Mercenary Miniatures would like to wish all of you a happy and safe new year!
As a company we set our sights on continuing our growth from last year. We aren’t the type of company that looks at sales figures and projections, we look at what we did and what impact we played on the tabletop wargaming community. Last year we helped with Adepticon‘s Bolt Action tournament by providing a German Subpen board to play on, at Operation Sting 2015 we brought the sub pen and debuted a German experimental weapons facility board. Chris ran monthly Bolt Action tournaments at Draxtar Games in Batavia, IL and co-ran the Warhammer tournament at Dragonfall.
As 2016 is now upon us we want to take a moment for each of us to share our retrospective of 2015
This year on my end has been very marketing oriented. With the further development of our podcast, Windy City Wargaming and the constant upkeep of relations with local retailers, rounded out with growing the Mercenary Miniatures commission painting customer base, it’s been a busy year.
2015 has been a rollercoaster of ideas and ambition. We’ve laid out a lot of our ground work for our production process for our upcoming product lines. We’ve met many new people both at events and through the amazing internet communities, and I’ve painted plenty of models, played games way too little. I spent a good amount of time working on the backend of our website, working out our new logo and all of our graphics. We procured a 3D printer to assist in prototyping and spent way too much time sitting on a chair watching the 3D printer work as I marveled at today’s technology. I managed to get the opening title sequence for our youtube channel finalized just in time for the new year. And lastly, We closed out Windy City Wargaming with the announcement of a new biweekly release schedule for new episodes.
A new year and a new set of challenges, here’s what we see for the future of Mercenary Miniatures and Windy City Wargaming
My goals for 2016 are to continue making positive strides with the podcast and growing both Windy City Wargaming and Mercenary Miniatures reputations in the hobby community. As of right now, I will be running the Warhammer 40k GT at the second Dragon-Fall in the autumn of 2016 and will be attending Adepticon where I will be submitting at least one model into Crystal Brush, if not just for exposure.
The new year has many new opportunities for us, we have big plans and big ambitions, I’ve already cleared my schedule for Adepticon, Operation Sting, and Dragonfall. I may not be participating in all events but I will be present for them. I am looking to attend little wars and some other conventions in the new year. I have plenty of time committed to getting our products up on the website and ready to aid everyone in the community. I want to see Mercenary Miniatures start working with some charities to give back as much love and support that we have received since our early days in 2014. I look forward to plenty of great times in 2016
And I vow to do my best to make my posts less of a rambling collection of loosely related sentences and form a more coherent train of thought in 2016!
Thank you for all of your support,
Chris Pawl, Ryan Miller, and Mark Halberg