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47Ronin31 Dec 2014 10:09 a.m. PST

What are your gaming plans for 2015?

What projects do you hope to start or complete in the coming year?

Since different parts of the world will commemorate various anniversaries in 2015, I have spread this topic around the globe.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015.

Cyrus the Great31 Dec 2014 11:06 a.m. PST

1. Darkest Africa
2. More Saga Armies
3. Army/Armies for Lion Rampant
4. Several Skirmish Armies among them In Her Majesty's Name and Seven Seas
5. Several 15mm Science Fiction Armies

47Ronin31 Dec 2014 11:51 a.m. PST

FYI, I had planned to cross-post this topic to my fellow gamers in Australia, Britain and Canada to see what their plans are for 2015. (You have many of the great anniversaries--Waterloo, Gallipoli--coming up.) However, since I started the topic on the American Wargaming board (instead of the Conventions and Wargame Shows board), those other regional boards did not "pop up" for cross-posting purposes. Now I'll know for next time.

No matter. I think we will get a variety of responses.

BTW, you really have to love TMP. A great resource for which we can all be grateful.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2014 11:53 a.m. PST

I plan on some Pulp Alley and Lion Rampant gaming in 2015 as well as a convention game for June in the Waterloo venue.


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2014 12:13 p.m. PST

1 – Continue with project on 30 year war
2 – Finish up AWI project
3 – sell off some extras and a couple of crusader period armies I am not using
4 – finish off my ACW project

5 – Get more gaming in

Yesthatphil Inactive Member31 Dec 2014 12:37 p.m. PST

I have quite a few bits and pieces left over from 2014 but after that I'm not sure which waiting projects will get traction … Napoleonics (soft plastic 20mm), Franco-Prussian War (10mm) … Samurai (25mm) … WWII naval (1/1200) … anglo-Zulu War (6mm) … the Xerxes/Plataea project (30mm flats)… they do all have good claims to make on my time …

I am currently painting 15mm Landsknechts for Usk but they will have to be done in a few weeks so I think some battleships would be a good idea …


Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2014 12:38 p.m. PST

1. Dark Ages 28mm project
2. 28mm WW2 PTO project
3. Painting some of the scads of 28mm OstFront figures and vehicles, terrain I have in storage
4. 28mm Pulp
5. Uncharted Seas and 1/600 naval

That's lots!

TMPWargamerabbit31 Dec 2014 1:17 p.m. PST


a. Finish Saxon 1790-1807 era army.
b. Write up my France vs. Sardinia 1796 scenario battles for WR blog.
c. Start writing up Ver2.0 our gaming group napoleonic rules since we have played them since 1976. Post same to Wargamerabbit blog.
d. Start a useful sized Prussian 1790-1806 era army for small actions.
e. Finish my Austrian grenadier battalion restructuring.
f. Use my Batavian 1795 (Anglo-Russo invasion 1799) and early Kingdom of N Italy battalions on tabletop. (will need a scenario writeup… maybe Caldiero 1805).
g. Complete several missing subject YouTube videos for napoleonic rules background material (posted to WR blog).
h. Teach lady to dance ballroom and latin (non-wargaming issue).
i. Play more FOW 20mm scale scenarios and pickup games.

j. Things I haven't thought of yet….

Happy New Year to all.

Don Manser31 Dec 2014 2:03 p.m. PST

Siege of the Alcazar terrain SCW
Finish the remaining Empress unpainted infantry units. Mostly Requetes, militia and a few vehicles.

25mm Classical Indian Army about 4K WAB pts

German and Brit Para Bolt Action Armies

25mm Trojan War Start small, adapt for Lion Rampant, ramp up to an epic size WAB matchup.


warhawkwind Inactive Member31 Dec 2014 4:43 p.m. PST

1: Finish painting the rest of my 10mm German armor for my Barbarossa campaign.

2: Finish my solo-play rules adaptation for a game system I enjoy but have no one to play with.

3: Create some campaign rules for Barbarossa.

4: Play my solo Barbarossa campaign with my new self made solo rules using the game system I enjoy.

Perhaps not the most ambitious of goals, but at least it's focused. ;)

PS: I'd like to second 47Ronin. Lets all thank the folks who keep TMP running. Thank you, and Happy New Year all!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2014 5:23 p.m. PST

I plan to finish the Toy soldier project and maybe expand it.

Paint up a German platoon for Chain of Command/Bolt Action.
Finish the Americans for CoC/BA.

Play games of BA, CoC, Lion Rampant and others.

Mako11 Inactive Member31 Dec 2014 5:32 p.m. PST

Cold War goes hot, in Europe.

The original one.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2014 9:22 p.m. PST

No new projects.

Finishing up, completing, and organizing the following:

1) complete Ancient German army
2) complete both ACW armies
3) complete Late Roman army
4) organize last units of Sassanid army and send to painter
5) expand small Samurai army into 2 large Samurai armies and organize. Painting considerations to follow. Do I really want to paint 200 Samurai and Ashigaru?
6) complete WW2 Early war French

All are 28mm

Looks like 2015 won't be long enough!

warwell01 Jan 2015 4:21 a.m. PST
Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2015 9:11 a.m. PST

Finish a 28mm ECW army (several of my group are building forces for ECW). We hope to bring them all to Historicon for a big throw down.

I have a 28mm Hudson and Allen castle that needs a few finishing touches, then run a siege game that I have planned.

Finish my 28mm medieval Scots army.

Get my rules in print…finally.

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2015 9:16 a.m. PST

Finish my Saga armies
Complete my AWI Armies (also used for Muskets and Tomahawks)
Begin my ACW Armies…

wrgmr101 Jan 2015 9:46 a.m. PST

Finish my Prussian Calpe army approx 250 figs
Finish my Front Rank Burgundian army 42 figs
Finish off my assorted French Napoleonics

Once that is all done maybe try and do some WW2 20mm vehicles I've been accumulating.

Timmo uk01 Jan 2015 11:51 a.m. PST

The main change this year is to shift away from endless hours of painting.

All I really want to commit to is:

adding about 50 AB Portuguese infantry to my 18mm Napoleonic project and making a few small buildings

finishing a few Perry 28mm metal Sudan conversions

continuing with my very enjoyable 1/144 WW1 planes repaints and decals

anything else small and manageable that I feel like doing as the year progresses.

Early morning writer01 Jan 2015 12:19 p.m. PST

My miniatures plan for 2015, sacrilege to some of you, is to avoid miniatures as much as possible without entirely eliminating them from my life. This is not because I don't have lots to work on miniatures wise; I have enough to make any and all gamers heads spin. But I've been allowing my other modeling hobby to languish too far in the background for too long and I WILL reverse that this year.

For 2015, my modeling priority is my N scale train layout that's been in various stages of advance and neglect, too much neglect, for a bit over a decade now. All those other non-modeling distractions are either resolved or background now so I can focus on my first priority. And when I need a break from model railroad work and want some other modeling project, I can turn to the miniatures for a bit.

I do, however, hope to participate in games with friends over the course of the year – but I'll be letting others do the heavy lifting this year. Unless it involves my railroad, then I'll be the main provider of effort.

A hoped for side benefit of this year of benign neglect is that by the end of the year it will be easier to part company with a variety of things on the miniature front that are just excessive, obscenely excessive.

Such is the goal, we'll see how it goes.

coolyork Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2015 4:55 p.m. PST

1) Finish the San Juan Hill terrain for my game at this coming Recon 2015 .
2) Start the terrain/buildings and finish figs for the 1937 Shanghai battle for Hurricon 2015 .
3) Save a pile of money for Historicon .
3) Start planing ie scale,figs etc.. for a South American Wars Of Independance.
4) Keep working on the never ending additions to my AWI forces ie France and Spain .
P.S. Who are we kidding ! I'll be glad to get anyone or part of one done

clifblkskull Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2015 9:50 p.m. PST

Finish my Infinity troops and get my club playing
Develope FIW SAGA and finish my Hurons and British
Play more games of Pulp Alley and VSF ,EOTD,IHMN
Go to Cons
Have fun

Gennorm06 Jan 2015 8:51 a.m. PST

15mm Cold War
28mm MAW
28mm WW2
Plus a big clear out of no-longer used 15mm C16/17

Moe the Great06 Jan 2015 10:47 a.m. PST

My plan is to PLAY MORE.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2015 10:58 a.m. PST

Play more with friends and NOT start so many projects leaving others to fester and rot…. never get completed… and the circle starts again…. buy.. start.. never play…

Life is too short!!!

Thin my collection to games I will actually play and get to paint the figures for that I will keep….

I plan to divest myself of some $5 USDk worth of figures!!! or at least half that amount!!!

I went waaaaay crazy with Flames of War….why does anyone need almost 100 T-34's for that game anyway???

jambo1 Inactive Member06 Jan 2015 11:44 a.m. PST

10mm League of Augsburg
10mm ACW

tonnes to do, could well run and run, copy and paste for next year…

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2015 9:20 p.m. PST

FPW Project
AWI Project
Boer War Project
Replace some ACW units.
French Colonial Project

Hougoumont Project
ECW Project
1914 Project
Plains of Abraham Project
Lawrence of Arabia Project
Sand Peebles Project

Are projects ever really finished?

ViscountEric08 Jan 2015 10:43 a.m. PST

This is the first time in many years I don't have a project for Cold Wars, so here goes…

Goal to finish in 2015:
Tanga Campaign (25mm)

Project to continue:
Samoan Civil Wars (28mm)

Starting (?)
US Cav in Yellowstone (25mm)
Assembling some HotT armies for the kids

There might be a Battletech campaign with the old crew, but that might not start till 2016.

Clays Russians Inactive Member09 Jan 2015 9:02 a.m. PST

PBI as many companies as I can, but realistically looking at Russian German east front, DAK and eight army NAfrica. And finishing Crimean war (1200) figures, 900 complete

114th Pennsylvania11 Jan 2015 2:40 p.m. PST

Isn't everyone's New Year Resolution to Game MORE?

Games already played in 2014!!!!
1) ACW Petersburg- F&F (With Rogues)
2) Walking Dead- All Things Zombies (With Rogues)
3) Aliens vs. Federation vs. Illinois Nazis- FUBAR (SODs)
4) PA Frontier- Muskets and Tomahawks (DAWGS)
5) Germanicus crosses the Rhine- Hail Caesar (Del-Val)

1) Arab-Israelis- finishing Egyptian Army
2) King Philips War- finishing basing and terrain
3) BOXER Rebellion- Admiral Seymour's train
4) Athens vs Sparta- Sent figures off
5) Classical Indians- Alexander vs Porus

Cold Wars- March 6-9th
Olympia- May 2nd
NJCON June 12-13th
Historicon- July
Oktoberfest DE-Sept (Storm over Bavaria..then drink!)
Barrage- Oct
Kozcon- Oct
Fall-In- Nov

CoolYork- Would Love to see OOB for San Juan Hill Game- I would like to run aboard Olympia along with Manila Bay and Sand Pebbles scenario.

47Ronin05 May 2015 7:38 p.m. PST

I started this topic almost six months ago. Time for an update.

With almost half the year in the books, how is everyone doing with their 2015 projects?

Are you celebrating your victories or cursing your defeats?

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2015 5:42 a.m. PST


Painting ACW (28mm) for a large Black Power Game with The Usual Suspects. So far I'm on track.

Painting British for Muskets and Tomahawks. SO far almost nothing.

Maybe doing something for 40K (very slight chance). Maybe a unit or two of Necrons?

Saga – nothing completed. That's a crushing blow. Darn!!

Bolt Action – nothing on that front as well.

Sir Mumsy Inactive Member06 May 2015 6:13 a.m. PST

2015 Saga: all armies between 6 to 8 points
(1) Working on Anglo-Saxons
(2) Strathclyde
(3) Bretons
(4) Norse Gael
(5) Anglo-Danish
(6) Scots
(7) Irish
(8) Milites Christie
(9) Mutatawaii
(10) Saracens
(11) Crusaders
(11) Steppes
(12) Byzantine
(13) Carolingian Franks
(14) Pagan Rus
(15) Era of Princes Rus

Moe the Great06 May 2015 7:51 a.m. PST

I haven't played as much as I would have liked..

I must fix that.

Rich Bliss06 May 2015 8:35 a.m. PST

1). British for the Battle of Saratoga

2). Italian Auto Canone for Bir el Gubi

3). Figures for Siberian Expeditions for Mars Needs Steam

mikeygees Inactive Member06 May 2015 11:49 a.m. PST

Finish 28mm Caesarian Romans
Finish 28mm Ancient Germans
Pick up light troops for both.

Russian regulars for my 'Retreat from Moscow' project.

New projects:
10mm Acw
Something very large

Clays Russians Inactive Member08 May 2015 6:55 a.m. PST

Saga cepetian franks , scots (Macbeth) , then off to do the Russ, Byzantine, steppe tribes and Teutonic (Alexander Nevsky). Want to do a snow board for a cheeses refight of the film with purpose built Russ and Schwartzen Brudder). That's actually 2 forces of Russ… can never have too many Russ…..

Lions Den Inactive Member08 May 2015 9:58 a.m. PST

Why don't we have a "like" button or a thumbs up button. I would like to see how many of these projects made others shake their heads in agreement and say "yeah, that's a cool idea."

Keep up the good work guys.

Legion 408 May 2015 10:28 a.m. PST

I plan to keep painting my ever growing inventory of 6mm Sci-fi minis … thumbs up

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2015 12:41 p.m. PST

From TheKing30:

Painting ACW (28mm) for a large Black Power Game with The Usual Suspects. So far I'm on track.

Oops, then I better get cracking!

Saga nothing completed. That's a crushing blow. Darn!!

What?? I'd better bring an army for the Weekend, then.

Clays Russians says:

Saga cepetian franks , scots (Macbeth) , then off to do the Russ, Byzantine, steppe tribes and Teutonic (Alexander Nevsky). Want to do a snow board for a cheeses refight of the film with purpose built Russ and Schwartzen Brudder). That's actually 2 forces of Russ… can never have too many Russ

Bring some for the Weekend. You can get some games in with some good people.

Sorry for the slight derail. This is an awesome topic. We should keep this going to see how each of us is following through

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2015 2:52 p.m. PST

Painting ACW (28mm) for a large Black Power Game with The Usual Suspects. So far I'm on track.

Oops, then I better get cracking!

Don't worry Bowman I'm not the fastest painter

Saga nothing completed. That's a crushing blow. Darn!!

What?? I'd better bring an army for the Weekend, then.

I have my Normans and\ or Vikings. I just never finished off my Crusaders.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2015 3:48 p.m. PST

Oh, man -- I could swear I had commented on this post months ago, but it appears I must have confused it with a similar post from the year before! The more things change, the more they stay the same, hobby-wise -- but not for much longer, at least in my case!!! I swear that before this year is over I will complete my terrain layout for the 1879 Second Afghan War battle of Charasiab, which I've been working on for the PAST THREE F*%$#ING YEARS. Arghhh. Honestly I did not realize at the start that it would be such a mammoth undertaking. I hope to have it all done in time for Colonial Barracks V in New Orleans in early November. I think I have a good shot, but wish me luck as I can use all the help I can get!

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2015 6:13 a.m. PST

I hope to have it all done in time for Colonial Barracks V in New Orleans in early November. I think I have a good shot, but wish me luck as I can use all the help I can get!

Phew – good luck!! I'm sure once it all comes together it'll be well worth the wait.

Joe Rocket Inactive Member09 May 2015 6:23 p.m. PST

Finish consolidating into three periods- SF 6mm, fantasy 10mm, Napoleonics 6mm or 10mm.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2015 7:11 p.m. PST

1. 25/28mm Pulp (do you think 6 months is enough time for primer to dry?)
2. Stingray/Thunderbirds/Gerry Anderson series/etc undersea campaign (with a worshipful nod to John and the Warlords)
3. Whatever crosses my attention span and diverts me from #1 or #2.

Oberlindes Sol LIC10 May 2015 10:52 a.m. PST

Zhodani company: Done as of January (and appeared at DunDraCon in February), except for the gcarriers, which need to be painted. They are made from plastic soap dishes with buttons and other bits glued on.

Imperial Marines platoon: Done as of January (and appeared at DunDraCon in February), but I want to do another dry-brushing to improve contrast, and maybe repaint some weapons to make them easier to identify. (I try to make each type of weapon a different color for ease of reference to the weapons table.)

Martian squad: Not started, but would like get it done in time for CelestiCon (early September).

Schutztruppe Mars platoon: Started; would like to get it done for CelestiCon.

Adventurers on Mars (about 10 figures): Started; would like to get it done for CelestiCon.

Martian terrain: Done.

Brown table mat: Done as of March; ready for Mars (and other places). (This is a synthetic painter's drop cloth, washed and hung to dry to remove the creases and create natural wrinkles, then spray-painted with rust-colored primer.)

Gray table mat: Done. (Same painter's drop cloth.)

Oberlindes Sol LIC11 May 2015 6:20 p.m. PST

I have to add:

Pinnace: Primed but not painted. I think this is a GI Joe toy from a yard sale. It has wings, so I called it a pinnace (the Traveller pinnace is the only winged small craft). I think that I'm giving this one to the Zhodani, and will give it black, gray, and brown camouflage.

3 other small craft: Primed but not painted. The hulls of two of these are Dove product containers, like shampoo and conditioner. The other is a plastic container for sunscreen. All have various buttons and other objects added for turrets, weapons, landing gear, etc. I think the Dove containers become Imperial vehicles, but I haven't decided on a color. The sunscreen container then goes to the Zhodani, with the same color scheme.

WaltOHara14 May 2015 7:05 a.m. PST

Wow, funny you should mention this.. I recently put some serious thought about "what to do next".. and posted the results here: link

Essentially it boils down to:

Man to Man 54mm Napoleonic Game: Voltigeurs Vs. Redcoats
Spaceport Bar in a 28mm Pulp SF Future: Draco's Tavern
Darkly Humorous Zombie Race Game: Corpse Racing Olympiad in 28mm.
War Rocket, the Pulp Space Combat Game (big news on this one that will have to wait for a future post)
Dungeons and Dragons Attack Wing
New Ships and Factions for Big Danged Boats (15mm Fantasy Naval)
More material for the Magi (54mm magical dueling game based on Waving Hands): new cards, new magic users, NPCs, Mirrors, Smoke, etc.
SAGA and VIKING LOOTERS (either one)
ALL Quiet on the Martian Front. A great new game I've bought into heavily
Something with Baron Munchausen
Battlesuit-like 15mm SF Battlefield game
6mm SF?
Cold War in 2mm?

vicmagpa113 Jul 2015 12:11 p.m. PST

currently remounting my 6mm awi, napoleonocs and 15mm napoleonics to my liking. basing on black powder and ago of eagles.

finished. italian 15th division 15mm, working on the rest of Eugene's army in 1812.

rebasing my 6mm ros/heroics also toscale .
retaging my ww2 micro armour.

conduced operation Pedastal. Looking for to do operation Hercules next in august. more to come.
retired vic

ViscountEric13 Jul 2015 4:38 p.m. PST

Halfway through the year, everything listed has been scrapped. Okay, mothballed sounds better.

With a local con in the fall I need to wrap up my biggest month of painting in over a year (random stuff) and focus on what's needs to be done.

1 – Finish up the pile of lead on the left (work) side of my bench by the end of July. (Misc fantasy, Spanish-American, and WWI Africa)
2 – Finish up the the Battlemechs I own (6 out of 26 have been painted) before a Labor Day game.
3 – Finish six Gnome Wars units for a kid's game at the local con.
4 – Paint up vehicles for Treasure hunt game at same con.
5 – Slightly organize and paint the mess of lead on the right side of the workbench.

47Ronin15 Jul 2015 5:29 a.m. PST

Good luck, Viscount Eric.

We'll be thinking of you during the Gnome games at Historicon.

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