWII game now.



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