I looked back into our for and my stated goals for 2014 were:
- D-Day Beach Assault Force for FoW
- SAGA Crusades Army
- Paint more miniatures then Bought
I would say that I have done reasonably well with this plan such as it is, I did finish the beach assault guys, but procrastinated allot on doing the Crusaders. However making some progress on that now. On the painting more front I have failed that goal by a moderate amount, I stopped counting it around when I started doing this blog but I was at around 70-80 more bought then painted.
I did get a bunch of stuff painted last year thou such as:
- D-Day Army
- Beothucks (really pre-Beothuck people, the 'beaches culture')
- Jordanian Tanks
- Various Infinity Stuff
- Some Kung-Fu guys
- Few odds and ends
Total number of figures painted was around 160, and 3 major terrain pieces being two viking long houses, and a ruins. Looking back in my old painting blog post I had painted 163 miniatures in 2013 and bought 218, so a very similar amount of work got done (probably good to know that this is how much stuff I will get painted in an average year), but did a bit better on not buying some much new stuff and trying to work through back logs. I am planning to keep the painting pledge now going into the new year, maybe I will try to stick to a cap on new purchases of 150 or something like that.
In terms of what I plan to work on for the new year, well I want to expand on the crusades stuff I have started and finish that off. As a minimum I want to paint a Teutonic Knights SAGA army, and a general Crusader army for SAGA. I also have agreed to paint the 15mm WW1 British set from Flames of War for their great war stuff. Both of these things I have already started on. I also knid of want to do some fantasy stuff of some sort but I am not 100% on that, really I would like to do some of the GW Hobbit miniatures but they are really to expensive and I don't want to pay that much so might be some alternative.
In terms of planning for for Cangames which is coming up in May I also don't know really what I want to do yet. I probably will run a dark ages game of some sort, and won't need to much painting for that. For a second game I am thinking about doing 15mm Samurai with Hail Caesar again, or a big Crusades game, but that would require me to paint some enemies and allot more Crusaders, so not sure on that point. I do want to do a Nagashino game and have allot of 15mm Samurai in the back log so that is a good idea. I also like the idea of doing a big market garden game using the Flames of War system, based on the Devils Charge scenario, but would want a partner in crime for that.
If anyone has any thoughts on what kind of games they would like to see run at cangames I would love to hear them so feel encouraged to reply with your thoughts, in the short term look forward to seeing some more Teutonic Knights and some 15mm WW1. I have been reading the new Newfoundland Regiment book so motivation for that project is quite high.