What is it and why did I buy it?
In 2002 or 2003, the game Mage Knight lost its popularity at the local gaming store and the owner put most of the merchandise at 30% or 40% off. I bought three or four boxes of these walls for cheap, because I had this epic siege in mind for my RPG/Wargame campaign.
I had no interest in playing Mage Knight.
Why did I sell it?
As I stood in line to buy the walls, I remember thinking to myself:
You should buy a couple of those Mage Knight towers, too.
Nah, you’re spending enough money today. You can always come back later and buy them.
Are you sure? Somebody else might buy them.
Well…I don’t know.
At least buy one of those towers, and maybe that keep, too.
But that’s a lot of money, even for a sale.
And so, for the next 10 years, I possessed Mage Knight castle walls but had no towers to anchor them to make them into a proper castle or a section of city walls. They looked really silly on the tabletop, even more so when I fielded historical miniatures.
Snapping the pieces together was kind of a chore. And they were fragile, too. I had a couple walkway supports break as I dissembled the walls for storage. The little knobs which joined each section wore down. Thus, it became harder to keep the walls together.
In the meantime, the gaming store sold the Mage Knight towers I wanted an never restocked them. And in the intervening years I’d occasionally find the towers on Ebay at prices I wasn’t going to pay.
And so, in the end, the walls ended up on Ebay for tidy sum.
I do not miss them one bit.