2018 was another highly productive year at the painting desk, although not quite to 2017’s level. This year saw me complete 2,908 figures, for an average of about eight figures per day. The addition of a big 6mm project padded those numbers considerably, so my Analogue Painting Challenge points are not as high as last year.
54mm: 2 foot figures for 20 points
28mm: 236 foot, 4 mounted, 32 horses, and 8 vehicles for 1,540 points
20mm: 12 foot for 48 points
15mm: 325 foot, 380 mounted, 12 limbers, 90 guns, 28 horses, and 10 tanks for 2,762 points
6mm: 1080 foot, 69 mounted, and 16 guns for 625 points
3mm: 172 foot, 32 mounted, and 15 tanks for 74 points
1/1200: 1 ship for 3 points
This gives me 5,072 points for the year, about a 30% drop from last year. I’m fine with that, though, as I could not have kept up last year’s pace. 2018 was still an above-average year for me.
My gaming group has continued to play a little more than once a month. This year we worked more board games into the rotation and played some shorter miniatures games. I have many happy memories of great games. I think we played a better variety of games this year than in any previous year.
In 2019 I would like to finish up a couple of projects. My ACW Union infantry in greatcoats need some additions, and they need some winter rebs to fight! I will continue to add to my 6mm ACW armies until I can fight some of the bigger battles. I would like to add an ancient Persian army to my Greek and Macedonian forces.
One thing I have learned, though, is that I seldom stick to these plans! I think it’s safe to predict that 2019 will see many fun projects, interesting books, and good games. Happy New Year!