Friday, 16 December 2011

That's it, I'm done...

As the title suggests, I have a fairly big announcement for my 6 or 7 followers. I have reached the point where I have, quite frankly, had enough and something has to be done about it.

So, I now announce to you all:

I am no longer going to buy any more figures until I have painted the ones I have got.

There, I already feel a lot better. When I look at the rules I use and the figures I have, I see that I have enough figures to play good games with pretty much all of them, if only I would get round to doing some more painting.

But the big statement above does require two points of clarification, however, so here goes:

1) If I finish painting all the figures for a particular period and feel I need some more, then that is acceptable as long as I promise to paint them quickly. So, I am currently working on my WW1 figures. When I finish them all I don't want to have to paint all of my Epic 40K stuff before I get to continue my WW1. That's just silly.

2) The sole exception to the rule is my LotR campaign, as that will require some specific figures for scenarios. This project is on the back burner at the moment, so this shouldn't be a big problem. But I will not buy figures for a future scenario unless I have painted all the ones for the one immediately upcoming.

So, there you have it. This should mean you get to see a lot more interesting stuff on my blog as I get to explore my current hoard of lead more fully, without getting constantly excited about new projects that never see the light of day.

Wish me luck...


  1. Ho ho ho. I wish I had a pound for the number of times I have heard people say they were going to finish painting the figures they had before buying any more. How many times have you read of people adding to their lead mountain? I forget how often I have promised this to myself. Nevertheless, perhaps you are stronger willed than I am and I wish you luck. (Anyway - I find your blog interesting at the moment).

  2. Go on Chris - bring out yer lead!

    That is, show us the list of what's in your lead pile. Let's see how much you've got to do...

  3. Haha, thanks guys... Even my fiancée laughed at me when I told her. And I thought she'd nod in agreement and tell me I've finally seen sense. Oh well.

    I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens!

  4. Gaj: That's a good idea. Not sure I'll have the time over the holiday to make a full inventory, but I might give it a go. It might just depress me, seeing how much work I have to do!