Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Looking forwards to 2013

2012 is gone and it was a pretty lackluster hobby year for me. I only played a handful of games and only completed eight projects for the year. In retrospect, it seems like I was unfocused and just spent the year drifting between projects with no real desire to accomplish anything. This has become aparent to me while looking back through my posts for the year. My total post count for the year is 30, down from 83 in 2011 and 104 in 2010.

Looking forwards into 2013, I feel more positive.

I think a lot of this has to do with the release of the new Dark Angels codex and all the new DA kits in less than a week now. Dark Angels will pretty much dominate my hobby time for the foreseeable future, but more on that later.

The 40k Fight Club is hosting another annual Hobby Challenge this year, which now includes rules for building units instead of just painting them. I will be participating.

I am going to try to focus on playing more 40k and WHFB games this year, and being more active in my local hobby club. I am also looking forward to playing some new games this year, like Dreadball, X-Wing and Dreadfleet, and well as breaking out some older games, like Talisman and Space Hulk.

One thing I am not looking forward to this year is cleaning up my Warhammer collection. I have been playing Warhammer (both 40k and WHFB) on and off for twenty-five years and I have built up quite an extensive collection; all in various stages of assembly and painting. I think the size of my collection is starting to weigh on me and that was one of my biggest problems in 2012. With Dark Angels coming out, my collection is only going to get bigger, so it is probably time to 'thin the herd' as some might say.

Here is to a great 2013!

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