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martin goddard

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Sharing out your time
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:04:51 PM »
Time spent wargaming is time enjoyed (I hope; otherwise you are in the wrong hobby)??

What percentage of the time do you spend on

A.Setting up the wargames area.  Table, chairs refreshments.
B. Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game.
C. playing the game
D.Post game analysis
E. Picking up the physical area (seeA)


Thanks

May i suggest you copy the A-E and put your % next to it for clarity.
Don't worry if your percentages  don't quite add up!

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 01:08:08 PM »
A.Setting up the wargames area.  Table, chairs refreshments.   6%
B. Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game.10%
C. Playing the game 65%
D.Post game analysis 15%
E. Picking up the physical area (seeA) 4%

Plus a small percentage looking for things on the floor or eating biscuits.

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 01:58:31 PM »
A. 5 minutes
B. 10-30 minutes
C. 1-4 hours (depends on game)
D. 10-15 minutes
E. 10 minutes

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2019, 03:29:06 PM »
A. 5%
B. 20% - too long usually!
C. 60%
D. 10%
E. 5%

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 04:35:30 PM »
A.Setting up the wargames area.  Table, chairs refreshments.                      10%
B. Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game.  15%
C. playing the game                                                                                 40%
D.Post game analysis                                                                                25%
E. Picking up the physical area (seeA)                                                        10%

I now have a collapsible table which takes about 15 minutes to put up and take down, so I tend to do setting up and taking down the day before and the day after.




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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 05:05:16 PM »
What game is that? I can see smoke. ECW?

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 08:32:12 PM »
A.  5%.  Normally done the day before Setting up the war-games area.  Table, chairs refreshments.   
B. 10%.  Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game.
C. 65%.  Playing the game
D. 15%.  Post game analysis , usually includes some time spent on deciding the next game as well.
E. 5%.  Packing up the physical area, often done the next day.

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 08:58:13 AM »
What game is that? I can see smoke. ECW?
It’s actually Field of Battle 2 - I gave my FPW troops a bit of a change, and chose FoB2 as I was playing solo. I have four sets of rules I regularly use with my 10mm FPW troops - Walter Schnaffs, FoB2, From Shako to Coalscuttle and They Died for Glory (Yes, ! am a rules tart!). I also use Chris Pringle’s Bloody Big Battles for the big historical scenarios in both 6mm and 2mm (and 3mm for the ACW - see You and who’s army?)

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 09:32:45 AM »
Thanks for the info Andy.  Always a good idea to vary one's diet!

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 11:11:29 AM »
Hello,
I'm in the fortunate position of having a friend who lives on the same road as me who has his own purpose built wargames room.

A.Setting up the wargames area.  Table, chairs refreshments.
B. Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game. A & B together as owner usually sets up in advance, although depending on the game players will bring scenary and figures as required. 5 - 10%.

C. playing the game 85 - 90%

D.Post game analysis
E. Picking up the physical area (seeA) D & E together again owner usually packs up terrain etc. 5%.

We have the luxury of being able to play over two sessions leaving the game set up. For detalis of my friends venue see Wargames Illustrated Issue no: 378 April 2019.

Regards,

Martin

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 12:26:22 PM »
You never discuss what actually happened on the table? Very unusual.

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 04:19:05 PM »
Hi Leman,

I combined D and E together so we do discuss what happened, as we don't do much clearing away and we have a whats app group too for post game analysis etc.

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Re: Sharing out your time
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 07:56:10 PM »
Whoa! now that is organised.