I guess it’s that time of the year again to set out some hobby goals for the year ahead.
2018 was a bit of a weird one and I didn’t have anywhere near enough time to dedicate to the hobby as I would have liked. Couple that with the fact that I am very much a hobby butterfly flitting from one idea to the next, I really got nothing substantial done.
With that in mind, in 2019 I am going to concentrate my time across a three projects and see if I can stick to them.
Guild Ball – Ratcatcher’s
For me, Guild Ball is still one of the best and most fun games I have ever played and I’m obviously going to continue playing in 2019. I’m not much of a tournament player so this will likely continue to be casually or in small local events.
I am also going to concentrate on Ratcatcher’s for a foreseeable future. I have been playing Morticians since Season 1 and although I really like them, I just not as enthused to play them as I once was (probably in no small part to their recent rise in popularity).
I’ve loved the idea behind the Ratcatcher’s since I first heard about them and especially liked the ‘rat trap’ play style of season 3 as well as their aesthetic. Although they have changed somewhat in season 4 I am going to stick with them. However, at the moment I find them difficult to play, find them inefficient and unforgiving of any mistakes. Couple this with me being a mediocre player at best it’s going to be a challenging 2019 Guild Ball wise.
Steamforged are due to release God Tear this year and as a Kickstarter backer I am excited to see what’s to come for this. I think it’s a good mix of wargaming and boardgaming to keep a lot of my friends interested who generally only engage with one or the other.
The game looks to be shaping up to be quite good, although there have been a few controversies along the way (not least the ridiculous change to Grimshalla).
I have high hopes for this game and hope SFG don’t disappoint.
The other ‘project’ I am going to pursue is:
Warhammer 40,000/ Age of Sigmar – Daemons of Slaanesh
I started wargaming about 20-odd years ago and it was Games Workshop that brought me into the hobby. I had steadily drifted away from Games Workshop games but 2018 really peaked by interest again and I’m really enthused to pick up both 40k and AoS.
I’ve played a few games of both towards the end of last year an thoroughly enjoyed them. Slaanesh has always held an interest and with some of the recent releases and rumoured future releases, I’m back baby!
I really want to get at least a small army painted and on the table in 2019 and have a couple of friends locally who are doing the same so hopefully we will keep each other on track.
I am hoping to use the blog this year to continue to post some Guild Ball content (lore and games) as well as record my progress with Slaanesh.
Until next time.