From The Wargaming Site, which I got from Tamsin's Wargaming Girl blog.
There are many steps you must go through before calling yourself a true Wargamer. To genuinely call yourself a Wargamer, then you must have done most or all of the following;
* Spent at least £500 on figures/tanks - and you get extra kudos for every £500 you've spent
Yes, but I assume over the last year, rather than all time total? Either way, yes, but really does spending money make you a true anything?
For me what makes a true wargamer, rather than board-gamer, is playing games using miniatures on terrain boards. Anything less, is well, less really. I accept one buys stuff to make stuff, and if you have not talent for painting them getting others to paint for you is okay, but the point is the intent to play with miniatures on the tabletop.
* Pricked your finger or thumb on a pike block - several times
Yes, but not pike blocks, but certainly I've been bitten by the aerials on my vehicles and mechs. One blogger I read took exception to the specificity of this question in a rather pedantic way. I suggest understand the intent of the question, which is to show a common bond.
* Tried at least 10 different rule sets and vowed never to play half of them ever again
Yes, at least ten, but I thought that the reason I play so few was because I was crotchety and set in my ways?
* Bought an army off EBay
Yes, my MechWarrior Dark Age collection started by buying a whole load of Clix infantry.
* Sold an army on EBay
Never, my preciouses...
* spent months painting an army - then used it in anger once
Maybe? Really can't remember. I have sold on armies that fell out of favour. I say on balance no.
* tried several different periods and genres
Yes, but not in the last year, but over the years I've done quite a bit. Ancient Greeks, WW2, WW1 (aircraft and land forces for both), Vietnam, SCW, African Wars, SF.
* dropped a box of figures on the floor from a great height
No, I can't ever recall doing that, but I'm sure it can happen.
* lost a battle on the last throw of the dice
No, not on the last roll, can't recall that happening, but I've lost plenty enough battles.
* made at least one enemy for life
Probably, but that's a bit of a sad thing really.
* had a proper, stand up argument over a wargamers table
Yes, but not for a long time, but it has happened in the past when I was younger.
* thrown a dice across a room
Yes by accident, but not deliberately. I will tend to walk away if angry.
* rebased an army for a different rule set
Oh yes, the pain, the suffering, the doubts about was it all worth while?
* inflicted a whopping defeat on an opponent
Yes, as I have a bit of a reputation for pulling victories out from the jaws of defeat to my opponents chagrin, especially when I've been playtesting Phil Barker rules.
* suffered an embarrassing defeat due to a stupid tactical decision
Yes, on many occasions.
* joined a wargamers club
Yes, but no longer a member of one. That's because I think I've become old and crotchety, and can't get along with clubs anymore.
* bought a ton of lead that remains unpainted
Yes, but I like to call it the Maturing Phase.
* been to a wargamers show
Yes. Regularly been to at least three shows a year over the last four years.
* have more dice than is logical or necessary to own - and have used most of them
I don't understand the point? What has logic to do with the necessity to have lots of dice?
* have taken boxes of troops down to a club just to show them off to your mates
Yes, but not recently, and usually only a few choice figures.
So on balance more yes's than no's, but that is not really the point of these questionnaires really. For me they are about the narrative. Am I experiencing the same problems as other people? Are we in the same group? Do I belong?
The answer to that is definitely yes. Unfortunately, I tend to think that wargamers become crotchety as they get older too.