Monday, 12 January 2009

A Happy New Year

Well like everything else on this blog it's a bit late, but nevertheless I wish a belated happy New year to everyone.

Traditionally this is the time to review progress, cut out the dead wood, and stride forward reinvigorated to a new beginning. Well something like that.

As a record of the creation of a Marlburian army this blog has been a pretty spectacular failure. There is alas, no Marlburian Army to record.

I have simply failed to get it off the ground. In many ways this is hard to understand. I had an interesting project, wonderful figures, a well thought out plan. I think the reason is that I failed one of Phil Olley's rules for a successful project. I didn't get anything completed quickly. For a variety of reasons, I was unable to actually get paint onto units in the first half of the year. Inevitably interest wained and I now regard getting the figures out as a chore.

So pack it up for a year or two, learn the lessons and move on.

On the positive side I bought more than a dozen books on this interesting period and I started this blog, which I have enjoyed doing and has brought an interest and camaraderie in the doings of other 'bloggers'.

Not a tragedy but not a success either so no pictures. just drawing a line

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The painter rose and twitched his mantle blue
tomorrow fresh woods and pastures new.

4 comments:

Der Alte Fritz said...

John, I would say that your year was fairly successful. You may not have hit your original goals, but you made a lot of interesting posts throughout the year. It also looks like you have painted a number of Imagination army units a la Sittangbad games. Perhaps the wargame gods are steering you in the Peter Young/Charles Grant direction.

Fitz-Badger said...

Looks like the diversions took over! lol
No worries, though. You have had plenty of interesting posts and cool pictures of miniatures.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I've picked up a few WSS volumes myself . . . I would appreciate, if you feel up to it, your impressions of the various volumes you read . . . what was useful, what read well, what didn't really add anything, etc.


-- Jeff

Grimsby Mariner said...

I've got to agree about the not getting things done quickly point. I'm struggling through my GNW project and the Swedes are becoming a chore - even more so when you know that the maker has not released the remianing figures and that means the project completion date is unknown.
All the same I do enjoy reading your blog and hope that it continues for a long time yet.