I must say 2016 started out with my first lost against Tim in Bolt Action. On the up side I finished my German army and to me that was the best win. My goal in December was to clear off all the models on my work bench I started in 2015 and I did.
So what is on the agenda for 2016......
Saga was big for me in 2015 and it will continue to be played in 2016. I painted up a complete 6 point Vicing army and stated a second one. I also built a small village of 4Ground terrain and purchased the Great Hall. I plan to have the Great Hall built and on the table, it is an amazing model kit. I picked up Crescent and the Cross and started to purchase Fire Forge Templar Knights. My goal with these model is to make movement trays for them so I can use them for King of War. My friend Rob is doing the same thing with his Vikings and it is a great way to paint one army for two games. This will be the army I am going to focus on this year. I want to learn some new painting skills and develop better painting habits to increase my speed and quality.
Spartan Games: I jumped all over Spartan Games in 2015 and painted up a few different fleets for Halo and Firestorm Armada. I plan to continue to paint up my collection and want to get these games on the table more in 2016. I also want to start work on my Planet Fall and Dystopian war collection.
Cons and Con-Games: In 2015 I went to RinCon, a small gaming convention in Tuscon Az. It was fun and I had a blast. I plan to return this year and attend a few others in the local area. The local conventions are small and not really for miniature games. So I started work on taking board games and making them better with using miniatures. My first project is Thunder Alley and using Matchbox cars. I have already built the board and based up the cars. I need to finish painting the board and it will be ready for the table. If I am going to a conventions I want to play games in a way that make them epic and not just another board game.
Airbrush: For Christmas in 2014 my wife purchased me an airbrush and compressor. My intentions were to learn how to use it and it didn't happen. I messed around with it a little but didn't really take the time to learn how to use it. Well this year I still have those same intentions. I purchased form Gundam models to build and paint using my airbrush. The game shop that I play at hired a guy and he is hosting classes to teach people how to paint and using an airbrush. I will take a few of his classes and see what I can do. Fingers crossed lets see what happens.
2015 I set out to just find some games that I enjoy playing and could have fun playing. I found one game that I really like and a few more that have sparked my interest that I have not played yet. This year I want to focus on these games building my collection and teaching others how to play them. I have a feeling it is going to an exciting year for gaming and the gaming industry this year. I will just end this review by saying............Blood Bowl.