Friday, 1 January 2010

Goals for 2010

First off, Happy New Year guys and gals

It's the start of a brand new year and it's time to layout my plans and goals for the coming year. I've got a few things that I need to wind up before starting any more projects. There's the last squad for 2nd platoon, the half track sentinel for the command section and the executioner for my armoured company. All these are sitting on my painting station at the moment, so I'm pretty hopeful I'll have these finished before the end of the month.

I've also almost finished my field ambulance project with only some stretcher bearers and a tent to do to complete it. I'm guessing I'll have it finished up sometime in Febuary, which leaves me with my goals for this year. I've got a few but I'm pretty confident that I can pull them off. In no particular order, here's my hobby goals for 2010 ....

  1. Game more - Last year, I only played in about six games, so I want to improve on this. I'm aiming to get an average of one game every two weeks culminating with entering the grand tournament at the end of the year. It doesn't sound like much but it's a step in the right direction.

  2. A miniature a month - I've become a bit pattern set with painting my guard and spent last year painting shades of grey, and as such my painting hasn't really improved much. So, I'm going to paint one random model a month just to give me a chance to try different colours and painting techniques.

  3. 1st Platoon (Vets) - I want to add another platoon to my infantry company. I'm thinking roughly 5 squads (maybe 6) of veterans. Hopefully, with the veterans varied equipment options, there will plenty of opportunities for more sculpting and converting.

  4. Amphibious assault force - I'm planning of putting together a naval beach landing force made up of scratch built ridged raiders, landing craft and support craft. This project is more about getting me into scratch building than anything else but it should make an interesting game once the projects complete.

  5. Going on campaign - I want to add more rules to my campaign blog, so I'm planning on regularly adding sections with a bare minimum of one a month. I know that doesn't sound like much but it is a long term side project.
There you have it, my five main goals for the year ahead. I should say that these are my main goals, not an exclusive list of what I'm going to be doing over the next twelve months. I've still got my Valkyrie to paint up, I'm planning a kit bash hydra and I've still got an itch for Advanced Heroquest which I hope to be scratching soon.

So, here's to a busy 2010.


Magilla Gurilla said...

I would definitely like to see some batte reports. So when you get to gaming this year, remember to take a few snapshots and let us know how your conquests are going. I figure with your painting skills, the batrep pictures should look great!

Mordian7th said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the amphibious assault force, based on the excellent conversions you've done thus far I expect they're going to be really interesting!

I fully applaud the 'miniature a month' idea, as well. Having a little something different to paint from time to time really keeps the hobby fresh and exciting, I find.

Keep up the great work, and happy 010/M3!

CylonDave said...

Good luck on your tour this year into the GT. I'm planning a similar trek this year, attending the ICGT over here in Baltimore this coming summber. Looking forward to seeing more of your great work! =)