2011 – Wargaming Neutral Year!

First, a Happy New Year to everyone! By now I think all timezones should be there! This is just a short post to announce formally my ‘master plan’ for 2011. I posted about this originally back in July but have only just summoned up the courage to do it, and it makes sense to start with a New Year. People talk of going Carbon Neutral and the like, so for me 2011 will be Wargaming Neutral Year! I intend to make my hobby self financing and use this to drive my painting. The full rules are on the main Wargaming Neutral page above where I will chronicle my progress over the year.

The core of the idea is that I can’t buy more lead unless I’ve painted the equivalent amount. And I can’t spend any money unless I sell wargames related stuff or get given cash. But even having the funds doesn’t mean anything unless I have the credits to buy the lead!

I’ve bought far too much over the last year, most is unpainted and I have a lot that I know I will NEVER paint. I intend to sell as much as I can (lead and books for ‘dead’ projects) to fund any new purchases. To be honest I don’t want to be buying much. The main purpose is to drive my painting along so I complete some projects. I added the 10 Credits for a completed game with AAR. This lets me get some credit for getting off my arse and actually gaming rather than talking/blogging about it!

So that’s my plan for 2011. I may actually get some credits up tonight as I have some samples figures nearly done for the ‘Savage Swans’!

Here’s to a productive and ‘neutral’ 2011!

1 thought on “2011 – Wargaming Neutral Year!”

  1. Good luck, Andy. I hope you manage this. I could really do with doing something similar but will probably settle for returning to my project-oriented goal system instead to clear the lead mountain.

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