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A Happy New Year (and a resolution)

31 Dec

Obviously the year is about to end and I would like to thank you all for keeping my company over these past twelve month.

Now what are the next few month going to bring? Well I hope even more painted minis and more games. But this year I will do something that I have never done before in my life… make a new years resolution. So what is it going to be? Well over the past few years I have always bought more minis than I painted. It always evened out on aggregate, since I also sold some minis off that I had bought for projects, that I lost interest in. But the past two years have seen the stocks increase immensely. This is mainly due to the fact that I stocked up on all kinds of minis for the Napoleonic era. Right now I can sport enough (unpainted) lead and plastic for substantial Austrian, British, French, Prussian and Russian armies, as well as small Bavarian, Dutch-Belgian, Nassau-Usingen, Saxon and Württemberg armies. And I see no way, I will sell those. So my resolution for next year is not to buy any new minis in 2013. Shock horror… yes no new minis in 2013.

Yes... I can see the look on your face!

Yes… I can see the look on your face!

The only exception are those minis that will not increase my stocks or in other words…  that do not have to be painted (= new additions for X-Wing). I am not too positive that this is going to be easy, because lets face it… I am a lead addict. And between Calpe, Eureka, Perry and Victrix (all in alphabetical order) there is sure going to be a lot of must haves. The other big problem I see is actually going to be 40K. As a said a few weeks ago, I have decided to start playing Tau and if rumor is right they are going to be revamped next year. As far as I understand it with GW you virtually always need the newest stuff to be able to play, so that is going to put me into a tough spot as well. But I am positive that with your help I am going to make good on my resolution… lets see.

I hope to be back with a summary of this year in blogging (I really hope WordPress do a cool animated summary like they did last year [which I unfortunately could not use since I posted my own summary too early]) and pictures of the last minis painted in 2012 soon.

Until then… have fun tonight and do not party too hard!

party hard

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16 Comments

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16 responses to “A Happy New Year (and a resolution)

  1. The Angry Lurker

    December 31, 2012 at 00:48

    Happy new Year and a good one yourself sir.

     
  2. Monty

    December 31, 2012 at 02:35

    That will be a tough one. I’ll be following your adventures into 2013, even if you don’t keep your resolution!

    Happy New Year!

     
    • Burkhard

      December 31, 2012 at 14:49

      Oh, I know this is going to be tough. Especially with Calpe releasing more of their French, but I will try my best to be strong!

      Happy and a healthy New Year to you and your family, too!

       
  3. Rosbif

    December 31, 2012 at 11:40

    I will keep an eye on you in 2013 to hold you to your promise! 😉

    Happy New Year, Burkhard

     
    • Burkhard

      December 31, 2012 at 15:10

      Thank you, I shall do my best and any surveilance will help! 😛

      Happy and a healthy New Year to you and your family, too!

       
  4. jose neira

    December 31, 2012 at 13:20

    Without doubt, a similar resolution of yours will be formulated by hundreds of wargamers and governments alike around the globe. Complying with it will be a different scenario. Thanks for sharing.

     
    • Burkhard

      December 31, 2012 at 15:11

      Ah lets see. In theory I have everything I need for my imediate projects… now it is keeping te impulse buys down! 😉

       
  5. Ray

    December 31, 2012 at 19:19

    Happy New Year to you and yours Burkhard!

     
    • Burkhard

      January 2, 2013 at 09:16

      Thank you Ray.

      A happy and healthy New Year to you and your family as well!

       
  6. vonpeterhimself

    December 31, 2012 at 21:53

    A Happy, prosperous and productive New Year to you and yours Burkhard.

    I shall watch the progress of your armies, games etc with the usual great interest but now I can also watch the progress of your New Years resolution … especially as I am fairly sure that some major tempters will be revealed early in 2013. And that’s just the start of the year! 8O)

    You will have the joy of watching your lead & plastic mountain erode over the year. I would enjoy that if it was me. But sadly I also derive pleasure from watching my mountains grow!! Perverse I know but somebody has got to keep all those backyard manufacturers solvent.

    I shall continue spending for the greater good of the hobby and do what I can to ensure I hand on a vibrant – and still existing – hobby to The son & heir as part of my legacy on this earth.

    There, I’ve nearly convinced myself!! 8O))

    BTW, nice red shoes!! 8O))

    Salute
    von Peter himself

     
    • Burkhard

      January 2, 2013 at 20:30

      Well, I will certainly enjoy seeing the lead mountain shrink. I agree, that there shall be many temptations this year, but I hope to stay strong. The positive thing is that I have everything for my immediate projects, so I hope I will be able to resist. Although it might be hard for some manufacturers to get their children through college without me this year! 😛 maybe you will just have to take my place! 😉

      Thanks for the nice comments about the shoes. My better half just said, that they do not match the helmet! :-O

       
      • vonpeterhimself

        January 3, 2013 at 11:23

        Your better half is right. What were you thinking?! 8O))

        Salute
        von Peter himself

         
        • Burkhard

          January 3, 2013 at 12:09

          Yeah… I am such a sorry character! 😛

           
  7. Dave

    January 3, 2013 at 00:37

    Well done Burkhard, however……………….. 🙂

    Look forward to seeing your contributions in the new year

     
    • Burkhard

      January 3, 2013 at 12:05

      Thank you Dave. Also looking forward to your new adventures!

       

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