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Grey Knight Purgator firing around corners

Io, Saturn

Not enough.

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Loyal Necron Lychguard

£500, so about $750 US Dollars

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The Narkos Dynasty - 15k
Iron Hands - 12k
The Shadewatch - 3k
Cadmus Outriders - 4k
Alpha Legion Raiders - 3k  
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Oozing Spawning Vat

USA, Oregon

Wow I am in the upper half here. I started playing Warhammer 40k back in 1992.… I would say I am into it for 6k or more. Years of book up grades and model upgrades, I have a full 3000 point tyranids high born army that I can’t even play with because they took them out of the game. My friend Jeff had a full 5000 point squat army form back in 02. Crap I have probably 1k in just white dwarf magazine subscriptions over the years. The whole new paint set the just released 2012 set my back $530 USD I believe. Any how I love building models and then getting to play with them.
Hey can we count the new Fantasy Flight Game stuff as well? It has Games Workshop all over the books as well…. I would say I am close to $700 USD in the RPG game as well. Thank god I have been able to save a buck or to by using Ebay. Any how I love gaming

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Archmagos Veneratus Extremis


Last I checked I had spent some 15k. A good deal of this went to Forge World as I used to have dreams of a DKoK army. Needless to sat that was not cheap.
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Excellent Exalted Champion of Chaos

Grim Forgotten Nihilist Forest.

I chose the 3k range, because I often sell, trade or rebuild my armies.

Successful Trades.

Twoshoeevans: Kmilliete89. gainsay

Flesh Tearer's 3k
Aeldari 3kpts
Slaves to Darkness.3k

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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot

Green Bay

I am probably close to 3k. I've been into the hobby for a little over a year, and I have 40k and fantasy armies for both myself and my wife, as well as warmahordes armies for both of us, along with a lot of stuff that I have picked up for use in Mordheim.

*edit- This price includes the roughly $800 that I recently spent right before the price hike (I needed some tanks for my Dark Angels, and $75 for a land raider was not going to happen)

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rigeld2 wrote:
Now go ahead and take that out of context to make me look like a fool.
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Spawn of Chaos

Probably about $2000, I've been playing for three years.
Sounds about right.
Paint is expensive.

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver

Deepest, darkest Buckinghamshire, UK

Going all the way back to 1989 when I'd just started secondary school... I have no idea. To be honest, I don't really want to think about it...

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Regular Dakkanaut

Do i have to add in the fact that i bought a house that was $30,000 more than the other one i wanted purely because it meant i could have a wargaming room?

Ive spent around the $7,000 mark on models and materials.
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Fate-Controlling Farseer

Fort Campbell

In the top 12 percent... Guess it's not that bad when figured over 15 years.

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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker

Welwyn Garden City, England

Seeing as I have only just started...

IG probably £200 (box set, 3 chimeras, a russ and some forge world details bits)

my "new" army - Blood Angels successors (no name for them yet!) £60

Paint and stuff - £50

So around £300 so far. Not good for less than 6 months in the game!

5th Boudican Mechanised - 2300 points W:0 D:4 L:3
Iron Bloods - 4000 points W:1 D:5 L:6 
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Stalwart Space Marine

in a fire... AAAAAAAHHH!!$*five@!!

somewhere around $500. I try to keep things cheap and convert rather than buy bitz, but books, models, paint, brushes, knives, boxes... yeah even a little army gets expensive fast. Nice to see I'm right in the middle of the most popular range

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Ork-Hunting Inquisitorial Xenokiller

Aarhus, Denmark

I was thinking closely, and... At first I was stuck at the 1-3k range. But now I think about it, it's more around the 3-6k range.

Still staring at the 2% in the bottom though! :s

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Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot

Roseville, CA

In total it's probably somewhere over the two thousand dollar mark. I've been collecting for about 6 years...So it's really not too bad for a hobby that I love.

It would be significantly less, but I enjoy collecting other armies, as well as terrain pieces, I own the citadel realm of battle table, for example. (i got a deal on it, bought it from my FLGS that was looking to get rid of it and it had a small tear in the carrying case)
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Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte

San Francisco

I try and get my stuff on sale, but even then I would say in the 1k-3k range. Ive been doing it for 5 years so I guess that's not too bad.

Spitty Dakka Klan 2000
30k Alpha Legion
Imperial Guard 2500
Ostland of the Empire 2500

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Regular Dakkanaut

Souuth Curraaalaina

My force isnt too big (currently) but I'd say about 300$.

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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter


I am at about $4,000 maybe $5,000

I have about 25,000 total I think, Haven't assembled, painted, added up points, or deligated models yet. I am maybe 40% ready to field and play them all.

Have to think about parts, art supplies, and shipping fees too.

The Good: 8,000
Ultramarine, Scouts, Blood Angels, Dark Angels
The Bad: 8,000
Chaos, Daemons, Dark Eldar, Orks
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

I've spent about $700-$1000 per year on this (not too bad, I guess) over the past 4 years.

So between $3,000 and $4000
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Death-Dealing Devastator

Birmingham, AL

17 votes for 100,000 dollars or more?!?!?!??! I wanna see those collections.

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4500 pts (1000 or so painted)
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Silver Spring, MD

prob around $4000... but that is since 2005, unfortunately i think about 2/3 have been over the last year and a half...

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Ork-Hunting Inquisitorial Xenokiller

Carlisle, UK

roughly $900/$1100......
so THATS why i dont have a girlfriend.....

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roughly $900/$1100......
so THATS why i dont have a girlfriend.....

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2000pts IG. ( based on fallout US Army)

3000pts XIIth Legiones Astartes 8th Assault Company. (Pre heresy)

never in the field of human conflict, has so much been fired at so many, by so few.

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Stalwart Space Marine

Kansas, USA

Don't know where to even begin calculating. Been playing since late 2nd Ed and have bought and sold more armies than is probably healthy.


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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller

The Peripheral

100,000+? Really? Who even has that much money to spend on a hobby?! I'd have a house with that much! (1000-3000 over almost 9 years now).. including books and video games.

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Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator


6-10k probably. I've also been playing and collecting for 14 years or so. I would probably cry if I actually totaled it up.

Legio Suturvora 2000 points (painted)
30k Word Bearers 2000 points (in progress)
Daemonhunters 1000 points (painted)
Flesh Tearers 2000+ points (painted) - Balt GT '02 52nd; Balt GT '05 16th
Kabal of the Tortured Soul 2000+ points (painted) - Balt GT '08 85th; Mechanicon '09 12th
Greenwing 1000 points (painted) - Adepticon Team Tourny 2013

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Great Britain

Total 40k must be about £650 (so about $1000) not including airbrushes, compressor etc.. as I already had those.

Not as bad as re-enactment gear...nearing about £3000 by now including clothing, musket, pistols, revolvers, tentage, etc.. :O


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Hellacious Havoc

About 2,000$ for two years of seniority

Dark Legion/The Awoken (Renegade Space Marines) 12,000 + points

We have awoken, and all is dust!

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

Subsector Australia

1000-1500 I guess
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon

Dayton, Ohio

I know I spent more than 300 on the hoby, but less than 1000. If I may say so, that feels like a really really big range, that's a $700 spending range.

Edit: there are people who spent over 100k on this hoby!?

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Arctik_Firangi wrote:Spelling? Well excuse me, I thought we were discussing the rules as written.
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Chosen Baal Sec Youngblood

I'd have to say i am at about $2000 so far, would be far more if I had paid full MSRP for everything instead of getting a lot of it online lol

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Spawn of Chaos

I honestly do not want to know exactly how much I have spent on figures.

Their pure retail replacement value would seriously depress/scare me but including all rule books + figures + consumables I think I would be far to close to 15 grand for my liking
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