12 Months, 25 Dollars – Part 5, May ’22

Following the example set by Dino over at Chaosbunker, starting last month, we shall abide by a simple rule:

Every month I have a budget of $25 for my hobby.

Remember that massive surplus of hobby budget I had? Something like $250 in the bank? Well, that’s all gone. Overall, I’m only slightly in the red but wow did my surplus disappear quickly.

MonthFunds remainingItem
Jan.$7Wargames Illustrated 410 ($8), paint ($10)
Feb.-$120Epic Black Powder: Waterloo French Starter Army ($145)
March+$25No purchases
April$-4Geek Gaming Scenics ($35), GCmini ($119), Woodland Scenics ($13), Vallejo ($20), Books sold (+$427)
May-$267Cigar Box Battle Desert Mat ($75), Forgotten City terrain ($217)

My stupidly slow backburner project over the last two and half years is 6th Edition WFB Tomb Kings. As a part of that project, I’ve been keeping a eye out for appropriate terrain. Gale Force Nine makes a wide variety of pre-painted terrain kits as Battlefield in a Box. They are probably best known for their Flame of War terrain but there is also a range of 28mm scale desert terrain called Forgotten City. The range had been out of print for years but just came back into availability. Thus, I bought most of the kits. They are fantastic and only need a bit of paint and basing material to take them to the next level. I’m really impressed.

I also grabbed a lovely desert mat from Cigar Box Battle. It’s heavy duty cloth and the printing is of the highest quality. The Forgotten City terrain elements look just perfect on the mat and I’m really pleased with how it all came together. Unlike my France Bolt Action table, this desert one took almost no work from me. I’d like to build out a few additional elements to use the table for Bolt Action as well!


We are back! We don’t talk about April, but we are trending in the right direction! Feeling like Han after he just made the deal with Obi-wan and Luke… “This is really gonna save my hide!”

Continuing holding myself to stuff that comes in, means stuff has to go out. I’m going to be selling a large Lord of the Rings army next which will fully push me well into the positives. June will start to see some expenses begin for my big Frog display board for an event come July but that should be fine assuming this LOTR army moves. Working at break neck pace for this “Bretonnia Resurrecting” army for Age of Sigmar. Check back for final army photos and a write up!

MonthFunds remainingItem
Jan.$16.51Foot Knights, paints, primer, glue (-$84.86). Sales (+$76.37).
Feb.$-228Purchases (-$413), Sales (+$160)
March$23Purchases (-$72), Sales (+$70)
April$-5Purchases (-$192), Sales ($187)


The Fine Print
The $25 per month limit applies to models, rules, paint and supplies. It does not apply to event tickets or travel costs.

2 thoughts on “12 Months, 25 Dollars – Part 5, May ’22

  1. I am so onboard with this blog. Just selling off the last of my 40k (I am done with GW), this will fund my next BA force and some nice new tropical terrain & a Geek Villian fleece battlemat.


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