Thursday, 26 January 2012

Projects for 2012

Finally I've decided on my projects for 2012. I'm probably not alone in having a big list of ideas I'd like to get done some day, but these are the projects I'm going to concentrate on for the coming year. They are prioritized according to the aspects in the previous post.

SAGA
I'm going to finish my two 4 points warbands, vikings and anglo-danish. Originally I thought about doing some more terrain, and also custom made Fatigue markers, but these will have to wait until I've actually played the game. If it's as fun as I hope, then all these will eventually be done along with the additional troops to bring both warbands up to 6 points. But not before the next project is finished.

Old West
I took advantage of Foundry's clearance sale: All their books were 50% off and shipping was free (normally their shipping charges are ridiculous to say the least). Looking in the books section I found the Rules with No Name Mega Starter Set – rulebook, 13 models, brushes (not that I need them) and 12 "paint packs" (36 pots in total). I worked out that the paints alone would cost me more than the mega deal (yes, even if I bought them from the excellent Caliver Books). Well, that's a deal if I ever saw one.

So the next project, after the SAGA 4 points warbands are done, is two posses for Legends of the Old West: Lawmen and outlaws. This will be a fairly quick one, as I only need to paint six models each for the posses. Now, the terrain though, that's an entirely different matter ...

Basic Impetus
My Wars of the Roses projects trudges on, gaining and losing steam on an irregular basis. To get the damn thing finished at last, I've decided I will do a complete "type" (eg billmen, bowmen) in-between each project as well as in-between each "team" for the projects. That way I will have the entire project done during the year.

Three smallish projects should keep me well occupied for 2012 considering my usual speed! But in the unlikely event I need something more, here are the bonus projects:

Pulp
I ran a three part mini campaign for some friends a couple of years back using the splendid 45 Adventure rules. Now, it wasn't the best or most imaginative scenarios but we had fun nevertheless. I've been itching to do something with the player characters developed for the scenarios. Perhaps a mystery in the jungle will pique Ms Roundtree's and Professor Wolcott's interests? Or an excavation in the desert, or something in the Antarctic, or ... Too many idead, too little time.

The Smoke
This is my secret steampunk skirmish project I've been thinking about for some years. Not decided on rules yet, but possibly 45 Adventure or some tweaked Legends of X. I recently learned of Westwind's Empire of the Dead, which looks as if it will give me some ideas. 

Well, there you have it: My plans for 2012. Now for the hard part – sticking to them!

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