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pawl's ultimate guide to cheap Warhammer


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The title is a little hyperbolic, but I wrote a thing! 😁

I'm going to link rather than repost, but when you see it I hope you'll understand why!

pawl's ultimate guide to cheap Warhammer
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Just the advice I needed! Thanks!


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"There is an art to dying, but it is a dying art."

           -Corvus Corax

 

"War is the science of destruction."
 
-John Abbott

 

 


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Oh, my. Good article.

 

Would add sections about purchasing armies instead of individual units, trading with people you know, and splitting boxed sets.

 

Knowing people in your community might be the best way to save on models. At various times, people I've known have been willing to sell armies cheap because they want to get out of the hobby or need money to deal with a real life crisis. It pays to trade contact info at random pick up games, I've gotten calls out of the blue from people I hadn't spoken to in years willing to take any offer.

 

The thing about buying armies: you get used models, but you're paying 20% - 30% of retail for taking the lot. Assuming you can use all of it, that's the biggest discount you can get.



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Thanks tech! 😁
I realised this morning that I hadn't thought about splitting boxes, but you've given me even more to add, thanks! 😅

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Stocking up on bits is worth it as well- sometimes eBay bits lots can get you whole models and lots of useful stuff for converting. As long as you stay firm and don't over-bid, you can wind up with a lot of bits that can personalize your army. 

 

I managed to make an entire DA army pretty much from bits buys- it took longer than just buying full sprues, but I spent about a third of retail price and have some unique models that I would never have got otherwise.


Edited by Lord_Ikka, 26 November 2021 - 10:04 AM.

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You managed to win mixed bits without paying a fortune? Good work! Having seen the figures they reach I've considered quitting my job and reselling boxes in bits! 😂

I have a couple of additions to make tonight though 🙂




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