I spent most of yesterday on the Mage Knight Project, i.e. doing an inventory of every single miniature. I started with the first release, Mage Knight Rebellion, and spent many hours sorting through plastic bags. I created a spreadsheet to track numbers and value, which is much better than writing it all out on paper. I'm not sure if I got them all counted but, I know I'm close. There may be a few scattered in the other bags, which I'm sure I'll find once I start on the next set.
So far the total number of Rebellion miniatures is 613. That doesn't count the 50 or, so I sold on eBay last month, or the 54 I just listed there. The annoying thing is that's not even a complete set! Aaarrggg... There are lots and lots of duplicates. I could field quite an army on the table. Of course NOW I'm getting obsessed with completing a set. ( Actually the goal is three sets, one for me, one for my brother, and one to sell or trade. ) Which shouldn't be too difficult, except for the unique figures, which after a bit of research, can be quite pricey!
Next up is Lancers. I already have the list entered into the spreadsheet, and sorting and counting this set should be easier. Not so many to sort through. Of course if I had more space, and a better way to store them it would be so much easier.
I know many gamers don't like Mage Knight, but I do. I've been reading the rules because it's been a while since I played, and they're nice and simple for the most part. It's a shame that they don't produce the game anymore. I look forward to playing again.
Many of the miniatures are available and cheap, and of course can be used in RPGs and other war games. I'm thinking of using some of them to create a Hordes of the Things army, or for fubar. Many people rebase, repaint, and even customize them.
I need to network with some other collectors so I can do some trading, and if I keep this up I think a Mage Knight blog may be necessary...