My hopes and aims for the year were neatly summed up in a very similar blogpost about this time last year!
It's interesting to note that I really did stick pretty closely to those broad ambitions:
- I painted up numerous fringe-world buildings including the excellent Fogou Models scrap fort.
- I painted up an array of Necromunda figures including Adeptus Arbites / Enforcers, Brats, Venators and latterly Helmawr gangers.
- I had some fantastic games including two Necromunda campaigns, a Realm of Chaos Rogue Trader at BOYL 2019 and the occasional pick-up game dotted throughout the year, including some fun Space Hulk with my 9 year old son.
Gaming in 2019
I was lucky enough to play a host of fun games in 2019, including:
|My warband striding the blasted wastes in a realm of chaos.
|The Enforcers of Precinct 57 seize control over the White Spider Junction.
|Anarchic ash wastes racing at BOYL.
|Venators of the Knotted Rope attempt to halt a barbarous ritual by the Boss Drum Ratskins.
Painting in 2019
Yet again another year came and went without any Genestealer cultists being painted. But I haven't been idle with plenty of mixed output for different games and settings, including terrain. Here are some of my favourites:
|My trio of viscious chaos ratling snipers.
|Adeptus Arbites Psy-Ops.
|My entry to the 'Make a Trish' competition on the Oldhammer FB group.
|Deep space salvage crew for use (amongst other things) in Space Hulk.
|Visage, Duchess of the Sutters.
|Chopper and Trader, my entry to the 'Paint a Bob' competition on the Oldhammer FB group.
|Going extreme with colour on a Fogou Models building.
|My Cold Trader and smuggler's shore party for Necromunda.
The Hobby ChartSo far, so good, but what about the chart?
This year I painted a total of 163 'things' on the 'one thing = one thing' system (A multi-level building is one thing. A crate is one thing). I've realised that the high water mark of 207 things is going to take some beating, and a total of 163 (my 3rd highest total since I started recording) for the year is a perfectly acceptable. Notwithstanding the numbers, I'm really pleased with the subject matter and painting level this year too. I've managed to make some small adjustments to increase the pace on rank and file, whilst at the same time producing some pretty nice paint jobs on characters.
Games-wise, the year has delivered 47 varied opportunities (the most yet), culminating in a (literally) chaotic game of Necromunda this week with my good friend cheetor. I couldn't really ask for more than to play roughly one game a week with some excellent friends and opponents.
Plans for 2020I already know that my first painting project for 2020 will be my entry to the 'Naismithery' painting competition on the Oldhammer FB group. After that, I'll address the final few members of the Helmawr gang and hopefully make some more progress on a scenic board using Fogou Models adobe buildings. Also in the mix are perhaps an Oldhammer style Warcry warband. Possibly some squat pirates or Confrontation Dogskins. And then there's still those Genestealer cultists!
Games-wise things are a little looser. I suspect we might run another Necromunda campaign or two. I'll try to meet up for some days gaming with friends. I already know I have a clash with BOYL 2020, so will need to see if I can find an alternative event to fill that particular hole. Whatever it is, as long as it's fun, I'll be content!
To everyone who reads this blog, enjoys my models, provides feedback and suggestions, have a great holiday and end to 2019, and I'll be back in January!