Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and year in review plus project plans for 2013

"Battle of Wilson's Creek" - N.C. Wyeth

I suppose I could make a list of my success and failures of planed projects of 2012, but they would virtually all be incomplete as my ability to remain focused on any one project is almost impossible. I'm a mood painter and so I don't even know what I'm going to do from unit to unit let alone planning it out! Painting figures isn't my issue as I'm a fairly productive painter(not overly so, but steady), but rather remaining focused is my real problem. However, the positive thing is I almost always return to started projects. So, rather then list exactly I want to achieve for 2013 I'll instead list things I'd like to do in the coming year which I feel is better way of doing things for me.

Things already under way:

ACW 28mm- As the picture would say I for sure want to see more things happen here as it's my favourite period and so a few units painted and a game or two would be great!

SYW 28mm- I wasn't that interested in this period until I met my friend Mike who is a big fan of it and so I started painting some units for it. The period has grown on me and I'm actually enjoying it with plans to increase my French units and even start some Russians.

Pyrrhic Successors 28mm- I couldn't resist the figures from Aventine and so had to get some of these. At the moment it's a painters project that I hope will one day develop into an army.

WWII in both 28mm and 15mm- I already have a very good start on various American and German armies and so adding a few units here and there would give me more options on some and playable status on others.

FIW 28mm- Already started some Indians and plan on doing a few more along with some French.

SCW 28mm- This is painting project and so no pressure to finish anything, but just paint when I want to.

Samurai 28mm- For sure I want to add more to this, but I stumbled a bit as they are very difficult and so often need long breaks between units.

Spanish Reconquista 28mm- I have the cavalry finished for the Christians and so I'd like some infantry added and perhaps even start the Moors.

Ayyubbid Arabs 15mm- Over half is complete so adding a few more units would be nice.

AWI 28mm- I have quite a bit of militia for my Americans so adding some continentals and a small cavalry would be nice.

Montrose ECW 28mm- I for sure what to finish another unit or two as we are getting close to playing this.

Other Dark Ages 28mm/15mm- Mostly Vikings and Normans that I'd like to re-base and add a few units.

Terrain 28mm/15mm- As always need to finish more of this!

Other projects not started, but may see some paint are:

Naps 28mm and 15mm- Lots of choice here and something I've been thinking of doing for some time.

Romano British/Early Saxons 28mm- I like the period and Bills sculpts from Musketeer so this is something I will do for sure just not sure when.

Italian Wars 28mm- It's a very nice period and full of great colours I'd like to try out.

Rules I'll probably mostly be using- Black Powder, Pike and Shotte, Hail Caesar, Impetus, Operation Squad, maybe FOW(love/hate FOW rules)

I'd like to try: Muskets and Tomahawks, I ain't been shot Mum, Battlegroup Kursk, Give Maurice another try out.

That's about it until I remember something else. As you can see I always want to do far more then what is realistic, but that's just how I'm wired and no use fighting it I guess.

In addition to painting I'd like to attend a few more games conventions in 2013 to meet more gamers and put faces to names and meet old friends. I of course want to play more games with my friends which we managed to meet more in 2012 which was great and I hope we continue this in 2013!

HAPPY NEW YEAR and I wish everyone a wonderful and productive 2013!









34 comments:

  1. Some great projects there Christopher, would like to see what you could do with some IW's and looking forward to see some more Montrose Scots/Irish. Good luck with the projects.

    And a Happy New Year too!

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    1. Thank you Hendrid and good chance you'll some of both of those.

      Christopher

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  2. Good intentions, muck luck with that and happy 2013

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  3. Happy New Year Christopher ! I'm especially interested by your SCW & Italian Wars projects !

    J-B

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    1. Thank you Jehan! I'd say a good chance on the SCW and a bit iffy on the Italian wars.

      Christopher

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  4. Happy New Year Christopher !!!

    Quite a list you got there, will be interesting to see what of it all will catch your attention during the year.

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael and I'm interested to see what will catch my attention too!:-)

      Christopher

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  5. Happy New Year Christopher. I certainly understand what you say about being a mood painter. Happens to me too. Looks like a great list of projects for 2013. I look forward to see all that you accomplish.

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    1. Thank you and hopefully I don't disappoint.

      Christopher

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  6. I paint for the love of the sculpt itself. If a figure has good lines, good character, "personality" then I must have it. After that I've got to create a project that the figure can be used in. I hope to paint more and blog less in the New Year.

    Have a good year and best wishes on accomplishing your painting goals!

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    1. Thank you Anne and I too hope to use the internet less and paint more. Not easy!

      Christopher

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  7. Good luck with your intentions Christopher.Happy New Year.

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  8. Happy new year Christopher! I will follow your blog and enjoy everything you´ll paint. As Jehan I would love to see some SCW stuff from your forge.
    Cheers
    Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan and I suspect you will see some SCW stuff, but just can't say when.:-)

      Christopher

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  9. Happy New Year Chris. All the very best with your projects for 2013.

    Cheers,

    Helen

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  10. Happy New Year Christopher. Thats a mighty fine list for the coming year I wish you well

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  11. Happy New Year Christopher! Good luck with all your projects...

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  12. Happy New Year to you and your family Chris! Sounds like you 've got a lot of plans for 2013. I'm most excited about Dark Age, Romano British/ Early Saxons & 15mm WW2 as it fits in with my plans nicely. Maybe I'll give FIW a try too, as I already told you. Looking forward to some interesting games.

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    1. Thank you Nick! I'd say a good chance on the WWII and 50/50 at best on the Romano British/Early Saxons. Hope to see you give FIW a try. Looking forward to gaming with you!:-)

      Christopher

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  13. Happy New Year, Christopher, to you and yours. Have a terrific 2013, and the very best of luck with that list of painting!

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  14. Happy new year all the best for 2013
    Cheers

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  15. That's quite a list, Christopher! Best of luck with it. Happy new year.

    Giles

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    1. Thank you Giles and it is indeed to big a list as usual.

      Christopher

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