I was already writing up my wargaming plans for the year, when I saw Bart’s post appear. So here’s my list of projects for 2011, and a little reflection on 2010.
Actually, I didn’t make that much progress this year in terms of new figures or games. A couple of years ago I made a promise to myself not too buy any new *unpainted * figures (emphasis is important here) as long as I still have unpainted stuff left lying around. So, I have been slowly chipping at my unpainted collection. See the Samurai posting below to see some recent work.
My forte has always been more in the games designing and rules writing, rather than in painting. We have experimented quite a lot with a Napoleonics Divisional rules based on the original writings of Paddy Griffith. Also, I ran an experimental matrix-style game, in which all players could control all of the forces (of both sides) all the time. Great fun.
More painting of unpainted figures. I have the grandiose plan of trying to finish everything by the end of 2011. I haven’t made an exact count yet, but that should several hundred figures. So far this year, I have finished quite a few: 20 20mm Vietcong; about 8 28 mm Copplestone Future Wars; and 3 flats(!) acquired through Berliner Zinnfiguren. As you can guess, my painting standards should not be too high. The Army Painter dip is a blessing from heaven!
More ‘committee’ games. I would like to run some more of these, stressing cooperation between players, and often (but not always) involving a miniature component on a classic gaming table.
Experimenting with a new ‘look’ for the gaming table. I’ve become enamored with flats, or maybe I should try out some of the more classic toy soldiers in 42 mm as produced by Shiny Toy Soldiers or Irregular.
Organization of more games with my collection of figures: WW2, WW1, ACW, SciFi, Fantasy, …
The quest for the ultimate fantasy ruleset continues!