At the start of 2011 I pledged to do 2 NEW Armies or Game Systems, I failed I did 4!!! And so the final project has spilled over in to 2012!
Every year since I left Games Workshop as a Store Manager I set myself a New Years Hobby Resolution. In 2011 my Hobby Resolution was to try out new Armies or new Games Systems (as I had played pretty much Warhammer & Warhammer 40,000 solid for 20 years) and so I set about choosing. I decided on 2 new Games Systems rather than Armies and my rules to follow were:
- I MUST Buy the models
- I MUST Build the models
- I MUST Paint the models
- I MUST Play with the models
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY -
- These 2 new Games Systems/Armies combined MUST cost less than investing in 1 Games Workshop Game System for the very first time!
So the Games Systems I decided on were:
- Dystopian Wars by Spartan Games – A 1:1200 scale SteamPunk Victoriana Naval Game.
My Choice for SoTR 1949 was easy, it was going to be British (more about this in my other post)
My choice for Dystopian Wars was as well, it was going to be the Prussian Empire!!!!
The Resolution seemed brilliant, on paper……as I came to find out!! What I hadn’t thought about was my friends introducing me to another game system during the year….. this happened with the mighty Malifaux, a game I emmersed myself in completely buying 3 crews and building and painting them and then playing with them……even going to a Tournament, which is unheard of for me!!! (more about my forray into this game can be found elsewhere!)
So back on track with my original plan for Secrets of the third….oh whats this Warmachine you say oh go on then…. yep you guessed it, it happened again this time with Warmachine & Hordes for which i started a Menoth Army!!!
BY THIS TIME HALF THE YEAR HAD PASSED BY WITH ME BUYING, BUILDING AND PLAYING WITH 2 NEW GAME SYSTEMS…BUT NOT THE 2 I HAD PLANNED TO DO!!!!
So there was no better way for me to get back on track than to throw myself into a buying, building, painting and playing frenzy all driven by the need to get them ready for the UK SoTR 1949 Grand Tournament in October.
This left me 2 months of 2011 to get buying, building and painting my way through a Prussian Empire Fleet for Dystopian Wars. The late arrival of me to this game system in the year and the fact that it was the build up to Christmas and the Fabled Portal Wargaming Christmas Party didn’t give me any gaming time and so I felt it only fair that I play some games of it in the first Few Months of 2012! And this is where I find myself at the moment, playing the Wonderful Dystopian Wars with my new Prussian Empire Naval Fleet!!