Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Wrap Up

Another year draws to a close, and as usual I like to reflect on what I've accomplished over the last 12 months and set a course for the future.

I painted up quite a bit during the early months of the year, largely in part to my participation in the Analogue Painting Challenge:
  • 106 foot
  • 22 tiny Armada ships
But in March my interests shifted from painting models from the two dozen half started projects I'm "working on" to pulling together few projects towards completion. With enough Blood and Plunder figures finished to try some games, I knocked together some jungle terrain for our weekly pirate games. I also managed to make it to several games hosted by Joe (of Scrum in Miniature), a fresh faced neophyte to the world of wargaming who has taken to it like a duck to water. Though my painting slowed this year, between my Monday night group, the seasonal games with Joe and various attendance to various conventions I've played far more wargames in the last 12 months than any previous year

I also began working on a tabletop wargame system of my own, a process that has taken more time and effort than I had initially anticipated but I'm hoping to pull together into a finished product, even if it's for my own gratification.

Nearly done!
Despite not making the cut for this years Analogue Painting Challenge (grumble grumble), I'm still going to participate "on my own." I have a ton of figures primed and ready to paint, which will keep me occupied over the cold winter months. Next year I'm looking forward to completing my Blood and Plunder ships so we can move our pirate battles from the beaches to the high seas where they belong. My Monday group is already excitedly planning to take the plunge into Star Wars Legion, while Joe will be hosting a more regular series of game days. In all, 2018 looks to be chock-a-block full of dice rolling and mini-painting. Here's hoping we all survive it!

Happy New Year!