You can see my 2015 year in review here. If you are interested in last year's goals, you can see them here. In 2015 I set personal bests for the number of models I painted 89 models and played 52 games in total. I don't think I can best those totals this year as my focus is changing somewhat.
Goal 1: 4 demo games
2 years ago I moved to a fairly small town (30,000 people). I haven't yet found any regular opponents for miniatures games. Lately though, there have been some interesting developments. I've joined a boardgame meetup group that is rapidly growing and have been introducing some people to X-wing. I've also been playing some Malifaux and X-wing with another gaming group in a nearby (by Canadian standards, a 1 hour drive away) town. My first goal for 2016 is to hold 4 demonstration games for new players. It could be Malifaux or X-wing or Flames of War. I want to play 4 or more games expressly with the goal of introducing new players to the game.
Goal 2: Play tournaments/events in 3 different games, systems, or eras
Last year I entered an X-wing tournament in November and thoroughly enjoyed myself. There aren't too many events in the local area so I want to take advantage of the ones that there are and expand my gaming repertoire. My goal is to play in events in three different games in 2016. At the moment, I envision this being Flames of War, Malifaux, and X-wing tournaments.
Goal 3: Enter two painting competitions
In 2016 I entered a painting contest at Attack-X. I entered models in 4 different categories. In 2016 I want to push myself to enter at least two competitions (not including just tournament Flames of War painting contests). I found that painting competition display pieces really pushed me to improve my painting skills. I'd like to push myself to complete some good competition pieces for 28-32mm scale competitions. Any ideas for a five model Malifaux box set to paint for a competition?
Goal 4: Soviet tank company in 6mm
With the recent interest in Cold War gaming, I have purchased some 6mm Soviet tanks. I'd like to get these painted and on the table in short order. They are 6mm. How hard can they be? :-P
Goal 5: Paint 10 models for 3 different games or scales
I want to increase the diversity in my painting by painting at least 10 models in 3 different games or scales. For example, at the moment I envision myself painting 10 Flames of War models, 10 6mm models, and 10 Malifaux models. This could change though.
Goal 6: Finish the year with 0 unpainted Malifaux models
You'll notice I have ommitted "buy nothing" goals this year. This is purely in the interests of saving the Canadian economy and bringing our dollar back to par with the American dollar. I don't want to create a Malifaux pile of plastic doom. I bought 2 Malifaux boxes around 4 years ago and haven't finished them yet. This year I painted lots of Arcanist models. I'd like to catch up on the small Malifaux backlog and paint the rest of the little bits and pieces I have sitting around. I'd also like to paint another master or two (Collette probably).
|Seamus has some Belles that need a little more paint.|
Goal 7: Play 40 games
What's the point of painting all of these models if I don't play with them? I'm counting everything here. Flames of War, Malifaux, X-wing, board games, and cribbage and scrabble with my wife. I may not have the time for 40 Flames of War games this year but I would like to continue playing a range of different games throughout the year.
Well, there are my goals for 2016. Every year I think I make very attainable goals and every year I realize I have failed miserably at sticking to my goals when I do my recap at the end of the year. What do you think, will I achieve my goals this year? Have you set any hobby goals yourself? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below.