Wednesday 1 January 2014

2014 - The Year Ahead

2014 kicks off and time to lay out my blog and hobby plans for the year ahead.

First things first though, which is a big thanks to everyone who Follows, who reads and most of all those who Comment on my blogs; all feedback is greatly appreciated.

Last year I planned to paint at least 48-50 minis and painted 63 (click for the summary post); good result. I actually painted a couple more as 'exchange' minis, but in hindsight, that could have been two more in to my total so no 'mini exchanges' for me in 2014 or possibly the next few years.

Last year I planned to post around 180 blog posts and hit 160. The year before was 158, so maybe that is around my natural rate of posting, around 3 per week across all 3 blogs.

So what does that mean for my blogging and hobby activity pans for the year ahead?

Painting minis and gaming is key. I'd like to paint at least 50 minis again. The reason why I have not upped that target is that I have nine months of a demanding course ahead of me on top of full-time work, so I need to be realistic. I think 50 is manageable amid that, although the target in an ideal world would be over 80 minis based on what I would like to have painted (ideal/unrealistic 2014 equals: 36+ Anima Tactics; 14+ Pulp City; 13+ MERCS; 7+ Malifaux; 5+ Batman Miniatures Game; 4+ Zombies; and 4+ Freebooters Fate).

Blogging will follow accordingly, so 150+ posts seems reasonable after the past couple of years.

If you Follow or read this blog, but not my others, it would be great if you could maybe take some time to check the others out:


  1. Congrats on beating your quota. Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff this coming year. Happy New Year!

  2. Congratulations on your very impressive output!

    1. Thanks Robert; I struggle with painting slumps at times so I was pretty pleased with the final total. :)

  3. That's some total, especially given the evident time and care you put into your painting. Keep it up.

    Can I put in a request fore few more of your awesome battle reports on Pulp Citizen? I'm a fan. :)

    1. Thanks for the kind words Keiron. :)

      On the Pulp City Battle Reports, we will see what we can do, but this year is going to be trickier than last because i am committed to a work-related course. I expect Hallowe'een Madness IV and Christmas Madness 2014 will appear, but anything else would be down to luck with timing. But you never know...