The start of the trilogy of end of year lists begins with the disappointments of the year, ten things that I wasn't keen on during this year of hobby. I thought I would start with the negative, so we can get it out of the way and focus more on the good things later. So, in no particular order:
I'm finishing up the painting on my two flyers this week, with the view to fielding them on the tabletop. I'm hoping that they will come good at some point.
Cue a flood of angry voices, including those that have bought new armies for the events or even bought tickets and miniatures for Christmas presents, questioning the decision.
Now cue Warhammer World taking down the announcment and palming off the disgruntled customer to the poor chap/chapess at their local store. Not cool guys.
If they were going to end these events, they could have at least let those that were already planned to continue then announce that no further bookings would take place after the date. Instead they cancelled with immediate effect and gave a questionable reason. I feel exactly why this occurred will forever be a mystery.
The people that went came back saying it was a bit boring after about 30 minutes and lamented the loss of the gaming area, effectively describing a Market stall situation where you can buy Forge World products early.
At least Forgeworld had the decency to show some of the Work in Progress.
I can't see myself ever attending if it continues in this fashion, as I will spend my ticket price on actual models instead.
The one exception to this rule is when I play the Master of Sanctity, when games come down to who can roll least worst.
Now the number 1 disappointment, this one is in order:
Maybe I should write competitive lists all the time, and only write lists for experimentation for games that have been agreed prior to the day. I know I should play more games full stop, but I should also be finishing painting that I have started before moving onto the next project. Again, I am not fishing for sympathy, but highlighting the mistakes I have made during this year, and as the saying goes, "A mistake is only a mistake if you learn nothing from it".
So, that's the negative out of the way. Next I will list the the 10 things that I enjoyed during this calendar year. See you all soon.