Okay, so the name might take some work, but I think this is a goer. Please have a look, mull it over, and - if you like the idea - use it, adapt it, improve it and spread the word!
I got the idea from a health and safety audit I had to help with at my daughter's pre-school: Put simply, you rate the cost of a hobby purchase and how much you 'need' it, then multiply the two in order to generate a priority. It's a real eye-opener!
Here's a typed-up version of what mine looks like:
...and you simply multiply the two values!
- I consider the command miniatures an 'essential' for my nascent Bolt Action force (1) and they cost under a tenner (1). 1x1=1, so naturally this means that if I get any spendable cash(!) this will be priority 1 at the top of my 'to buy' list.
- I'd also quite like the quintessentially British Vickers MG team. It's less essential, but still cheap: 2x1=2 - slightly lower priority.
- I'll need some heavier Bolt Action-y firepower too, and I have my eyes on the surprisingly cheap Cromwell tank. 2x2=4. Bingo! I can see where it stands on the shortlist!
- SAGA rulebook: 3x2=6;
- SAGA starter force: 3x3=9.
...And honestly, that's about it!
Simple stuff, yes, but it's been a real eye-opener for me!
I know it's not a perfect idea, but do please let me know any thoughts you might have, including for a more catchy name (even if only for my own titillation).
PS: I've actually been painting, too: the moonbase [link], after your excellent tips!