Sunday, 1 January 2017
2016 in review.
6mm Sci Fi
I am pleased with the progress of my 6mm Sci Fi project. I love the scale. I love the miniatures. I love the rules I have. The space and cost saving elements of this scale have dramatically increased my desire and ability to continue my hobby in a certain direction this year. If I were still trying to force out some buildings for 20mm WW2 gaming, I would be struggling. This year I have created many different miniatures for differing factions.
Worldbuilding is also something I have been doing more actively as I want something for my miniatures to fight over. I also want them to be people to care about and connect with. I have a couple of note books with sketches and ideas for different campaigns and story arcs for certain characters (Rhoro et al.).
This began in September. I have so far only painted a few German soldiers who remain unbased. I haven't really touched them since then, but I do hope to get them off the bench before Easter this year.
I have done nothing this year, save not putting them away in the attic with the house move. My intention is to take them to my new school and use them to help begin a wargaming club.
This used to be a large part of my life, but my gaming rig has not been switched on for 2.5 years. I just got it fixed and connected to the internet. As I type this I am upgrading to Windows 10 with the hope to get it working to game a little. For the past three Christmases I have loaded up various old games on my 8 year old laptop and played a little. It became a tradition almost. This year is the final year of that, because now I have space and a working gaming rig, I intend to play a few more "dad" games in the evenings when I don't have time to paint. "Dad" games are games I can dip in an out of. Games I can load up, shoot things for 20 minutes, then turn off. As such I will be making an appearance over on Planetside 2 and probably World of Tanks after a 3 or 4 year hiatus.
I had a large resurgence of this hobby over last Christmas. This year has been on the disappointing side. I intend to play more, but who knows if I will. I will be taking certain games (Pirates of the Spanish Main, Star Wars Miniatures, Star Wars Pocketmodels) to school to use for my wargaming club. Who knows when I will actually teach?
Overall I am happy with the time I have managed to devote to my hobbies this year. I just look forward to next year and will see where things go. I will make another post tomorrow about my plans for the coming year.