Following some banter of Twitter yesterday, I thought I’d put together a quick post about one of my resolutions for 2015.
As you know, I’ve spent some time in the last few months sorting through my miniatures and boardgame collections, with the aims of:
- Reducing the amount of space my collection takes up in the house
- Bringing some sanity and reality to my collection – what am I realistically going to have time to build/paint and play in the foreseeable future?
As a result of this, a number of projects have been shelved and I’m currently selling quite a few items that I’ve collected over the years.
So, what does this mean for 2015?
The plan is to concentrate on several existing projects, finally get some figures painted and play lots more games.
Since I’m clearing out my hobby excesses, the last thing I really want to be doing is buying more stuff to replace it, so my plan is to paint and play with existing models, rather than buy anything new this year.
There are potentially a couple of exceptions to this:
- I am allowed to buy figures that will complete armies that I already have (for example, I have just bought some 15mm US and German minis to finish my forces for Chain of Command/IABSM)
- I’m allowed to buy expansions for existing board games (such as the new Prussian Army box for Commands & Colors: Napoleonics)
However, starting a new project is not really allowed.
There are a couple of areas in which I am ‘challenged’. Too Fat Lardies are planning to release two sets of rules this year: Fighting Season (Modern Chain of Command) and a subsequent Sci-Fi conversion for these rules (name as yet unknown)
Whilst I have modern forces in 40mm, I don’t have enough for a full British or US Platoon, and since HLBS moderns are now OOP, I am seriously considering switching scale to 20mm for this period. So not a new period, but a new scale. However, it’s a complete switch of one model collection for another…
Secondly, I already have several sci-fi forces with which I could play SFCoC (although these need painting, naturally!) and would be looking to round out at least one of these (Hasslefree Miniatures Grymm) – which is allowed. However, I have been promising myself that I would get the Heavy Infantry and Kolony Militia from Pig Iron Productions for the longest time, and these new rules will provide the best excuse yet for buying a platoon of each (especially as both have a great selection of specialist and support weapons). But this breaches my resolution 😦
I suspect that I will end up buying the Pig Iron troops (once the basic squads come back into stock) and potentially leave the moderns until next year (depending upon how well ‘The Pledge’ goes this year)
How long will this last? Err…