But then we are here to talk about toy soldiers so lets not get carried away.
So lets look back before we look forward. I made a similar post last year in which I thought out loud about what I'd achieved. In 2013 I had managed to paint 173 figures. I had said that I'd wanted to paint 210 in 2014. I made mental calculation about a month a go of this years output so please excuse me for a second while I work out if I was correct.
dum de dum.....
Ok that's bizarre, turns out that I've painted 173 again. Weird. Seems I failed.
I did however build quite a lot of terrain as well so that must count towards some kind of total
I played 16 games of various types last year. Which averages just over one a month. That's pretty good going. Dare I say that I'm going to up the figure this year? I think I'll be bullying and pleading with the OGRE bunch in the coming months as well as arranging games for BOYL15.
Lets not forget that my wife and I were blessed with Hamish only 11 weeks ago, he has certainly kept us busy.
So what am I going to try and do in the coming 12 months. Well first of all I'm going to visit a doctor, 4 kids is enough! However you probably don't need to know that.
Miniatures and wargaming wise. As I write this I am wrestling with the need to order some of the Ronin packs from Northstar as they are on discount just now and I quite fancy a bit of Kurosawa type action (the A fist full of kung fu mini's glowering at me form the cupboard however are trying to convince me otherwise).
I need to get some figures painted for the Tale of several gamers challenge as I am behind and the reason I'm behind is that I'm trying to get my scavvies painted for using at the end of the month and I keep doing other things like painting imperial army and Doctor who figures instead.
So I must get some kind of fantasy arm to a playable level this year. I simply must! (lol)
I want to get more of the Dutch revolt figures painted and used in a larger game. Should be possible.
I want to see if a can clear the decks of my RT miniatures, I feel so guilty seeing them sitting there unpainted.
I want to stop buying as much stuff and get more painted. The wife being on maternity leave will help!
I want to finish more historical/fantasy terrain, a river, some fields, a graveyard, some more buildings, as well as add some scatter terrain/barricades to Ferrograd to make the terrain a little denser for games likes Confrontation.
Games wise, I want to get another couple of games of Lion Rampant if I can. I want to get involved in a campaign of some sort, locally, if I can and I want to get as many games in as I can.
Lets see how well I've done this time next year.