Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Direction for 2011

It is that time of year again. The time in which I sit down and try to imagine what I will be doing for the year ahead. This is generally a useless exercise but it is still fun. So without further ado here are the things that pop into my mind that I think will be fun projects:

Lord of the Rings: SBG - With the Gathering in the Desert coming up towards the end of February I really need to get moving on this. I need to finish a few mounted models for my Rohan army. I need to paint up about 24 dismounted figures. I have also committed to doing some terrain for the event. After that I think I will be working on a new Dwarf army.

Legends of the Old West - I had a blast the few times I played last year and I would love to get in some more games. After watching the Wild Bunch the other day I have been thinking about some Mexican Expedition games. Old Glory makes a nice selection of US Army and Mexicans for this period.

Legends of the High Seas - I am not thinking about Pirates but I have been wanting to do some French and Indian War skirmish and these are the perfect rules for this. I love the Conquest figures for the period and I am dying for a reason to buy some.

Black Powder - Work continues on the ACW collection and hopefully some games will be happening soon. I can't wait to see what periods they expand the game into this year. Almost any supplement for this game is likely to get me working on a new project.

Flames of War - I have a lot of plans for this game in 2011. First off I am planning on participating in my first FoW tournament/event this year. I will be working to complete my mid war Fallschirmjager company and I have plans for an early war French force. On top of all that I have a later war German force to paint as a commission. I need to do more terrain for North Africa and Italy. There is lots going on with this one.

Warhammer 40K - This year should see the completion of the Orks. Other than that, and playing some games, I have no major plans so far.

Other Games - I will be keeping an eye out for a good Ancients game. I am hoping the new rules from Warlord will fill this slot. I have no real thoughts on 28mm WW2 at the moment. The search for rules will continue. Warhammer Fantasy Battle has dropped off the radar and the army may go. Time will tell on that one.

That is all I can think of now. It will be interesting to see which of these ideas generates a spark. We'll see in December I guess.