Tuesday, June 30, 2020

June 2020 and mid-year review

Half way through a crazy year. Have kept up my painting, got in some games, and blew the budget!
A key component was painting at least 15 minutes (often much more) every day in June.

Plans for 2020
1- Focus on Slaughterloo: target is at least 600 figures
---On target
2- Start Albedo once the range is more filled out...will take about 4 months to paint the figures
---On hold...focusing on #1
3- Attend Historicon
---Cancelled! very disappointed.
4- Keep spending to <$1800 total... I can do it!
---Major fail
5- 15mm fantasy if I get into a slump
---No slump yet

Played two games of Pulp Alley...fantastic set of rules.

On the painting front, very nice progress. I can now play the next battle in my FOB3 Slaughterloo Campaign.

The Goblin Army of Al-Gharvey:
7 leader bases
1 Artillery
3 Cavalry
4 Infantry

140 points! I know I can't keep up this pace.
YTD: 529 point

2 x Pulp Alley

$170 on FOB3 base markers and more storage!
$ 3140 YTD

Project Update

Slaughterloo: In progress

---Last Painted: Jun, 2020
---Last Gamed: Feb, 2020...game on the table

Pulp Alley: Will have some bleed over with the AVBCW figures. No major additions needed. I will continue to collect all of the Pulp Alley cards and scenarios.

---Last Painted: Dec, 2017
---Last Gamed: Jun, 2020

Fantasy 15mm: Large number of figures on hand to be painted.

---Last Painted: Jul, 2019
---Last Gamed: Jan, 2020

A Very British Civil War: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2019
---Last Gamed: May, 2020

Kingdom of Katzenstein: My 15mm "Napoleonic" imagi-nation. This is the project that got me started in November 2008.  I will continue to add a unit every now and then.
---Last Painted: Dec, 2018
---Last Gamed: Dec, 2011

Albedo Anthropomorphics: Not Started

---Last Painted: 
---Last Gamed:

6mm Sci-fi: Phase I complete.
---Last Painted: May, 2018
---Last Gamed: Apr, 2018

Zombies: Phase I complete.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2018
---Last Gamed: Oct, 2018 

Wooden Warriors: I don't plan to continue this project
---Last Painted: Jun, 2018
---Last Gamed: Jun, 2018

28mm Fantasy: Phase I complete. Plenty of plastic kits on hand.
---Last Painted: Oct, 2019
---Last Gamed: Oct, 2019

Splintered Lands Animals: No planned additions. 
---Last Painted: Dec, 2011
---Last Gamed: Feb, 2013

World War Two 15mm: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jan, 2013
---Last Gamed: Jul, 2014

Sci-fi 15mm:  No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jun, 2013
---Last Gamed: Jan, 2019

WW2 Air Combat: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Apr, 2013
---Last Gamed: Apr, 2013

Starmada Space Ships: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jun, 2011
---Last Gamed: Feb, 2013

15mm Pirates: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: May, 2016
---Last Gamed: Not yet

Long Term Plans at the Ten Year Mark---now year #11.5
1) Finish the AVBCW project in 2019---DONE
2) Fill in the final parts of the 6mm sci-fi project
3) Decide if I want to add any wooden warriors and zombies---CHANGE OF PLANS
4) Continue the 15mm fantasy project...tons of lead on hand. This is my open ended opus project
5) Start the Slaughterloo project with the massive amount of Alternative Armies figures I bought this year on a very expensive whim.---IN PROGRESS
6) Game more---IN PROGRESS
7) Attend more conventions...this will be a major goal once I retire.
8) Keep spending in check---NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
9) Don't start any new projects---FAILED 
10) Add to the terrain collection---IN PROGRESS

1 comment:

  1. Can't say that I "get" Slaughterloo at all, but the figures and table look super regardless! It has certainly spurred your painting productivity (and emptied your wallet!
    I am very disapointed about Historicon too, but the handwriting was on the wall by April. My guess is that 2021 is a 50/50 shot at best.
    Between myself, Tim Couper, Jeff Grein, and Jared Fishman, we had quite a line up plan. I've been playing many Zoom FoB3 Wars of the Roses playtest games with Tim, and Have a TTS! Zoom game with Jared Monday AM.
    I am off all next week (Ex Historicon). Any interest in Zoom gaming?