The Blog of Michael T. Murphy and his lifelong obsession with "little army men" and their imaginary glory, miniature wargaming, and other things...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My 2013 Project List...

Okay so this is post #2 in this years blog entries and I have already tied the total post count for 2012.
Sad huh?

One of the things about gamer's (especially us poor misaligned confused mini gamers) is that we need to have some sort of outline or list of projects that we need to do for the year. Like the "Code of Piracy" it's going to be more of a "guidelines" tell the truth, it's more like it's going to be written, planned, re-written and editted, and finalized and then as our fickle minds change, it's going to be changed or ignored altogether, and then at the end of the year when we are looking around at half a dozen (or more) half completed projects, we are going to wonder "But I made a list!!! What happened?"

So here is my Project list for 2013: (and I am trying to be as realistic as possible.)


  1. Finish the Bongolesian Presidential Palace.  This thing has been in a state of flux since 2009...driving me crazy.
  2. Finish the Airport
  3. Finish the Harbor
  4. Finish a couple of generic "Govt. Buildings".  
  5. Finish my USMC landing force. (essentially paint the tanks, and get some wheeled vehicles).
(Note: These are imperative for my Origins game..)

If I get time, I'd also like to add in more roads and the soccer field.
Also on the list:
  1.   Paint the M24's for "The Mysterious Fandango Republic"...

In the 28mm field:

  1. Build the Nazi UFO.for pulp games
  2. Build the "Pacific Ballroom/South Seas Club" for pulp games  
  3. Paint up some more 28mm pirate figs and build some ships.
I'm also looking at the GW Gardens of Morr set....I'm thinking about how nice that would be to have to use in a "Horror/Pulp setting...

So that's my list....and as usual, it will be horribly ignored by February....

Here's hoping I can at least get most of these done....

*fingers crossed*

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

And a new year begins....

Well dear reader, (if there are any that still follows this blog), 2012 is behind us like bad laundry, and 2013 is waiting for us with all of it's malevolent glee.
I'm a bit upset at myself for two things. The first is that I didn't update this blog enough. Really I mean, Two whole posts for an entire year!?!?... One was a convention review and the other was the RIP of my Dremel. Honestly? There's more I could've done.
The second issue that I simply didn't game enough. To be honest, I don't think I gamed "at all". except for a SYW Koenigs Krieg game at the LGS.  This year I've painted, and been involved with other aspects of the hobby over actually playing. That has to change...
I'm planning on getting a list of "projects" for 2013...get them posted up here and get them going.

The best part of the year was that I took the plunge and married my wonderful lady. Really...she's been with me for seven years...if she hasn't run off screaming by now, I think that I should go ahead and get my hooks in her once and for all...

So goodbye 2012 and hello 2013...Let's make this year a good one for this old blog!!!