Some point out that this is a low cost way to play wargames and is portable to boot! But what did it really cost me?
Much of the game was made from stuff I found around the house and on the internet. The “free” stuff includes paper, foam board, artist board and, of course, time. It isn’t truly free of course but some of it has accumulated at the house from stalled projects and leftovers from who knows what. There are some real costs though. One Hour Wargames costs about $16 and the Portable Wargame costs about $8. So, the rules are about $25 all told. Add to that the 6mm houses from Wargame Print. Those are about $6.50. There is also Riverside Scenics from Microtactix which got me the bridge and trees. That set was $9. The miniatures all came from Junior General and of course are free. I used GIMP to process all of my miniatures on the computer and have a color printer to print them out. The cash outlay was about $40 for the whole set or about the cost of a single DBA army in 15mm. Not bad at all.