I thought it might be useful to put thoughts to blog as I try and have a think about what I want to accomplish with my hobby in 2017.
So the trick is, how to make an actionable list of things I want to accomplish?
Promote Oldhammer in the New World
Ok. I want to see more people playing Oldhammer. Painting and collecting are all fine and dandy, but I think where Oldhammer really pays off is in playing and the camaraderie that ensues. I also want to play more myself so encouraging others may lead to more opportunities for me.
Aside from attending the next Oldhammer USA event I'm going to be investigating existing conventions that I can go to and surreptitiously meetup and play Oldhammer. Last year Airborne and Bulldog went to Historicon and met up with Kronos for his massive Space Hulk game. Rusty and Blake met up with Orclord for a massive Warmaster 28 game at Adepticon so I know there are things like this happening. So if you know of a Con that's worth going to, let me know.
I will also continue to put out the zine once a quarter. For now it is fun and people seem to like it, so I'll go with it.
I may look into more ways to promote Oldhammer on social media.
Painting my frigging figures
I spent way more time acquiring than painting in 2016, so I need to get on this. Part of the problem is getting excited by new games, figures, projects but not following through.
Catalog the mountain and painted figs. Maybe everything painted is a place to start. I'm also going to return to the painting desk by painting upthe figures I owe Curt and David B from last years painting challenge so I can be free and clear to focus on my own stuff without guilt.
Build more Terrain
For how long I've been in the hobby I have a real dearth of terrain. I need to remedy that.
Finish up all the various trees, rocks and hills I started over the years but never finished. Build the paper models I've been purchasing and work on terrain weekly as opposed to semi annually.
Just generally game more
I've let being tired and disorganized get in the way of just pulling out games and figures and having fun.
Have a tidy up and then make time for quick gaming sessions with my family. I'm also going to try and get more involved at local games stores to see if there are other like minded individuals.
Perhaps still a little broad strokes, but I think there is something I can drill down into. Perhaps I should have written this out on paper rather than type a stream of consciousness on the blog. But why change my style now?
Anyway hope your projects are coming along and that you achieve most, if not all of what you wanted to in 2017.