|A choir of Astropaths.
At the end of 2014, I set myself 3 ambitions relating to painting/modelling, collecting and gaming. To summarise, I wanted to:
- Round out my figure collection for RT/Confrontation, in particular civilians.
- Paint at least 40 varied and interesting figures.
- Play as many quality games as possible.
|The Nobles of House Ulanti
|Anarchy in the Underhive at BOYL 2015
|The mysterious Eldar
How did I fare in 2015? Pretty well! If you like stats, I painted 173 'things' in 2015, including 101 figures and 69 items of scenery. Even if you pull out the 38 rioters I painted for the 'Anarchy in the Underhive' game I speed painted in July, I still exceeded last years' total. And what I painted was many and varied too - gangers, mercenaries, aliens, nobles, Astropaths, tech priests and many more besides!
|My hobby performance graph, 2013-2015
As for games, I had the real treat of being able to participate in an Inquisimunda campaign run by Andy Hoare at Warhammer World. Inquisitor Dirske and his gang of mutated and chaos-tainted misfits burnt swathes in search of the mysterious Golden Phrogg, only to be pipped at the last by an unruly gang of Space Orks.
|Inquisitor Dirske saw repeated action in 2015. Sadly, he failed in his goals at the last.
So what then, for 2016? If I project forward, I should be aiming for over 200 painted figures and around 70 games!
I suspect, however, that I should focus on maintaining my 2015 drivers - fun games, enjoying modelling and painting.
I would like to paint up at least a pair of small matched warbands of Melniboneans and Pan Tangians for Frostgrave games. I would like to get round to painting some Genestealer hybrids. I am hoping to participate in a new Inquisimunda campaign, starting in January. I would love to finally track down the last of the Citadel and Iron Claw Space Pirates I am looking for.
Most of all, I would like to continue having fun, and sharing it with all of you who take the time read and comment on my particular slant on this niche hobby of ours.
All the best for 2016!