As always, this is the time of year where we examine (usually for the first or second time since Dec/Jan) what our plans were for the year. I was hoping for a 1/2 decent showing, but it turns out I only hit 1 of 4 targets. The one I managed, the paint log, is very heartening to see, especially considering my productivity fell off a cliff after July due to moving cities and job. Check the bottom for pics.
The plan for 2015
1/. Play 12 wargames (playing it safe with this one)
FAIL. Most surprising to myself, I only noted 8 games. I swore it was more, but it could be the immense amount of roleplaying games, and pretty solid board game performance.
2/.Focus on partially painted painted items (a bit vague, but I hope it will tend to prevent me from starting new things, when I could be finishing off old)
FAIL. I did manage to fully complete some mini projects, buying and then finishing the whole purchase off (a few Russian Naps sets, the 15mm muslims, vietnam fortifications), but I didn't make much damage in the partial projects.
3/. Paint log I can present at the end of the year. Create as I go.
SUCCESS. I *did* lose the thread a bit after july, but a blog is a lovely thing and I just sorted through pics and hammered them in. It'd be cooler to have a single pic with everything, but lots of stuff is packed away still. Nice to see the true product of ones year of output.
4/. Fully paint a project I can host solo.
FAIL. My terrain collection grows, and I can usually set up decent tables. The force and opposing force criteria is awful though. Now that I moved, this objective seems even more important to do.
The plan for 2016
1/. Paint 50 'Bones' figs. I have Bones 3 coming in at some point, so it makes sense to swim against the tide.
2/. Finish 'trays of shame' of 15mm french napoleonics. These have been sitting too long. It's only about 100-150 figs and they are probably 1/3-1/2 done. Time to put them to bed.
3/. Paint up both sides of a game. The most challenging/ambitious one for me. Likely targets include: skirmish forces (mordheim/frostgrave/ambush alley), Cy6! (flight stands are the problem), Spacehulk, or some 15mm sci fi type thing.
4/. Attend a convention. Now that I've moved out of a town that hosts one, this will be more of a stretch.
Jan 12th. Mordheim ogre
Jan 18th. Necromunda ganger/Digga x2
January 30th Perry Russian Officers
Feb 7 Perry Russian Dragoons and Cuirassier
Feb 11 Vaeloth Feb 14 - gzg spacemen
Feb 22 - Heavy Gear Stony Heads Feb 25 - Lg Earth Elemental
Feb 28 Stone Golem Mar 2 - Grandmother
Mar 8 - Ghoul Queen Mar 17 Muriel, Banabus, Grim, Hajad
May 18th - Oswald
May - Undertaker & golem
June 7 - Novacorp Sgt