Friday, 7 December 2012

My Hobby Life 2012

Normally at this time of year I like to take a look over my hobby life andgain some focus, so I can enter the new year with my hobby-addled mind wandering a little less than usual, so with my FW order still delayed, i think now's a good time to do it

My hobby life this year


40k games played :39, won 19
Fantasy Games played 8, won 2
Mordheim games played: 6, won 1
Malifaux games played: 1, lost horribly
Dreadfleet games played: 2, won 1

It's been a good gaming year for me, I got far more games in than last year (5 in all systems) and I'm improving my performance as a play. Every single one of them has been a blast to play as well, win or lose. If I can keep this rate up in 2013, I shall be very happy, although with me entering my final year of uni, it might reduce again


Models bought:123

Models built: 154

Models completed: 65

Projects started:

Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons (restarted)
Empire (restarted)
Mordheim Dark Elves (restarted)
Malifaux Show Girls Crew
Chaos Space Marine reboot
Sons of Horus

Projects abandoned:


It's not such a good year for completing models, but I've always been more of a modeller than a painter, plus I've picked up a few modelling commisions along the way too.

It might look like I have a lot of unpainted models, but the vast majority of those that I've bought are almost finished models, which will be fullcompleted as soon as my uni studies are out the way mid-December.

 My turnover of dropped projects has dropped drastically too (thank god).  and I'm fairly happy with the progress on the ones I'm keeping too.

I'm going into the new year with clear ideas on what I'm doing for each of them

2013 Projects

Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons

My aim is to get at least a Librarian and Twenty Astartes done and ready for the table, along with twenty Spireguard (scouts), so they can either act as an independant army (using an as-yet undetermined 40k codex), or as support for my Sons of Horus (using the Legion Seeker Squads to represent their powers). I've nearly got all the models in need for them, I just have to pick up the Librarian to finish them off, so it'll be simple matter to use my time off before I return to uni in January to get them battle-ready

Sons of Horus

I've mentioned  numerous times that progress on these has been delayed until the order turns up. My plan going into 2013 is to at least have a 1750 point list built and ready to battle by February, ready for the 40k league starting up at my local club. The painting will take a bit longer, but I plan to lavish as much care and attention onto them as I possibly can, as these will probably become my main army

Space Wolves

My current main army. They're progressing nicely, with about half the models I own for them painted up and ready to go. These will very much be on the back burner in 2013, although I'll still be working on them

Hochland Empire

I'll be build these up in 500 point increments to coincide with the escalation league at my local GW. Work is slow at the moment, due to the large amount of conversion work going into it, but I'm fairly confident Von Nearostaffen will have his Glorious Army asnd the Flying Machine to go with it by mid-2013

Mordheim Dark Elves

I'm going to be putting a lot of work into these guys, making them into the ragged band of adventurers they should be, rather than simply subbing in models from my main Dark Elf army. I'm not going to working to a specific deadline though, so I can take my time with them

Malifaux Show Girls

I just need to paint these girls up, so shouldm't take too long. Being a skirmish game though, I want to put extra effort into each one, possibly turning them into display pieces, as my games of Malifaux are few and far between

Display pieces

I want to work on my painting skills, so I'll be producing a lot of one-off pieces that grab my attention, for displaying rather than gaming with. This might also put a chrimp in my urge to buy a whole new army every time something shiny in a new release grabs my attention

That should be plenty to be getting on with. My plan is not to buy any new models unless they're related to these projects. I know I said that last year, but I'm actually going to stick to it this year. Money's going to be a lot tighter, as it's my final year of uni, so I have no time to work alongside my studies. Hoepfully by the end of the year, I'll actually have some fully finished armies/warbands to  show for my efforts, but we'll see

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