So…. 2017 is here at last. Having desperately awaited the end to the truly abysmal year that was 2016, the hours shortly preceding midnight on New Years Eve were greeted with a mixture of trepidation, hope, beer and Thai Green Curry.
Let it suffice to say that only 4 days in and 2017 had somehow managed to outcrap 2016. A disappointing end to our New Year’s shindig (my wife is now banned from both associating with alcoholic divorcees and inviting people to our house; the more astute amongst you may correctly have inferred that the two are linked), an imploding, 3 week old washing machine and some pillock damaging my car, did not a happy cm284 make. Then there was the discovery that a combination of shoddy workmanship, dodgy plumbing and budget grout mean that we need our whole bathroom gutted and redone before the thing collapses…
Whichever fool claimed bad things come in threes needs a slap.
There is some good news however; my occasional partner in crime and co author, Hojit, is moving from Surrey down to the South west. His new house is less than 300m from mine so you can certainly expect more regular updates to the blog. His ‘wife’ has even conceded the garage, allowing us to use it as a man cave/hobby space – on the proviso that all of our geekery remains out of the house proper. Sounds like a fair trade to me? I am only a little jealous…
On another note, I have finally taken ‘the plunge’. Despite repeated oaths that I would never again suckle at the swollen teat of Games Workshop, my self control failed me once again; Hojitt mentioned that he had dug up his old Eldar army and 14 cans of Budweiser and a Golden Hobgoblin later, I was the proud owner of a small 30K white scars army, including a rather spiffing Storm Eagle transport. Oh dear. As such, I have added a new GW oriented page to the top bar which will be populated with content – at some point. All of this needs to be assembled and painted, so it should keep me busy for a while!
Having been inspired by Kraggi over at the Varcan Cluster and his new year post, I have decided that I will detail a list of things that I plan to do in 2017. I have categorised a small amount of it below, broken down into segments that loosely match my blog headings.
The Blog in General
Since starting the blog, I/we have been very lax. The plan was to post something weekly, or worst case monthly but this has just not happened. Partly this is down to the distance between myself and my usual opponents. It is also partly down to me being lazy. This needs to change. I cannot promise regular updates, but I can at least try to start posting more consistently. I have plenty to go up!
Chain of Command
Our map based Chain of Command campaign has been started and the first phase is complete and in need of a write up. I also have multiple platoons either painted or on the painting desk, ready to go. I should be able to get some good battle and campaign reports with plenty of photos up if time allows.
Firestorm Armada and Planefall
I have plenty of FSA models ready to paint, most of which are base coated. My PF Dindrenzi and Directorate are finished, only the Terrans to go. With Hojjit finally living locally, we should be able to get in a few games and finally kick off our narrative campaign.
Where to begin… Oh wait, just to begin! I have dozens of models that have not come out of the packaging, let alone seen a game! Hopefully I will be able to get some of these painted!
Ideally I would like to compete in a tournament – for this, I require a fully painted force. I have unfinished armies for Highborn Elves, Warriors of the Dark Gods, Vermin Swarm, The Empire and the Vampire Covenant…
Many of the miniatures I ordered for Kingdoms of Ushan have arrived and are still in their packaging. The background and factions need to be jotted down and the campaign begun. So much to do, so little time…
I need to get my White Scars built and painted. I also need to resist the urge to buy anything else until I have my Storm Eagle finished!
I have lots of terrain. I need to write a review of the Pedion Modular Terrain Tiles that I have, post some pictures of the Planetfall scenery and paint my lovely WW2 Resin Buildings from Tiger Terrain. I also have a 3D printer – didn’t I mention that? I am bursting with ideas, its just a case of getting round to acting on them. The wife had banned its use in the house, as rumor suggests that the fumes may be harmful, however Hojjit has kindly allowed me to relocate it to his garage/man cave…
A worryingly large proportion of what I own needs painting, enough said really. One thing I really need to do is sort though my paint…
I have a lot of it (the above is perhaps half, and NONE of the airbrush stuff) and some of it is getting on for 20 years old – a good old clear-out is needed. Hojjit and I have agreed weekly paining meetups so there should be plenty of movement in this section (and it is not as if I am short on variety)!
Well there you have it – my/our plans for 2017! Is there anything that you would like to see? If so, let me know!