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2020 Year in Review...nothing but Star Wars....

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So this is my year in review.  It was a strange year, what with working from home since early March.  I initially thought that would mean I'd paint more, but after spending 8+ hours every day sitting 3 feet from my painting desk but working, it really didn't work out that way. Eventually I was able to get some stuff painted so things are working better now.

At the start of the year I decided I wanted to not just pick up some random Star Wars Legion stuff to paint, but to actually play the game.  Unfortunately everything shut down before I could watch a game at the LFGS.

After I got enough prepped at home, my very patient and understanding wife agreed to play some small games so I could sort out the rules.  It must be reasonably fun for her, we just played a game on Monday....

Eventually the store opened up for play again and I got in about a half dozen games before the latest wave hit and put a stop to that.  If all goes well we should be back to playing in a couple weeks.

 

As far as painting:

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That was my output for the year.  I count it as 52 figures (51 bases but the e-Web has two Snowtroopers on the base.....). Not bad at all for me, especially considering it took me two months to paint the first unit of Stormtroopers and I had a big slump during the hot part of the summer where my output was nil.

As you can probably tell, I play Imperials. And, because I'm using the premium bases and painting them, I can only field what I've painted.  So I've been pushing on painting Imperials.  The only rebel unit I've painted is the Rebel Veterans.  The LFGS rain a painting contest online during the shutdown and I figured painting yet more white and black wasn't going to impress....

 

Here is the breakdown:

Rebels:

1 box of Rebel Veterans 

 

Imperials

2 units of Stromtroopers

1 unit of Scout Troopers

2 units of Snowtroopers

1 e-WEB heavy blaster team

2 units of Speederbikes

Darth Vader (the starter box edition)

General Veers

and the Imperial Officer and FX-9 Medical Droid from the Imperial Specialists Personnel Expansion.

 

Looking forward to 2021 I still have a lot of Imperials left to paint. Luckily most are assembled, some are primed and a number of Stormtroopers already have a wash and drybrush done.

This is good because I got the Clone Wars starter for Christmas (awesome wife strikes again!) so I'll be starting to assemble Droids soon....

 

 

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Just wanted to say I really enjoyed watching you paint this year. With the follow system being what it is now I didn't see every update right away but whenever I came across your thread again I thoroughly enjoyed catching up. Love the way you did your snowtroopers too.

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