Sunday, December 29, 2013

Another Welcome, Decisions and Directions

Welcome
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.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks. Funny I thought I already was a follower , but when I checked I was not, always a pleasure to catch up on here.

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  2. I look forward to seeing the zulus grow have a great year

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    1. Thanks. They are undercoated and waiting for me to stop being distracted by my WWII Italians.

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  3. Good luck on new projects, Chris.
    I plan on finishing my 15mm War of Jenkins Ear. And I guess I am biting the bullet and getting some 20mm minis for CoC. Brian has some Japs already so I'm getting some Australians. Brookhurst had a SHQ half price sale so I also got a M3A1 Honey and Matilda II. Now I need a 100 or so coconut palms for a proper plantation

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    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the War of Jenkin's Ear. 20mm! That is a jump in scale for you.

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  4. Good luck on new projects, Chris.
    I plan on finishing my 15mm War of Jenkins Ear. And I guess I am biting the bullet and getting some 20mm minis for CoC. Brian has some Japs already so I'm getting some Australians. Brookhurst had a SHQ half price sale so I also got a M3A1 Honey and Matilda II. Now I need a 100 or so coconut palms for a proper plantation

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