Thursday 31 December 2020

Hobby Spends 2020

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity 

Following on from previous year's spending record I've kept another log for 2020 [and will do so for 2021]. The final figure of £226.90 was roughly a 30% increase than last years gross spend of £150.42. But there were less vouchers to support the hobby, so my net spend was.£190.90, compared with last year's £55.42!

I had used some of my Element Games [Use this code: DAV910 for DOUBLE Element Crystals] to contribute half to Liam's Adeptus Titanicus foray. But I was never expecting to match my frugal spending of 2019. Almost a third of those spends were on paints though and I will not feel bad about that either.

So my net spend of £190.90 over 12 months is £135 more than last year! My figure purchases were up, but they were also due to magazine purchases - Conquest and Mortal Realms. Conquest got me some great items like the Galvanic Servohaulers and they were even at sale prices.

Mortal Realms was 10% of my spends. Obviously I'm not into Age of Sigmar but we all know it was a bargain, the first issue in particular - so many Chainrasps and Stormcast Eternals, paint too. It was an absolute boon. The most bizarre side effect is despite living in my home town for over 45 years [minus my 4 years at university], every time I drop my son off at school and drive through town I have flashbacks to purchasing these issues of Mortal Realm. So my abiding memory from all this time is buying these toy soldiers - I don't understand it.

Anyway, I had an OK year. 2021 might be a bit odd. Lockdowns may still be in place and having gone a year without a game it'll be a challenge to get back into it. I don't have anything that is 40k 9th edition, but the Dark Angel Codex is due, which I will get and then at some point I will have to get the rules, whether I look at one of the starter sets - I've little interest in the figures though, who knows...


  1. I applaud your self discipline (and output!) this year but I try not to think about how much money I've spent on models. I get less panic attacks that way.

    1. This is primarily because I was blissfully unaware of what I was spending and my wife was of the assumption it was A LOT! I knew it could be that much, so I was curious to just try. I figured if I could get a monthly figure it'd help. Naturally we both have mobile phone contracts, but I buy my phone separately and shop around to get a good deal. She gets a phone and any old contract, so if I can make my hobby fit in that difference I can always justify my spends ;)