As I said the other day, I have already begun to set in motion plans for projects I wish to tackle in 2021.
Chief among these is a shift in focus from roleplaying games to tabletop wargames.
I'm hoping to get the core starter set of Star Wars: Legion, the miniatures skirmish game from Fantasy Flight, for Christmas.
Rather presumptuously, I've already started to stock up on supplementary material (namely 'commander expansions' covering Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso - from Rogue One - as well as 3D printed miniatures of Mando and Baby Yoda, in Legion scale, and a spare set of dice).
I got the extra dice because I've been watching a lot of "how to play" vids and "battle reports" on YouTube, and quite often those using just the basic set have been short of dice to roll at certain key points in their games.
I'm looking to play The Rebellion era of Star Wars timeline, as I grew up on the Original Trilogy, and, as much as I love the jedi knights, I'm not keen on fielding vast armies of droids to oppose them when recreating The Clone Wars era.
I like to personalise each member of my army as far as possible.
And talking of distinct personalities, I got the Rogue One characters because they're my from my favourite Star Wars movie... although, beyond refighting the Battle of Scarif, it might involve some delicate headcanon gymnastics to actually justify fielding them in multiple battles.
But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
I also wanted an idea of what the figures were like to assemble (they look very straight-forward, like the simple old Games Workshop plastics I used to stick together decades ago).
I have great plans for 2021 to be a more 'hands-on' year.
For instance, as well as putting the miniatures together, I want to make use of the "crafting area" Rachel has set aside in the garden room to get back to my old hobby of scratch-building scenery from found objects, discarded pieces of model kits, and junk found around the house.
I used to love doing this, but somehow drifted away from it in recent years - despite having several plastic crates full of "useful tat" that has long been earmarked for recycling as part of a battlefield layout.
The plan is to get my act together (I know I've said this before) and chart my progress - via HeroPress - in jerry rigging these DIY piece of terrains, to keep me focused on Legion once I've glued the miniatures together and dispatched them for painting.
That's the plan anyway.