2015: Year in Review

How Did I Do in 2015?

My stated goals for 2015 were to:

Build more Terrain
Mixed results on this account! I did manage to build an enormous cloth-and-caulk terrain mat for the desert, and created a few BUA bases for Spearhead, but that’s about it! I have a half-finished 28mm old west Pony Express station sitting on top of a shelf somewhere, but I can’t really count that, can I?

Projects: 15mm Union ACW, 15mm AWI British, and 28mm Napoleonic
While I’ve made some progress on the Nappy skirmish stuff, I painted not one stroke of Union blue, and only completed one unit of British for the AWI project. Instead, I’ve puttered around with 15mm WWII, 1/285 WWII, and now 15mm Napoleonics! Ridiculous.

Develop a Budget for Wargaming
I didn’t do very well on this score for the first half of 2015, but since fall I’ve been doing much better. I’m trying to keep things to under $40/month, which is about what it costs to buy one 15mm battalion sized unit in most of the 19th and 18th century rules sets I’m interested in. That’s about all I can paint in a month, so it seems a good number. I’ll try to carry this forward into 2016.


Games Played

  • 2 games of Jim Day’s Panzer set in the Western Desert theater of WWII.
  • 1 game of This Very Ground (at Recruits)
  • 5 games of Regimental Fire and Fury
  • 1 game of Neil Thomas’s ACW rules
  • 2 games of Napoleon’s Battles.

Let’s see. That’s 11 games in a year. Almost once a month. Eh. I’d like to be doing more in 2016!


Goals for 2016

My focus will be on getting a playable 15mm Napoleonics force for Sam Mustafa’s Lasalle. I’ve already made some progress on this front, and just need to keep up the momentum.

Keep up the budget. $40/month! I can do it!

Have more fun. I tend to be super competitive, which can get in the way of having fun (especially when losing). I’d like to chillax on this front.

That’s it. Simple goals for a simple man. Below are random pictures from the year’s gaming….



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  • General Whiskers  On 12/30/2015 at 10:46 am

    A good year’s gaming, but I agree with your idea of setting a budget.

    • arkiegamer  On 12/30/2015 at 10:48 am

      Thanks. I’m thinking holding to a budget might help with my chronic case of Gamer Attention Deficit Disorder.

  • The model warrior  On 12/30/2015 at 3:31 pm

    Budget only work as long as you don’t attend any shows and avoid the word sale😳

    • arkiegamer  On 12/30/2015 at 3:57 pm

      I’m pretty good at avoiding sales, but the budget does go out the window at the one show I go to each year.

  • Frank  On 12/30/2015 at 7:20 pm

    “That’s 11 games in a year. Almost once a month. Eh. I’d like to be doing more in 2016!” I’m here to help in any way possible, Tim! Happy New Year!

  • tinpotrevolutionary  On 01/01/2016 at 1:57 pm

    Very interesting round-up Mr. Arkie! Here’s to a new year of gaming goodness!

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