Saturday, March 31, 2012

How are you doing with your 2012 goals?

A lot of us started 2012 bright-eyed and full of wonder and anticipation. Giddy with the blank slate ahead of us, we made all sorts of promises to ourselves (aka goals)- some realistic and some pie-in-the-sky.

Well, here we are, 25% of the year is gone and it's time to assess how we're doing before it gets too late to do anything about it. 
2012 Goals Recap

I had 3 main goals that I posted about back in December:
  • Weekly painting/terrain making/scenery construction/etc.
  • Monthly solo gaming
  • 100 posts to this blog
 and three bigger projects I hoped to complete:
  • 1/72 WWII Pacific Island Assault
  • 54mm 1/72 Morschauser Horse and Musket
  • 2mm Napoleonics

Overall I feel pretty good about my progress - my imagi-nation campaign on the fictitious island of Helvetica has provided more than ample fodder for contemplating rules, campaign and solo mechanisms and constructing terrain and scenery.

I've fought a number of solo battles - both for my campaign and one-offs.

I've also squeezed in a decent amount of painting  including 48 figures for the 1/72 WWII Pacific Island Assault.

And of course, all of the above has provided me with blog posts to the tune of 40% of my 100 post goal.


I may not attempt the 2mm project this year. It's tempting for playing games in limited space at work, but the Morschauser project featuring the Great Northern War is going to require substantial painting effort - 8 boxes of figures in total. Never mind that the USMC and armor for the Pacific Theater have yet to be started (I don't even own the armor yet!).

April's Goals
  • Prepare, prime and start painting the USMC - I'd like at least 15-20 done, with an eye towards finishing them by the end of May
  • Game at least 1x
  • Write 2 entries a week.

So, how are you doing with your goals?

Pumpkin wants to know.


  1. Honestly, Pumpkin, I'm way behind on my Warring States project. Testing on the supposedly historically accurate unit formations has been a disaster. Clearly, I was too literal about the shapes. I had hoped to be up to creating the fictional nations, background history, and campaign map by now, but that's looking like it won't happen for a couple of weeks.

  2. Hey JF, I think your presentation of the 9Qs and use of Rory's Story Cubes more than gets you a pass for the first quarter of the year!