But I'm a (pretty terrible) army hopper, switching from one game and army to another. It's not really my experience to work on just a single project, despite my admiration for people who can. But if I just say something like "I'll spend $15 after two weeks of dieting," what is to stop me from doing it anyways? I buy stuff all the time (the joy of having a job that pays a pretty good income).
No, I think the best thing to do is the following:
- Pick one army to build up over the next year, buy the core troops normally and save the "special" stuff for the dieting awards
- When I start running out of steam, switch to a couple of alternative projects like my son's HOTT lizardmen army or the 28 Numidians still in their package
- Don't buy anything that isn't in the project
That means I will probably be setting aside ideas like doing A Very British Civil War or the Siege of Malta this year. Now to just figure out what the project will be.
On a related note, today people brought in a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a chocolate cream pie, but I'm holding strong.