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...