Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Retrospective

2010 comes to a close, and it's time to take stock of what I've accomplished. Over the past year, I've painted the following figures:

15mm ACW, 435 foot, 15 mounted, 17 guns, 17 limbers with teams
28mm ACW, 617 foot 70 mounted, 18 guns

15mm Napoleonic Austrians, 36 foot
15mm Napoleonic British, 24 foot
15mm Napoleonic French, 36 foot
28mm Napoleonic Austrians, 6 foot
28mm Napoleonic French, 24 foot
28mm Napoleonic Prussians, 16 foot

15mm Macedonians, 45 foot, 16 horse
15mm Gauls, 32 foot
15mm Thracians, 18 foot

28mm Carthaginians, 94 foot, 35 horse
28mm Republican Romans, 80 foot

15mm WWII Soviets, 24 foot
28mm WWII British, 6 foot, 5 vehicles

In 15mm then, I painted 650 foot, 31 horse, 17 guns, and 17 limbers with teams. In 28mm I painted 843 foot, 105 mounted, 18 guns, and 5 vehicles. That's a total of 1881 figures this year, or about five figures a day all year long.

Despite that output, I don't feel like I accomplished very much this year. I did complete three large commissions and one enormous one, which funded my hobby for years to come, but I only finished one army for myself this year, my 28mm Field of Glory Carthaginians.

So in 2011 I'm going to focus on completing some armies that have been languishing away in the half-complete bins.

1. I'll start with my Republican Romans, which I've been planning and painting since Field of Glory came out. I have only another 18 foot and 16 horse left to finish it off, so I should finish by the end of January.

2. My gaming group started an American Revolution project a year ago, but we haven't been able to play a game because of a lack of British figures. I'll be buying and painting enough lobsters to play through the Bunker Hill scenario, about 150 figures. With Jon's Hessians long completed, we should be able to play quite a few 1776 scenarios as well.

3. My buddies enjoyed last month's General de Brigade game well enough to try it again, so I'll be filling out my Peninsular War armies enough to play a few 1811 scenarios on their 200th anniversary. Figure I'll be painting 400-500 figures, focusing on the British, Spanish, and Portuguese.

4. After a solid start, my 28mm ACW project has been collecting dust. I'll be painting up guns, gunners, and cavalry enough to play some Guns at Gettysburg scenarios, figure another 200 figures here. As I finish the basics, I'll be adding more infantry as well.

5. When I need a break from these projects, I'll continue adding to my 15mm ACW armies for Regimental Fire and Fury. I have 250 infantry all primed and ready.

That may seem like a lot of different projects to undertake, but I'm pretty certain that I can finish them in a year. It's only a few hundred figures, after all.


  1. That's a very impressive total!


  2. I think your total is very impressive and what you intend to paint will have me coming back to your site on a regular basis, here's to a great year of painting.

  3. That's a massive painting tally, particularly since a great portion of it is very high quality 28mm figures. Well done!

  4. Impressive in quantity as well as quality. Thank you so much for taking my commission last year. I love the figures.