I had ambitions of Melniboneans and Pan Tangians Frostgrave warbands, Genestealer hybrids and Inquisimunda gaming. I also wanted to complete my Citadel and Iron Claw Space Pirates collections.
How did I do with these ambitions? Pretty well, I think! I painted up a Pan Tangian warband and flew across to Ireland to Knavecon to play Frostgrave (and other games) for a weekend with my fellow WIPsters.
|Pulpy space adventure in the Dorty Double Dozen at Knavecon|
|Late night Brewhouse Bash action|
I painted up an Eldar Void Pirate warband and used it in an Inquisimunda campaign at the start of the year. I also completed my Space Pirates collection, but I failed again to paint any hybrids (they've been waiting for at least 25 years, what's another year?!).
|Eldar Void Pirates in action|
I've also been lucky enough to play some other great games, both home and away:
|Bonkers fun at Warhammer World with antipixi, cheetor & Curis.|
|54mm plastic toy soldier gaming in Graham's garage.|
|Invading the Red City|
|Machines v dinosaurs! In our Ash Wastes campaign.|
My painting output has been pretty steady, averaging around 10 'things painted' per month - sometimes big, sometimes small:
The bare figures reveal 122 'things' painted and 43 games played. That's right, 2016 and wasn't as abundant a year as 2015, but I'm not complaining. I think I hit a groove which balances hobby output with family and all the other real life stuff that goes on.
Plans for 2016?
Fun games, enjoy modelling and painting
That sounds like a mantra I want to keep. I know I want to make a Nobilist warband for Inquismunda, I want to paint some of my Rogue Trader adventurers and that Melnibonean warband. I want to make it to BOYL17 at Wargames Foundry in the summer and build some more terrain. I might even get round to painting those Genestealer hybrids...!
Have a good New Year all - see you in 2017!