Last year I posted a list of objectives for 2014. An examination will show I acheived very little - I got the start of a Chaos Dwarf army ready but it's not yet enough to use, and while I technically have a Horus Heresy-able Emperors Children army it's still a bit bare bones.
What follows is another such list for 2015, very similar in places, showing what my agenda is for the upcoming year. The following is a large list and completing them all is not likely but gives an idea of what I'm interested in and what my order of prioritisation is.
Objective Primaris: Paint up a Squat army, using Imperial Guard/Death Korps of Krieg to play them in 6E. I'm still sitting on loads of Mantic Forge Father figures nd classic Squats - I just need to clear the time to turn this into reality and finally hit the table as per my original manifesto.
Objective Secundus: Assemble modular starship interior terrain for Zone Mortalis play. Making something that is easy to store but cool to play on is difficult, but something worth achieving I think. I've enjoyed the Zone Mortalis games I've played and I think I'm more drawn to smaller 40K games than the many hour 2000 point efforts. At least this way I can lose quickly!
Objective Tertius: Paint up additional units for my Chaos Space Marines for use in the Horus Heresy rules-set. Expanding my Raptors into a larger unit and adding Boarding Shield armed Marines would give me more troop options.
Objective Quartius: Paint up additional Chaos Space Marine units. I've still got plenty to be painting! Both first ed and Spellcrow component Noise Marines; regular and Sonic-armed Terminators; Possessed; more Bikes; a Heldrake... And probably more Chaos Cultists, both with Cultist and Necromunda figures.
Objective Quintus: Assemble additional terrain for my Martian-styled board. I liked making more buildings and would like to continue varying my terrain selection. Rock spires and hills aren't terribly exciting.... though I might knock some more out just because they're easy.
Warhammer Fantasy Battles
Objective Primaris: Paint up a Chaos Dwarf army, using the army list from Forge World's Tamurkhan book. We need to get lords & heroes for this, as well as more core troops - Hobgoblin Archers and Chaos Dwarf axemen are likely.
Objective Secundus: Assemble terrain for Fantasy play, most likely Chaos Dwarf/Dark Lands themed. As before, I'm a little wary about making yet another "hills and rocks, no forests" table... but I'm not sure a generic grasslands table is appropriate for an army who tend to dwell in ash and lava!
Objective Primaris: Paint additional Dreadball figures, including Dreadball Xtreme figures as well as the Robots & Female Corporation teams and MVPs. The Dreadball Xtreme Kickstarter means I'll be getting more figures throughout the years. I'd really like to get the teams from Xtreme painted up so I can try out the slightly different rules for the "underground" version of the game.
Objectie Secundus: Paint up some Dark Future gangs. This should be fairly straightforward as a small number of models goes a long way in this game. Especially with the fourth Mad Max film coming out this year, it would be a fun thing to get going - and I definitely have some interest form my friends in playing this.
Objective Tertius: Paint up Dreadfleet / Man-O-War models. I've now got an Empire, Dwarf and Dark Elf fleet on hand for Man'O'War that need painted up - I'll probably cast moulds from them since the figures are awkward to get a hold of and to keep me and my friends in spares.
Objective Quartius: Assemble terrain for Dreadfleet / Man-O-War Naval wargaming remains something which appeals to me - even though it doesn't seem to excite much interest in my chums - and Man-O-War was one of the first true wargames I ever owned so having a "real" game of it with a true table of terrain would make 1991 George very happy
Objective Quintus: Paint up additional Blood Bowl teams, possibly including Chaos All-Stars, Chaos Dwarf or Bright Crusaders team. Doing a Chaos team in pastel pink and greens came to me this year - as well as my other to-do-list missions.
Objective Sextus: Assemble a modular Blood Bowl stadium. What puts me off this is that I haven't actually played much Blood Bowl in the past year, plus any stadium I made needs to be something I can store. Still..... it would be a heck of a sight!