Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Exit 2016, Welcome 2017

Another year gone and whatever physicist say – time is speeding up. A year now is decidedly shorter than it was when I was younger.
A year now also seem to be more productive regarding modelling than it used to be. That is probably more due to me becoming a faster painter than to time-dilation. It’s been a good year, slightly better than last.
2016 in numbers:
Posts – 115 for a total of 594
Followers – up 21 to a total of 185
Goggle+ followers – a total of 95
Hits – the bots have had a great year, so number of hits don’t mean much anymore.
6 and 20mm
Another year with nothing at all.
28-32 mm
Fantasy: 126 small and medium figures, 9 large and 1 XL
Pulp: 23 M
SF: 20 figures for Mercs, 2 bikes for Infinity
Indochina: 12 soldiers
Dust (1/48 scale): 7 soldiers and 2 vehicles
Other: stage coach and gunboat
A total of 193 minis this year.
Painting Zombicide characters after the art. Great fun and makes the games easier.
Terrain and scenery:
Some scatter terrain suitable for a deep dungeon.
Lots and lots of scatter terrain this year, but also larger scenery pieces for Wild West and fantasy.
Another huge KS-box. This time it was Conan.
This was the year when I received A LOT of kickstarter stuff. It was easy to jump on another kickstarter when I hadn’t received that much stuff, but suddenly everything started to drop in. During the year I got stuff from RAFM Call of Cthulhu and Airship Pirates, Mercs, Dust, Return of the Monsters by Heresy, Conan, Zombicide and Oathsworn. Ouch, the hobby-corner is full of unpainted stuff…
I’ve been much more restrained lately and really think twice before I jump onto more kickstarters. Sometimes I fail my Saving Throw against Shiny, though, for example with Mythic Battles: Pantheon.
I’m looking forward to a few more kickstarters showing up during 2017, primarily the (huge) rest of the Shadows of Brimstone stuff, and also Reaper Bones III (something I really don’t need considering how much minis I already have
Other hobbyrelated:
I bought a small 3D-printer before summer and that promptly broke after summer. Haven’t taken the time to fix it yet, but really should.
Organised the paints by my painting table and I’m really pleased with that as I have a much better overview of paints now.
A new league for Pulp Alley this year - Anders Einstein and friends.
Still playing a lot at Little Wars Stockholm gaming club. My pal Thomas and I try to meet weekly and my son David participates quite often. We have mainly played different miniatures boardgames but also some Frostgrave. There is also a Pulp Alley campaign going at the club – great fun that.
A game of Open Combat. The rules works well, are easy to lean and fun.
Best gaming moment 2016: My bear eats a third of Koen's warband in a game of Frostgrave.
So, what will you probably see on the blog during 2017?
Soerabaja Harbour XL is still a work in progress. A lot of it prepared and I “just” have to scribe a lot of stones.
Old West – finishing a lot of buildings now and have a few figures to paint. Dead Man’s Hand is such a good rules-set and I’m really looking forward to a game or two.
SF – I’ve painted everything from one of the Mercs boxes and just have to have a game or two to see if I will go further with that games-system. I’ve got a lot of boxes and hope it’s a set of rules that suit me, otherwise I guess I will sell it all.
A game of Zombicide Black Plague, with all minis painted!
Fantasy – I will play Frostgrave, D&D and probably Open Combat and will continue to paint what I fancy. Might even be another games system or two that needs trying out. Then there is always boardgames that scream for painted minis – Zombicide, Conan and Blood Rage. Not to mention terrain – got a lot of scatter terrain from the Twisting Catacombs KS that needs paint and I’m trying to finish some things every month.
Pulp – Pulp Alley is still going strong and I have unpainted humans and a lot of Cthulhu-monsters that needs painting.
Dust - yep, I will continue painting stuff. Still like the minis.
Thomas and Koen prepairing our Chain of Command game on Gothcon 2016.
Other- well, there’s always others, for example Gothcon where I will play and have fun with my kids. I hope to see some of you there! Maybe a blogger-meet-up to say hi?


  1. A great year's progress, Joachim. Looking forward to plenty more (especially your hilarious Pulp Alley reports)! Bill.

    1. Thanks! Plenty more will come and I hope to have of Pulp Alley soon.

  2. Productive and very nice, love your scenery and terrain production...

  3. Another great year Joakim, I am so glad to have found your blog, especially for the Pulp Alley games.

    1. I'm glad to have you here, and you're not alone in enjoying the Pulp Alley AAR. They are always popular and I enjoy writing them, even if it takes some time. I enjoy playing the game also, of course.

  4. Cheers Joakim, fantastic year! Always an inspiration to read your posts!
    And don't start on your Old West games, I've boxed all my stuff up and I'm sure if I see yours I'll want to pull it all out again :)

    1. Hahaha! I'm afraid you'll have to close your eyes, then :-)

  5. Your a busy man Joakim, thanks for all the enjoyment you gave me last year & I look forward to what comes in this one, Happy Newyear mate.

    1. Thank you, Frank, and a very happy new year to you, too.

  6. Hey, that's me. I me.

    Yep, lots of good gaming to look forward to this year for sure.

    1. You're our fashion... troll? ;-)
      Yeah, looking forward to this gaming year. So much to choose from.