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How much have you spent on the hobby so far (in us dollars, if you dare calculate!)
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Ferocious Blood Claw

Glasgow, Scotland

I just sat and, incredibly depressingly, went through my order history from Element Games, Wayland Games, DarkSphere, ForgeWorld and eBay to get a rough estimate.

I've been back in the hobby for about 2 years now, and I've managed to spend about £8000 or thereabouts. A very large proportion of this has been Horus Heresy, from looking at the numbers.

Element - 1258.44
ForgeWorld - 2174.62
Wayland - 804.51
DarkSphere - 240.38
Ebay - 3500

And this isn't including Amazon, where I've spent a few hundred no doubt on texture paints and glues and the like.

9050/9500 30K/40K Space Wolves, 5200pts 30K Iron Warriors
3000/3500pts AoS Maggotkin of Nurgle, 3000pts AoS Stormcast Eternals, 2000pts AoS Skaven
1750pts Middle-earth Rivendell, 1000pts Middle-earth Grey Company, 1750pts Middle-earth Angmar, 1000pts Dol Guldur
Blood Bowl Skaven, Blood Bowl Orcs

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Calculating Commissar

Gone-to-ground in the craters of Coventry

I used to have a £1000/year habit. It's down to ~£300 now, what with rules and codexes to buy.
That's been since I restarted in 2011.

4000 pts - 3500 pts - 3500 pts - Harlies: 1000 pts - 1000 pts DS:70+S+G++MB+IPw40k86/f+D++A++/cWD64R+T(T)DM+
IG/AM force nearly-finished pieces: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-38888-41159_Armies%20-%20Imperial%20Guard.html
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw (probably)
Clubs around Coventry, UK 
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Been Around the Block

I've joked that the number in the name of the game is how much i've spent on the hobby since 1994...
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Imperial Admiral


I've currently got about $2K in cases (the cases, not the stuff in them).

Couldn't begin to add up the cost of minis, books and terrain over the last 30 years.
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Dakka Veteran

I daren't think about it, my largest army is Orks with 12,650 points, with most models requiring several kits to bash out...

4th Edition Orks in 7th, W/D/L 5/0/0 
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Regular Dakkanaut

NE Ohio, USA

Well I guess I'll have to admit to $100k+.

But that's spread over a 35 year span, many different miniature wargames (not just GW stuff), supplies/misc, & 30 years of traveling around to gaming cons.
Obviously if you wanted it broken down to just GW, or just 40k, the tally would be lower.

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Dusty Skeleton


This hobby? Less than one figure from my other hobby. lol

Vampire Counts 12,000 pts
Tomb Kings 5,000 pts
Skaven 6,500 pts
Ogre Kingdoms 7,000 pts
High Elves 7,800 pts
Bretonnia 5,000 pts
Empire 4,500 pts
Lizardmen 6,000 pts
Dwarfs 7,000 pts
Chaos 9,300 pts
Wood Elves 7,000 pts 
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Regular Dakkanaut

If I include stand alone games, like Space Hulk, Blood Bowl, etc., I've probably spent between $1000 and $1200. If I include stuff I've bought for my son, even more.

brian ® 
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Slaanesh Chosen Marine Riding a Fiend

Kronstaat IV

Since 1996, probably about $10,000 USD.

Currently my budget is $200 CAD a month, so it's increasing at roughly $2,000 USD per year now.

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Been Around the Block

it should be ~€5.000 over a period of 20 years for me.

The largest chunk would be my 1/2400 GHQ collection, followed by GW (Terrain, Space Marines, IG, Scions and a few Kill Teams), Flames of War (Terrain, Germans, US Airborne, LW British, LW Canadian), 1/285 GHQ, Sails of Glory, X-Wing and Armada.

If I had to add my Collectibe Card Games (Star Trek, WoW) and Board Game Series (e.g. Descent 2 /w all expansions), that number would go up a bit. Travel costs/housing for tournaments or game fairs aren't included either.

It sounds like a lot of money, but in the end it comes down to ~20-30€ a month. I've spent a lot more into restoring and racing my Escort Mk.1
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Tough Traitorous Guardsman

The Wastes of Krieg

More for me because of my main two armies, one is FW as partially OOP, and another is FW and completely OOP.
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