The Coming Year

So I didn't have any real hobby time this past week other than a 4 way battle of X-Wing Saturday night against Cheef, Wolfie, and Chris the Panda.  I ran my quad B-WIng list again with some pretty good results even considering that Cheef tried to make it a 3 v 1.

So I want to take this post to sort of lay out my hobby goals for the next year.  This will give me a checklist to refer back to and something that you my readers can prod me about if you don't see results.
So first on the list is my BattleTech.  My 21st Striker Regiment of Eridani Light Horse needs 4 more aerospace fighters acquired and the other aerospace fighters finished painted.  I also need one more base of half tracks from GHQ to finished off the mechanized infantry.  Then lastly a large number of the mechs need based.

The 151st Light Horse Regiment has begun but needs all the artillery vehicles, tanks, aerospace fighters, infantry, and some more mechs.  I've got enough mechs for 17 lances but while over half are painted, none have been based.  (I really have to buy some more of the ballast sand I use to base my Eridani Light Horse and get going on some of this).

Lastly for BattleTech I need to get 3 more warships and a bunch of jumpships/dropships to get my AeroTech fleet together.
So next up is Mordheim.  I've got all my dwarves purchased and have started painting on them, but only as far as priming and first major color on each model.  I'd like to get these done in the first part of the year so I can get some games of Mordheim in.  I know a couple others in the group I game with have been talking about Mordheim as well.
I also want to get my SAGA warband finished so I'll be able to talk someone into play testing it with me.  Most likely this will end up being Bob as he does historical gaming with his dad and is also slightly interested in SAGA.  I've got all the models I need for my Viking warband but none of them are more than partially painted.
So next up is X-Wing.  There are a few purchases I need to make and I need to get back into my repainting so that my ships match.  I want to get all my B-Wings flipped to horizontal flight as well.

And then there is small terrain projects.  I've got a couple pieces I'm dabbling with to make into factories for BattleTech.  I need to revisit the HPG Station I built for BT as well and finish it off.  And then there is stuff I bought for my Mordheim Dwarves.

Yesh, I'm in for a busy year as this doesn't even include Bolt Action armies which has died off after a big initial push and the 15mm army for Gruntz which Cheef is trying to stir a bit of interest in.  Plus I'll get some Aeronuf from a Kickstarter sometime in the spring.  So that's what I'm up against for goals for the next year.  I'm going to do my best to get items ticked off the list and done.  Hopefully you all out there will help push and prod me if you see me off on distractions or not making progress.

That's all for now and I'll see you all next week.


  1. I put the unpainted portion of my Stirland army up on ebay today. The painted minis though number enough models for a goodly sized Mordheim warband (ironically, that's what lead to the army in the first place). I did keep 2 unpainted crossbowmen for that as well.

    Looks like I might have enough dwarfs to scrape up a small warband of them as well.

    Yes Gruntz NEEDS to happen at some point! Though by now I've likely forgotten all of the rules for the game...

  2. Sorry I haven't been around to game, I am still eager to get Bolt Action games in.