Monday, 3 January 2011

Targets for 2011

I didn't even come close to meeting any of the targets I made for 2010. This was because I had nowhere near as much time as I thought I'd have. My workload at University dramatically increased and then a full time job in London over my summer holidays meant I went for four months without picking up a brush. This year will be little different but I have a few smaller projects I hope to complete and here they are:

Ambush Alley - this exciting project has recently been featured on my Black Powder blog and has been something I've been working on in the last week or two. Because of the small number of figures required for the project, it's the kind of thing I can see being completed over the next year. It's also 15mm so if it goes well, it will open a whole world of opportunities for other periods including WWII and the ACW.

Secondary Projects:
Romans - I've just realised that a 1500pt WAB army is primed and just waiting to be painted so there's no excuse not to get atleast some of this painted in the next year.

Spartans - I've long preferred the exploits of the Greeks to the Romans since I was a kid and I'd love to start my small Spartan army that I've been threatening to do for a year or two now.

On hold:
Crusades - this small project may well make an appearance sooner or later on this blog. It's part completed but as I'm painting it using the convention layering system rather than the dipping technique, it's very time consuming.

English Civil War - not sure why I haven't progressed with this but I have two armies that just need painting!

American War of Independence - this is such a massive project that I foresee it taking many years to complete and requires more of my time than I can currently give it. There's no way I would consider abandoning it altogether as I've invested so much time and money into it and my passion for this period in history makes me want to keep returning to it.

British intervention in the Sudan - currently thinking of giving up this project as I don't have many figures for it so it wouldn't hurt too much if I sold them and re-bought them some time in the future


Paul´s Bods said...

All your future projects sound interesting...for me especially the crusades one.

jmilesr said...

An ambitious list - I am also thinking about either the American War for Independence or the war of 1812

Monty said...

I am a notoriously slow painter, however, I managed to build a 15mm Ambush Alley game (which is great fun) from scratch last year with all the necessary buildings etc, so take heart from this at least; I look forward to seeing your updates, Consul, mate, as always.
Best wishes,