16 February 2016

[GS Review] - January

So, how is the 2016 campaign going? A slow start in January, it's fair to say, but February has already been better!

The overview:

The pictures:

My paltry two painted figures were both Citadel and both destined for my beastman band. First, an AD&D gnoll (one of the very few Citadel beastmen, or equivalent, with a bow), and then a Night Horrors imp who just refused to be anything other than electric blue all over. The yellow tassel on the gnoll's hat ties him in to the blue and/or yellow theme as my nod to it being a Tzeentch warband for RoC gaming.

The details:


  • £5.00 as part of a trade for some old Grenadier undead, including a chariot!

No goals completed.

CORE goals
  • finish painting a 24 point Undead warband
  • finish painting a 24 point Chaos Evil warband
  • finish painting a 24 point Dwarf warband
  • finish painting a 24 point Bretonnian Chivalric human warband
  • paint a 24 point Orc and goblin warband
  • finish my giant (finally!)
  • paint a zombie dragon (that'll be my Deadcember 2016 project, I hope)

No goals completed.

CORE goals
  • model and texture three 100cm by 50cm gaming boards
  • build some trees in scale (ish) with the figures (i.e 6-11 inches tall)
  • convert three chaos centaurs
  • model and texture a fourth gaming board
  • model and texture a fifth gaming
  • gamify the toy castle I bought last year

No goals completed as originally stated, but I have played two games of Dragon Rampant (one with miniatures, one with Lego) as well as one of X-Wing (I lost to the fraction-of-a-millimeter judgements of my sons in souped-up x-wings ripping my TIEs apart in an asteroid field), and two sessions of Swords & Wizardry.

CORE goals
  • play two games of Dragon Rampant with different forces
  • finish writing Knights' Quest
  • write an Oldhammer scenario involving Father Christmas (yes, seriously)
  • Play moar gamez!

Core goals are on target. I'm not sure I can claim they are completed unless I manage it for the whole year, but I'm going to colour them green anyway!

CORE goals
  • blog an average of one post every five days (i.e. six posts per month)
  • give a monthly update of how each of these goals are going
  • give a monthly update of how much I've painted, built, gamed, acquired, and spent
  • co-ordinate Deadcember 2016, along with a prize for the best contribution
  • take a group picture of what I paint each month using my lightbox
  • sort out proper galleries of my figures for this blog

How are you getting on with your goals for 2016?


  1. Rab this is hilarious! Do keep it up. LOL For me 2016 is going great on all fronts. Though my methods are not as concise as yours I do have some clear goals for the near future. Can't wait for the next geekstarter update. ;)

    1. I aim to entertain :)

      Fear not, February's edition is in progress, and I'm already up to 5 painted figures!