Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Highlights & Looking Ahead to 2011

With the beginning of a new year I have to look back on my gaming accomplishments for the year of 2010. I have 5 main highlights of the year:

1. My #1 accomplishment has to be the completion of my Tomb King army for Warhammer. Finally! As the majority of the army is skeletons I was able to paint them reasonably quickly. I don't have any plans to add to the army unless GW comes out with something new for the army. That won't happen till they release a new army book, which looks like it won't be till summer sometime.

2. Also this year I banged out 2 fleets and some miscellaneous units for Full Thrust. I was able to paint these 2 forces rather quickly. Unfortunately I've only managed to actually get them onto the table once, so hopefully in 2011 I can get a few more games in.

3. Late in this past year I started another Warhammer army: Daemons. Thanks to taking all of December off, I was able to get a sizeable chunk of the army painted. I'm going to say that I'm roughly half done.

4. This year I got a number of bases for my Impetus ancient armies completed. I was able to get a few games in this year (but not nearly enough!). I found that if I'm getting tired of a project, painting up a couple of these units helps break up the monotony.

5. Finally for 2010, I was able to get in a large number of various board games. Here's the list of ones I played this year: Antike, Arkham Horror, Britannia, Carcassonne, Civilization, Colosseum, Commands & Colors: Ancients, Commands & Colors: Napoleonics, Conquest of the Empire, Descent, Dominion, Labyrinth: War on Terror, Pandemic, Power Grid, Puerto Rico, Settlers of Catan, Settlers of the Stone Age, Ticket to Ride, Tigris & Euphrates, Twilight Struggle and Warrior Knights. Quite the list.

All told I was able to get 485 miniatures painted this year. Not quite 500, but close. For 2011 I'm going to set myself a modest goal of 500. I'll reassess part way through the year to see if I can boost that higher.

For 2011 here's my goals:

1. Finish my Warhammer Daemon army. Looking around what's on my shelf and my painting table, I've probably got around 60 miniatures to paint.

2. Finish all my 28mm ancient units for Impetus. I don't have that many left, so this goal should be an easy one to accomplish. Also, I'm going to have to get more games of Impetus in.

3. My main project for the year is going to be 15mm sci-fi. I've picked up a pile of minis (probably a couple hundred) from Ground Zero Games and Rebel Minis. I'm planning on using the FAD4 (Fast and Dirty 4) ruleset with these.

4. I've got a number of small projects I'd like to do or at least start. I picked up a number of 15mm Egyptians in a trade that I'd like to make into an Impetus army. I also purchased a handful of Perry Samurai (enough to do half a Basic Impetus army) that I'd like to take a swing at and I've also got a handful more ships to paint up for Full Thrust.

5. More board gaming!

Onwards into 2011!


  1. Awesome work, Scott. And your boardgame list is impressive. Did you enjoy Britannia? It's one of my favorites. I have the new version, but haven't played that one yet.

  2. To be honest I didn't really like Britannia that much. I found that if you got stuck in a region (like the north) your kind of screwed. I need to give the game another try I think.