Irene asked me recently why I keep a list of books I have read, and, by extension, why I track miniatures games I've played and miniatures I have painted. Modern management theory suggests that if you don't measure something you can't manage it. I don't buy into the business theory of the week, but it does make some sense...
I ended up with my notebooks from 2009 through 2011 in my hands this morning, so I decided to tabulate my game and painting records from the past few years. I hadn't realized that 2010 had been such a bad year for painting.
This year has been pretty good, at least compared to other recent years, and I hope to have a few more things finished before the end of the year, so it should be better yet.
Last year was the year of the Kickstarter deals too good to pass up. When that stuff arrived this year, my backlog of unpainted miniatures went from being something reasonable to something frightening. Getting the painting numbers up in response has been good, but I don't really want to do the math and figure out how long it would take to paint everything.
I post a little about my ongoing projects, recent games, how I got to where I am, and where I'm going, as time away from the workbench, and a somewhat busy life, permits. I'll try to keep cooking and ballroom dance down to a minimum, but they do seem to take up a lot of time.
This is my really short, no explanation included, list of projects: 54mm Medieval Mayhem (skirmish), 54mm Buck Rogers, 40mm French and Indian War, 40mm NQSYW, 40mm French Revolution/Scarlet Pimpernel, 40mm Renaissance, 25mm Dark Ages (Saxons and Vikings), 25mm Darkest Africa, 25mm Fantasy, 1/72 scale Bronze Age, 1/72 scale 2nd Punic War, 1/72 scale fantasy (travel skirmish), 6mm Ancients (travel DBA), 6mm Fantasy (travel HotT), 6mm Spanish Civil War.