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Cadian Shock 2021 Review

A breakdown of my hobby in 2021...


Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes

Back at the start of 2020, I completed my Cadian Shock Review 2020, and 2020 was a bit of a mad year for us all. Let us see what 2021 had in store and see if I faired any better hobby-wise than last year.

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Completed Models in 2021

A total of 69 models.

Model counts from all my Year in Review articles;

  • 2019 84 models
  • 2020 10 models
  • 2021 69 models

Completed Models Gallery

The Valkyrie was the first model I painted after I started using my Samtian 60cm Lightbox, I hope it shows! All the lighting and backgrounds on the previous models were a bit random and hit and miss!

I did these during three 100 day Hobby Streaks.

2021 Hobby Goals

After the rocky road of 2020 I set some simple goals for 2021, these were;

  • Write a blog article once a month
  • Paint 5 Characters
  • Paint 5 Vehicles
  • Play A Game Of 40K

Pile of Shame Promise

Once we got into the year a bit more and I had more hobby time – I decided to clear my Pile of Shame. So I guess this is a Hobby Goal, but I did not set out with this goal at the start of the year. Although I suppose we are always trying to clear our Pile of Shame in one way or another? So how has that gone…

You can see my Pile of Shame on Pile of Potential. I started the year with 0% of my models done, I did not actually start tracking my progress on this mammoth task until March 19th of this year.

By July 2nd, halfway through the year, I had done 7% of my total models.

And now we are at the end of the year I am on xx% done. I just completed my 300th day on a Hobby Streak too!

Write A Blog Article Once A Month

Well, this one I did! Here is the first article for each month…

Paint 5 Characters

  1. Sergeant Ripper Jackson
  2. Necron Overlord
  3. Blood Angels Primaris Lieutenant
  4. 2x Masters of Ordnance – Mission completed!
  5. Tempestor Prime – Bonus!
  6. Pask – Bonus!
  7. Rein & Raus – Bonus!
  8. Inquisitor Coteaz – Bonus!
  9. 3x Astropaths – Bonus!
  10. Inquisitor Psyker – Bonus!
  11. Priest – Bonus!
  12. Another Priest – Bonus!

Paint 5 Vehicles

  1. 3x Hades Breaching Drills – does this count as three or one? I am saying one.
  2. 6x Sabre Weapons Platforms – I think this counts as one vehicle, they are pretty small.
  3. 4x Manticores and Deathstrikes – this certainly counts as four! Mission completed!
  4. Valkyrie – Bonus!
  5. Vulture – Bonus!
  6. Taurox – Bonus!
  7. Bane Wolf – plus turrets – Bonus!
  8. Trojan – Bonus!
  9. 2x Leman Russ – Bonus!
  10. Imperial Defence Line and Aegis Defence Line – while not vehicles, they were big and like vehicles – Bonus!

Trojan Timelapse

I made this nifty timelapse of my Trojan coming together, it got over 34,000 views on Instagram!

Play A Game Of 40K

I did it! I have my first game of 40K for 6 months on April 29th against Necrons. A loss, but a fun game! And it was nice to try out the Drills finally along with the Tarantula Batteries.

And then many others, see below…

Hobby Round-Up – Warhammer TV

I made it onto the Warhammer TV Hobby Round-Up in April! Yeah! Such a great achievement for me!

You can view the clip here on Twitch.

Warhammer TV

Warhammer TV

And then it happened again in May!

Hobby Round-Up Take 2!

Hobby Round-Up Take 2!

Battles Of 2021

  1. Necrons vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  2. Black Templars vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  3. Dark Angels vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Draw
  4. Eldar vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  5. Death Guard vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Win
  6. Blood Angels vs Astra Militarum – 500 points – Loss
  7. Blood Angels vs Astra Militarum – 1,000 points – Loss
  8. Blood Angels vs Astra Militarum – 1,750 points – Loss
  9. Dark Eldar vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  10. Iron Hands vs Astra Militarum – 3,000 points – Loss
  11. Eldar vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Win
  12. Death Guard vs Astra Militarum – 1,500 points – Loss
  13. Custodians vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  14. Blood Angels vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  15. Event Game 1 Space Wolves vs Cadians – 2,000 points – Win
  16. Event Game 2 Necrons vs Cadians – 2,000 points – Loss
  17. Event Game 3 Death Guard vs Cadians – 2,000 points – Win
  18. Black Templars vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Draw
  19. Space Wolves vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss
  20. Death Guard vs Astra Militarum – 2,000 points – Loss

The results are;

  • 14 Losses – 70%
  • 4 Wins – 20%
  • 2 Draws – 10%

And that pretty much sums up where the Guard are now in the current rankings of things!

Hobby Goals For 2022

Well, this is a tough thing to think about! Who knows what 2022 will hold for us in terms of time at home or time away from home. But I shall have a stab at putting something down to work towards in 2022;

  • Complete the Gorgon
  • Complete the Crassus
  • Paint all my Bullgryns – 16+
  • Complete my Valhallan Regiment – 60+ infantry and 6 Chimeras
  • Try to do 10 Cadian Infantry between other projects to grind through those

I am also taking part in a year-long Warhammer 40K League in 2022. And for this, I will need a lot of Cadians for by April….


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