Tuesday, 20 January 2015

New Year, New Excuses

Yet again, a new year has begun, and yet again, I'm about 3 weeks late with the "hopelessly optimistic resolutions" post. Still, no time like the present, let's get stuck in!

First off, let's see how I did with 2014's resolutions...

1) Keep Painting and Blogging!
Well, I think I can say I've managed this, even if there was a bit of a gap here and there. I'm not above using the birth of my son in March as an excuse for doing less than I might have otherwise, but I'm pleased with what I have managed to achieve.

2) Play some of the games I've neglected
The aim was to play at least two of the following...
The Hobbit - Everything's still in the box, so that's a fail.

Force on Force - Success! I never got around to posting about this (that doesn't invalidate the first resolution, because I say so) but I did play a couple of starter games with Wes. I want to go back to this one, it's an interesting game that's fairly different to anything else I play.

Empire of the Dead - Nope.

All Things Zombie - Sort of. We did play a zombie game for halloween, but used Akula's Rules. It was really the using of zombies that was the goal here, so I'll call that a pass.

Warpath - No, which is a shame as it's a good game.

Kings of War - No. Again.

Gorkamorka - No. But I still keep the faith!

So, just scraped a success there. 

Not too bad then, but I didn't exceed expectations. I've decided this year to keep it even simpler. 2015's resolution is...

I will paint more figures than I buy!

I've just done a very quick tally through my blog posts. I think I painted about 40 28mm models (including two vehicles) and a few 6mm units. But I bought something like 75 28mm models, and some terrain, and some more 6mm stuff. So the lead pile got bigger in 2014! I want to reverse that trend. The Mountain Reduction Challenge thing should help (although I've been failing the "one blog post a week" part of that by a wide margin), but I want to carry that spirit on through the year. 

So far, for 2015, the tally stands at:

Painted: 8 models
Bought: 0 models

But Vapnartak is in a couple of weeks, so it may all go wrong there...


  1. I wholeheartedly agree that the birth (an subsequent world turning upside down) of a child is a worthy excuse haha! Good job on the successes! A word on the challenge, Chris and I have big plans for next years Mountain Reduction challenge so keep at it mate :-)

  2. Didn't you technically buy your Bolt Action French this year?

    1. Nope! Bought on the 29th of December!

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    3. Did you count them in the 70 you bought.

    4. I did indeed. Others were the last levy box, some riot cops, and a few artizan bits for the partisans.

  3. Any progress is still progress dude!