Welcome to DAVE DOCHERTY. Dave is the talent behind the blog "A Town Named Serenity" which has some excellent Old West figures. He also runs a second blog, One Man and His Brushes that showcases his other painting and hobby interests. I am following both. Great stuff.
Decisions and Directions
Well now that 2013 is coming to a close, I started to reflect on what did I manage to do. Well the big item was publishing In the Name of Roma. I was very happy to complete that. It got great reviews which really pleased me. I did get in a few games this year but not as many as I wanted. I finished painting my Dux Britaniarrum figures for both Saxons and Romano-British. I still need some extras for both sides. Especially some Cavalry for the Romano-British. Seems strange that I only have Saxon Cavalry.
I started several project and actually completed some. The ITNOR forced me to finish my Italians and Soviets for the Eastern Front. Both were long languishing projects. I started painting up some Cowboys but only painted a few. I began both a Zulu Wars project and a Early Imperial Roman project but that is just getting off the ground. I got to participate in the Chain of Command playtest. All of which was a pretty good year.
What to do in 2014? Well, I really want to finish up the Zulu War project in the first quarter of the year. I have my eyes on a number of scenarios to write for this and I am rapidly gathering some miniatures together to pull this off. I decided that 10mm was the way to go for this project. Some parts of me wonder if I could go even smaller scale to some degree but 10mm it is.
I want to get the Roman project going by Mid year. I think that will be a fun project to work on. I have just placed an order for some ready built palisade fencing and ditch works from The Baggage Train as I am far to lazy to attempt the ambitious project that Giric's Saga is doing. I was going to attempt to follow in his path until I realized that I am a terrible scratch builder. I would love to do some projects but I just lack the talent.
In reflection, 2013 has been a good year hobby wise. Here's hoping 2014 is even better.