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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in 2016 :369, in 2019: 417.

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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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AoS-iverse: 87 infantry
40K-iverse: 21 infantry, a whole mess of terrain
Adeptus Titanicus: 1 Titan

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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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