Wednesday, 10 January 2018

2018 Resolutions

It's the New Year so of course a few hobby resolutions are necessary:

1. I will finish one project before I start another... currently I have unfinished:
  • 6mm Napoleonic collection that started with just French and Brits but has expanded to include Russians and Prussians and if the better half doesn't get control of my spending soon will recruit Austrians and Spaniards.
  • the not so mysterious BS Donnybrook project; one side painted, rules sketched out, scenery awaiting assembly. 
  • 28mm Ancients (Celts), WWII (US and German) and Napoleonic (anything shiny). 
  • A couple of battalions of Warfare minatures
  • Blood Bowl teams, 15mm WWII and the unshakable addiction to WH40K.
Then there's the mysterious boxes in the garage left over from the last house move - who knows what dwells within? Who dares to find out?

2. Play more games. Managed four last year, all at League of Augsburg weekenders (and there is proof here, here and here) but really need to get other troops out of their boxes and mustered on the polystyrene uplands. I'm a bit club adverse (but let's keep the reasons for that between me and my imaginary psychiatrist) so either it's play with myself (feel free to make your own jokes up) or persuade the better half to join in, the kids are still a bit young to be indoctrinated, Hungry Hippos being their current level of strategic complexity.

Guess I'll be playing on my own then!

3. Take more photos. More importantly learn to take better ones and stop being lazy about posting them.

4. Kick the WH40K habit - it's breaking my wallet and destroying what little credibility I have! (Ok so me a long term toy-soldier-holic thinking I had an infinitesimal shred of credibility left probably means I need to make another appointment with that imaginary psychiatrist)

5. Use that airbrush... (remember it's much more scared of you that you are of it... or is that spiders?)

6. Stop extolling the wonder of a wet pallette to the better half. I've been droning on about it for weeks and I'm sure the fixed grin I'm greeted with is waning at the edges! The only painting she does involves the twins and the last thing they need is more liquid to slosh about the kitchen...

7. Stop wondering if teaching the twins to undercoat troops would breach some form of child labour law...

8. Stop using elipses to terminate every bullet point, I'm sure I read somewhere on the interweb that its a symptom of a fractured mind... (damn!)

Happy New Year!


  1. Resolutions... Ha ha ha, they never last.

    I thought it was multiple exclamation marks that were the symptom of a fractured mind?