Friday, 4 January 2019

2018 Review and future plans

Firstly a belated Happy New Year to you all. Can't believe It's been 2 months since I've posted. I put that down to preparing for both Christmas and the unexpected loss of a close friend. I've still been reading folks' blogs.

So what did I paint last year. Quite pleased with the numbers despite a slow start.


1/200 Aircraft - 19
15mm Artillery - 9
15mm Foot figures - 376
15mm Mounted figures - 270
15mm Vehicles - 13
28mm Artillery - 1
28mm Foot figures - 92
28mm Monster - 4
28mm Mounted figures - 7

Total - 791

The numbers are down on last year but now a lot of my spare time is spent walking the family dog. Again my main focus was 15mm scale. I added more troops to the Great Northern War project, Swedes and Russians. I also made significant progress on a Ottoman Turk army.

In 28mm scale I added a few more figures to my Austrians for Sharp Practice. The rest were mainly sci-fi and fantasy. Expanding my Space Orks for Rogue Trader and Goblins and Elves for Dragon Rampant.

I did pick up a couple of new games this year, What a Tanker and Blood Red Skies. Both enjoyable and perfect for a club night.

I only managed 1 large Historical re-fight. Fighting both the first and second days of Gettysburg up at Micks using his own homespun rules.

I was also lucky enough to take a trip to Europe where I got to visit a number of Battlefields for both the War of Spanish Succession and Franco- Prussian War. My favourite being Blenhiem. I know this trip has inspire me to re-fight the big 4 WSS battles asap.

So plans for 2019. I want to finish my Ottoman Turk army and expand both the Danish and Russian GNW armies. This will help to reduce the lead pile.

Both Dragon Rampant and Rogue Stars are popular at the club and will see me add a couple more team and start a Angmar themed army. After that I'll see what inspires me.

Keep blogging folks


Francis Lee said...

Good numbers for 2018 and hope you have an even better 2019 Neil!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Good to see you back and your 2018 painting counts are really good!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Fran. All the best for 2019

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Jonathan.

Ray Rousell said...

The numbers may well be down, but that's still bloody good going.

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Ray. Still feel slightly disappointed as seem on a downward spiral last couple of years for numbers

Phil said...

Very productive Neil...keep up the great work on 2019!

Neil Scott said...

I'll try Phil