The first step is always the hardest one. Unless it is off a sheer cliff, in which case it will likely be the only one. Anyway, since I am tying to break the habit of not winning, I am trying some new things in my games. I'm not talking models (although that will certainly be part of it), but rather, I am going to take better notes on my games - my list, my opponents list, what I did right, and (most importantly) what I did wrong.
So, yesterday, I got in a 25-pt game. I wanted to try some stuff for the journeyman league this week, and my opponent wanted to try the newest incarnation of Makeda. I'll post more on it tonight (and hopefully another game or two today), but I do feel reasonably confident that making a note to myself to not, for example, forget about Backswing on Steelhead Cavalry is probably going to be useful. Obviously, if I play them enough, it will become second nature to me, but I need to decide on at least a faction in the next couple of months if I really want to get some quality games with them before AdeptiCon next year.
(Yes, I am looking toward next year. Believe it or not, while I may have some impulse control issues when it comes to amassing quantities of lead and plastic, I am more than capable of taking a long-term planning approach. And, right now, my sights are set on Lombard, IL next year.)