Monday, 31 December 2018

Goals for 2019

This is something I don't normally do (making plans). I usually just go with the flow and see what develops with the exception of trying to get more units painted for which ever major project I am working on. I try and do a few units just for a novelty or to add to some other project. So here goes.

1, More gaming. The new Club that had started in the area had to close due to lack of numbers. We had about 6 people turning up regularly and playing on two tables, but with ten (I think) paying members there just was not enough money to pay the rent. I have joined up with my old Club. The Warlords and have had one game there which was a pleasant but unexpected turn of events. (A Zulu only Black Powder game). I want to host a WAT game at my place but have been too disorganised over Christmas to arrange. I have signed up for a Bolt Action tournament but am not going to paint anything for it as I have enough old figures etc stored away.

2. Finish something. I am currently trying to finish my Zulu War Armies and lost focus a bit lately but am in the process of completing a NNC unit carrying supplies with some Pioneers.
The Berlin Buildings have been pushed back a bit as I am waiting for  some warm weather to cast a batch of windows for the 3rd and 4th buildings. The figures have also been moved down the queue as I have been distracted.
I also have a Platoon of British Commandos that need finishing so they can be used.
I have a Turkish Army but only a few British or ANZAC bits to oppose them.
My Robin Hood Collection have an Unpainted French Force to be painted and some English Knights to protect King Richard.

3. Less novelty units. I painted my Goliaths as I wanted something Necromunda wise to play with. However I then signed up with two Necromunda Facebook Groups and now this has become a major project. The Arbites Team was an unplanned project. I also have enough terrain for a 6x4 table that need finishing construction and painting.

4. No new projects. Yeah right. Warlord Games brought out Cruel Seas which is something that has always interested me as I had great Uncles who were in the Merchant Navy. I didn't like the look of 1/600th or there about ships but the 1/300th scale looks right to me. Most people stick 1/600th scale ships on large bases anyway. It also looks like something you can take to a club and play with random people. Shame about the issues they are having with the rules and missing components but I will stick with it. I have just undercoated 15 ships/boats so this project will be a quick one.

5. New additions to old Projects. There is a long list of things I want to add to older projects. I have four Platoons to add to Vietnam. US, ARVN, NVA and PLA. Also dismounts for my tracks. I don't really need them but want to paint them up.

6. Sell something. Another yeah right moment. 
I bought some Perry Samurai years ago and made some Terrain. Because I have the terrain I don't feel like selling the figures. 
Foundry Elizabethans are really nice sculpts but I don't know what to do with them? Possibly combine them with the Samurai?
Foundry Mexicans were bought as I wanted to use them with my Old West in a Magnificent Seven game. But then I would have to buy and make a village and buy all the bad guys.
Modern British, Kiwis and Afghanistan figures. I like the concept but don't feel like doing the project.
I have almost got rid of all my FOW unpainted pile. Just a medium sized box to go.
I started buying Tamiya Late War British Vehicles, and now think this was a mistake as I don't have Infantry for them. Although I have seen some lovely new sculpts but cannot remember who they were for?

7. Project queue. Have to decide what comes next.
28mm Falklands, should be a fairly quick paint project as small numbers involved.
28m Pirates. Big project as there are at least three toy ships to convert. Three crews plus a Spanish Army to paint. Could use the Mexicans as locals??
28mm ECW. I always think of this as my retirement project. It was started when I was using enamels in the late 80's so might need repainting. Retirement is only another 7 or less years away. 
20mm WW2. I'd love to go back over this collection and add more stuff but again feel like it is a retirement project.
20mm Cold War. This really appeals to me and would like to buy up more before the figures go OOP. I buy kits when I see them.
28mm 14th Army. I intend this as my Bolt Action Army but have done nothing about painting them.
Retro Raygun, I think this was replaced with Necromunda since I have used bits I recycled for that in my Necromunda terrain.

8. Less Rules. I seem to keep buying new rules sets. Read them and then put them in a pile. Take for instance Bolt Action. I have the new set of rules but still use the old version for my Solo games. I also have two copies of the US Army book! I bought Chain of Command to replace BA but have not gotten around to organising any of my forces to play a game. I should buy the new version of Black Powder but was not using the original version as I prefer Sharp Practice. I bought Lion Rampant to replace LOTR in my Robin Hood collection but have not done anything with them.

Anyway thats its from me for now. I may come back and add some things to this when I remember them. I hope everyone has had a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.



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