The moment of realisation was while reviewing my gaming stats* for this year. Of my top 10 most played games, only 4 have been played more than 3 times (and 2 of these are boardgames). Then it gets worse when you take into account that the 12 games of 30K I have played so far this year, means that the game has broken into my top 10 most played games of the whole last 5 years at number 8 of all places. Looking at my individual collections, my Baratheon army, that I spent months painting, has seen the table 8 times and that is one of my most played armies.
*I find them interesting, so don't judge me too harshly.
So, what does this all mean? While, I know there are going to be more than a few people reading this saying, 'so what? Just enjoy your hobby', and I do agree with that statement, I do also need to focus on what I own and what I enjoy. Ignoring boardgames** and games that I join in that someone else is running, I want to test a 6 rulesets and 10 armies gaming rule. In my head, I want to run this for the whole of 2019, but I suspect that setting 6 games and 10 armies at the start of a year, won't be flexible enough to deal with a year's worth of gaming, so I might review the numbers and/or the time period as I go, but I will try to 'demo' my theory for the last few months of 2018.
**Board games don't count
So my 6 games will be:
- Sharp Practise
- Lion Rampant
- Lord of the Rings (going to include Battle Companies in this)
- Going to cheat here and leave the 6th open
- Bloodbowl Humans
- Bloodbowl Halflings
- Sons of Horus
- Napoleonic British
- Napoleonic French
- Uruk Hai
- Cheating again, I am afraid.
In other news last night, bouyed up by how simple some else running a game seemed, I organised a game of Sharp Practise with my un-used Napoleonic collection, and it actually went ok. I was much rustier on the rules than I had realised and there were some cheat sheets that the Writtle Warriors used that I really need to get my hands on, but it was really good fun.
Because of that, I have a handful of extra models in the post to even out my sides a bit but this is a game I look forward to playing more reguarly.
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