Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 -> 2010

2009 

In general, 2009 went by far, far too quickly.

I found a set of gaming resolutions I'd written up back in December, 2008:
  • Finish! Finish my Skaven army.  Work on a few Dark Angels.  Return to painting Tau.
  • Paint! Get 2500 points worth of Tyranids painted.
  • Compete!  I'm doing the Baltimore Grand Tournament again this year.  I'll shoot to win three of my games there, instead of the two in 2008.
Results:
  • Finish! - HAHAHAHAHAHA.  Not even close
  • Paint! - I abandoned the Tyranid army midyear.  Lost interest, and sold off the minis.
  • Compete! - Again, not even close.  I did two tournaments this year, total: the Fantasy Escalation League early in the year and Dragon Wars.  That's it.  Not getting to the Baltimore GT isn't really my fault, though.
I started out the year playing Fantasy with Skaven.  Slid into War of the Ring with Fallen Realms for a few months then back home to 40K with Chaos Daemons.  Finally, back to Fantasy with the new Skaven book.

Did a lot of painting: Skaven, Harad, Skaven... but never got anything really completed.  That's a shame.

Some notable accomplishments:
  • I was a Golden Daemon Finalist at Baltimore Games Day 2008, with my Deathwing Techmarine.  I'm quite proud of that.
  • I started up this blog.  First post was April 1.  Since then, I've done something like 85 posts, and have some number of readers (19 followers, 23 in Google Reader: not sure what the overlap is).  This has given me a lot of motivation to paint, which is never a bad thing.
2010

You know, last year's goals (in general) are pretty solid.  Let's stick with them!
  • Finish! Finish stuff.  I need to try to close the door on a project before opening the door to a new one.  Let's start this off by finishing off my Khornate Daemons.
  • Paint! Yep, pretty much.  I need to set more tangible goals and work towards them.  Since Bill posted about them, I'm going to check out the Lone Pilgrim points scheme.
  • Compete!  Do some tournaments.  Organize and participate in.  I had a lot more fun a-tournamenting with 40K in 2008 than I did meandering from game to game in 2009.


On a related note: somewhat unexpectedly (the voting made it clear aways out, but I found the votes unexpected), I was elected to the Iron Fist League council for 2010 as one of the two members representing Game Parlor Chantilly.

This is really just further motivation to get out and be more involved with tournaments: locally and regionally.

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on the Chantilly win, though it means I expect you to spearhead the return of 40K to GPC, even if not on Tuesday nights... ;) Getting stuff done is a good thing. Personally I am not a fan of Lone Pilgrims system as it is a bit subjective and if all you do is paint a few superheavies over the course of the year you can still come out looking like you painted a lot.

    Personally I am keeping track of finished models, finished Terrain, models bought, models sold, and games played this year. So a model is worth the same amount no matter the size.

    Best of luck with your goals in 2010. Also you owe me a 40K game. Don't ask me why, you just do.

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  2. I figure Superheavies involve a lot of work to build and paint, and merit the points. (Having yet to successfully complete one.)

    The more granular data tracking is professionally very interesting. I think I'm going to try to do the same (in addition to the LP painting score). Hopefully, I can keep up with it since I'm trying extremely hard to not acquire any new miniatures until I've finished the 1750/1850 points worth of Khornination. We'll see how long that lasts. :)

    I'm sure we can get in a game, though from now until late-ish January is not a good time for pretty much anything but heartburn.

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