New Year's Resolutions - Ongoing Thread

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Re: New Year's Resolutions - 2019 edition.

Post by Primarch » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:19 pm

Primarch wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:19 am
Well, we are over the halfway mark for the year, let's see how we're doing?
Primarch wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:40 pm
So my goals are as follows:
1. Paint an average of 30 models a month.

2. Paint my American Airborne army.

3. Paint a force for the American Revolution.

4. Continue working on my British in Burma project.

5. Figure out the best way forward for this site.

6. Be less curmudgeonly.
1. I have painted 317 models so far this year out of my target of 360. However, 250 of those were painted in Jan-Mar, 51 in April, 17 in May and 0 from June onwards. (Coincidentally the same time I started playing Magic: Arena, I wonder if there is any connection?).

2. I have most of the figures for this army assembled, but no paint on any of them yet, not even an undercoat.

3. I think this isn't happening for the time being and can be safely ignored.

4. There has been a squad of Gurkhas sat on my painting desk since June. I have also assembled some Indian National Army and I'm building some 5th Indian Division troops as and when I feel like it.

5. Things seem to be rolling slowly on as they are. We're never going to be a big community and Facebook etc. provides an all in one place for hobbies, family and friends, which NH doesn't and can't compete with. Job did suggest making the monthly game threads more prominent, but there is no easy way to do that automatically. (I'm too lazy to change it manually every month).

6. That's not really for me to judge if I am successful or not. :D

So in summary, 1. is well within reach, 2. and 4. are at least moving slowly forward, 3. and 5. are on indefinite hiatus and 6. is still up in the air. Roll on Dec 31st!
Well, it's Dec 31st and I doubt I'll be doing much painting before midnight, so time to see how things went.

1. I managed a grand total of 417 minis of various sizes and shapes this year Vs. my target of 360. Aces!

2. Nope. Haven't touched my Airborne at all.

3. This project is finally underway. I have most of my minis assembled, a couple of test pieces done and I have started on the first unit.

4. My Gurkhas are all done and I have quite a few more models built and ready for painting.

5. So far so good. We have had a few new people join this year which has added a bit more life to some areas. I shuffled some parts of the forum around to make them a bit easier to find.

6. I thought I didn't do too badly, though again that isn't for me to judge. :lol:

So I beat target 1. Targets 3 and 4 are creeping forward. Number 5 is ok so far, but number 2 just hasn't happened.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions - 2019 edition.

Post by Balloonacorn » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:41 am

New Year's Resolutions

A) Play 2 good games a month (and possible several bad ones)

B) Have a legal, based and fully painted Kill Team which I am comfortable playing with - not sure if it will end up being my current GK...

C) Have a legal, based and fully painted $0k Army - which I am comfortable playing with: Death Guard for sure.

D) Have a legal, based and fully painted Warcry Warband which I am comfortable playing with - I don't know which one but I think I enjoyed that game the most.

E) Get to know some of you better - this seems like a very good group.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions - Ongoing Thread

Post by The Other Dave » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:40 am

I had a pretty vague set of resolutions, which made it very difficult for me to not meet them, fortunately! :lol: The only thing I really want to improve on in 2020 is the negativity thing - I'd give myself a solid B- on that front - but that's wider than just a hobby problem I reckon. :oops:

My big actual-100%-gaming-related concrete goals for 2020 are:

1. To make the Underworlds tournament at NagoyaHammer as successful as possible
1a. Just generally continue to try to grow the game locally (I could have been a bit more proactive here in 2019)
2. Get my painting backlog back to a reasonable amount

Everything else I'll just continue to wing it. :lol:
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Re: New Year's Resolutions - Ongoing Thread

Post by Primarch » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:32 am

Well, I've been giving things some thought over the past few days and I have a few resolutions this year.

1. To better balance my time.
Last year I started playing Magic the Gathering: Arena on my PC and that took up a LOT of my time. I want to keep playing it, but I should cut back on it a bit and spend more time doing proper (i.e. not online) hobby stuff.

2. To finish stuff off.
I have dozens of half built armies, warbands and misc. projects filling up my hobby room. I need to get stuff finished to reduce clutter. A half done project has a box for sprues, a box for unpainted minis and an army case. A finished project just has the army case, which leaves more space for new purchases. :lol:

3. To do more demo games.
The monthly group seems to have a strong tendency towards GW games. Now, I figure that at least a small part of that is down to people not wanting to take a chance on a new system without the brand name recognition that comes with GW. If I hope to get people playing other systems, it's on me to introduce the games to the group.

So no concrete promises, but some things to work towards.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions - Ongoing Thread

Post by Karantu » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:10 am

A bit late to the party but as I've mentioned in a post or two elsewhere I'm planning to invest more time into my Tau army and have it all fully painted and based by the end of the year. I even made a Trello project for it inspired by Dave. Anyway in general I also want to be more productive this year and so I'm going to start keeping track of my projects properly instead of just randomly working on whatever I feel like.

In order to achieve that I'm going to try cutting back on video games since I have a tendency to invest tons of time into time sinks such as Factorio (700 hours on Steam...), Stellaris, and other games of that sort.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions - Ongoing Thread

Post by Primarch » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:13 pm

So here we are at the half way mark for the year. Time to check in on the New Year's Resolutions and see if we are staying true to our words.
Primarch wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:32 am
1. To better balance my time.
Last year I started playing Magic the Gathering: Arena on my PC and that took up a LOT of my time. I want to keep playing it, but I should cut back on it a bit and spend more time doing proper (i.e. not online) hobby stuff.

2. To finish stuff off.
I have dozens of half built armies, warbands and misc. projects filling up my hobby room. I need to get stuff finished to reduce clutter. A half done project has a box for sprues, a box for unpainted minis and an army case. A finished project just has the army case, which leaves more space for new purchases. :lol:

3. To do more demo games.
The monthly group seems to have a strong tendency towards GW games. Now, I figure that at least a small part of that is down to people not wanting to take a chance on a new system without the brand name recognition that comes with GW. If I hope to get people playing other systems, it's on me to introduce the games to the group.
1. I have managed to do a lot of painting over the past 6 months, though that was more to do with having 2 months of furlough than anything else. Prior to the pandemic, I was doing slightly better at getting real world hobby stuff done, but I have since suffered something of a relapse with PC gaming coming back to the fore. MtG:Arena has a busy summer schedule, so I'll need to be extra diligent about getting back to my brushes.

2. Well, er, yes. Ahem. Despite painting a lot of stuff so far, very little has actually been wrapped up and finished off. My initial force of Americans for Rebels & Patriots is done, but I have a mountain of sprues still to go. My US Airborne and Japanese forces for Bolt Action have both seen a lot of progress, but still have a dozen or so figures each left to build and paint. Most of my other projects seem to be treading water. Either I'm not painting fast enough or I have too many minis. Since the latter makes no sense, it must be the former. :lol: I have done fairly well this year at not buying new stuff though, which is a good thing?

3. In January I demo-ed Bolt Action, but since the game days were closed down from March onwards, I didn't get much opportunity to do more. Assuming things with Covid remain stable, I'd like to get back to doing some more demo games in the future.

4. Hidden goal - Live through a viral apocalypse.
So far, so good on this one. 2020 has been a rough year and given the situation in other parts of Japan and overseas, I'm not sure the next 6 months are going to be much better. Seeing the big crowd at the June games day was great after such a long time, but also a little worrying. Fingers crossed, Japan can keep a lid on the virus, but I'm still somewhat hesitant to go back to normal too soon.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions - Ongoing Thread

Post by The Other Dave » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:38 pm

Happy "mid-point of heck year" everyone!

"Winging it" has worked pretty well for me so far this year, I have to say. During those months when we have had gaming, I've been getting in a good variety of games with a good variety of people. Obviously, the Underworlds tournament didn't work out, but I'm tentatively eyeing the idea of renting some space near the end of the year and trying again, pandemic permitting. Probably I'd make a decision about that fall-ish. My only other solid resolution was to work through my backlog, and that I did, painting up a total of 117 models so far, to what I dare say is my highest standard yet. The backlog expanded a bit this last weekend (thanks again, Prim!), but all I've really got in the backlog now is my Dusk Raiders expansion, some very low-priority AT stuff for a second legion, and some likewise low-priority stuff for AoS and WarCry, units that I have because they came in sets rather than because I really wanted to paint or play with them.

For the second half of the year, I want to:

Gaming:
-Start a Crusade campaign with my Dusk Raiders for 40K, meaning also painting up the last few models I need for 25PL combat patrol games. Corollary to that, finish painting up the last of the MDF terrain I got at the beginning of the year. As I've said elsewhere, I think it's not unlikely that, if combat patrol and the Crusade system turns out to be fun, this game mode may more or less replace Kill Team for me personally, as I find the latter game rather fiddly, game-design-wise.
-Play more WarCry, and get our local group started on moving warbands through campaigns (my goblins too!).
-Keep growing Underworlds locally, and, as stated, look at relaunching a tournament.
-Play some Titanicus and Age of Sigmar if I'm able.

Painting:
-Buy and paint new stuff, preferably painting more or less at the rate I buy. Getting through the bits and bobs in my paint queue would be nice, but it'll take a backseat to the things I really want to paint, which at the moment, besides Dusk Raiders, means the Zoat for BSF, and the two new warbands for Underworlds as soon as they come out.
-The owner of the Ichinomiya shop expressed tentative interest in having me run a Contrast painting lesson there sometime, and that would be cool!
Feel free to call me Dave!
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