April, a month of failure, a month of success

16 Apr

You know how sometimes things are hard to judge. So far this month has been no exception. Why well let’s try to sum things up.

As those of you who follow this blog may have realised, I have painted a lot of minis so far this year. But not this month. After painting those Tau earlier on I wanted to begin with my Brandenburg Infantry, but could not get myself motived. So I spend about a week cleaning up my remaining Tau and ever since the Brandenburger have been idling along. So I would count that as the first failure.

What else… well this Saturday, this blog celebrated its first birthday. Over those two years this blog has managed to accumulate 150 followers and nearly 150.000 hits. I would call that a success.


But as you may realise… today is Tuesday and I have only gotten around to mention it today. Why? Well I had been planning to celebrate this in some way, but did not find the time to organize something in due time. But I do not want to let you go without, so I think I shall organize a little give away over the next few days. So once we hit the 150K I will announce the prices and how to enter the draw. So this miht be somewhere in between.

But what was the biggest failure? Well you might remember my new years resolution, not to buy any new minis year. Well I failed that big time. First up there was a smallish order with Eureka minis. Mostly some additional Marines, some SeALs and some Napoleonic vignettes that Martin is going to pick up for me at Salute this weekend. I could have justified that, since on aggregate these would have been less than those minis I ordered last year but had the order cancelled on me. But then there were the new Tau I bought to expand my cadre with. Those would have ruined my New Years pledge for good already, but I could still top that. Thanks to Kickstarter I discovered that there was one for Warzone, a game I completely loved about a decade ago. All the renders they showed were so good that I ended up pledging for a level where I would get everything shown and released during the Kickstarter (which actually started to feel like stealing the way the Kickstarter became a runaway train yesterday). I think this annihilated my resolution for good.

Otter failure.jpg

But I have to say… that Kickstarter has been phenomenal and I will be receiving some pretty marvellous  come August. At least this can be counted as a failure, since I got a pretty good deal. These here just being some of my favourites.

BTW… the one thing that does nothing for me (I am not the Cyborg type) is Cybertronic. So anyone interested in a complete set, including the Kickstarter exclusives… drop me a line.

So how shall I class April so far… Success or Failure?

success / failure


Posted by on April 16, 2013 in General



10 responses to “April, a month of failure, a month of success

  1. vonpeterhimself

    April 17, 2013 at 05:00

    No failure here Burkhard. Just a well intentioned, yet in the end misguided, stretch goal resolution! 8O))

    von Peter himself

    • Burkhard

      April 17, 2013 at 09:35

      Thanks for the consolation vP.

      I will at least try to hold up the rest of my resolution till Crisis in November. 😉

  2. Dalauppror

    April 17, 2013 at 07:11

    Congratulation on a very good first year, most impressive and well deserved Burkhard!

    Warzone makes my heart warm and very nostalgic as it was my first sci-fi miniature game at least 20 years ago, no I didn´t start with 40K as Warzone back then was a Swedish produced game and the 1st edition rulebook was in Swedish. The company that produced it was the same one that had ruled the Swedish RPG market sins the 80´s and my way to RPG/Miniatures, so for me it was more natural chooise then 40K. I run a Cybertronic force, mighty fun, at least as I recall it:)

    The new minis look stunning, hope they and the rules will be as good as they seems on the kickstarter, suppose we will hear more from you about this, I will follow it closely.

    by the way, to buy more lead for the lead pile aren´t considered a failure just a act of nature;)

    Best regards Michael

    • Burkhard

      April 17, 2013 at 09:42

      Thank you , Micheal! (Although I have to admit, that actually this is already the second aniversary for this blog.)

      It is strange, Warzone has this quality, right! Back in the days Imhad a large collection of Bauhaus, Capitol, Imperial and Dark Legion, both with first and second edition minis. Sold them all off, when the 2nd Ed. went under and all the people I played with lost interest (heaven knows why, since we were a good large group).

      Odd thing is, I totally forgot that Warzone was not UK based as almost wverything back then.

      But you shall see me tackling those once I have wolfed my way through the Leipzig project, first up should be Capitol. Did you pledge on this one as well?

      Buying minis and act of nature… Sure you could be right there. But I honestly think, that I will have to go through my lead pile this summer and put some of it on my for sale page… I guess I should really loose some weight! 😉

  3. Monty

    April 17, 2013 at 10:13

    Definitely succes.
    Congrats for your blogs first birthday!

    Stay calm and keep going!


    • Burkhard

      April 18, 2013 at 16:36

      Thank you, Stefan. Although it already was the second birthday. 😉

  4. The Angry Lurker

    April 18, 2013 at 06:43

    It’s always a success of some kind, we all do it to some degree my friend and congrats on the achievements…which is success as well!

    • Burkhard

      April 18, 2013 at 16:38

      Fran, I guess you are right there… three and a half month is better than nothing! 😛 Thank you for the kind words, too!

  5. Dean

    April 18, 2013 at 22:23


    Success – always. Always a reason for everything. May not seem so at the time, but eventually. Warm Regards, Dean

    • Burkhard

      April 22, 2013 at 16:21

      Maybe you are right. The one thing that holds true, is that my minis give me happiness. So maybe having more of them is not so bad after all! 😉


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