Well that's 2013 done and dusted, its been a bit of a crazy year, what with both me and Fran being made redundant from our jobs and then having to find a new ones. We've said it before and I'll say it again, we were very lucky, being able to paint at work for the majority of the last 2 years we were there. Back in June we joined the ranks of the normal gamers and painters, painting when we could, which for me was not very often and Fran's only just picked up the brush again and that's only because of the Challenge.
I had, what most would call a reasonable number of figures painted up during the year, but they were drastically down from the previous 2 years.
2011 2012 2013
15mm 1546 2351 1013
20mm 119 40 0
25mm 24 41 26
Buildings 0 14 12
My favorite unit of the year has to be The Earl of Levan's foot regt for the NYW. (In the pic above) It's a Scots regt which you probably guessed due to their bonnets. Unfortunately its not been on the battlefield yet, but hopefully that will be remedied this year! I've added a WIP in 2013 page above, so if you're interested give it a look.
I counted up the number of games I had this year and was quite surprised that it was a lowly 13???? Which I'm very disappointed in, If I was to make a New Years Resolution (which I'm not?) It'd be to get a few more games in this year, and to put on more myself.
My most memorable game was back in January the ACW game The Battle of Snake Hill, the Union gave the dirty Rebs a sound beating, Fran being a dirty Reb made it all the more delightful!
My personal highlight of the year was The Rejects game The Battle of the Boyne at Broadside in June. It was a lot of hard work, but well worth it.
Another highlight was my and Fran's adventure up in the Northern wilderness known to some as Nottingham for the first ever Blog-Con, there we met up with several fellow nutters, for a weekend of fun, pi$$ taking and games! Also loads of Badger baiting!!
Not many down sides, I've already mentioned the loss of our painting heaven job, the only other was me and Postie having figures pinched from the Bring and Buy at Cavalier in Tonbridge back in February.......not a happy bunny!!
Plans for 2014
Afraid there are no real plans for 2014 except, get as many figures painted as I can! As you may have read now own Richard's NYW French army, which will be expanded, and will hopefully be finished by March. I'd like to get my Flodden army and FIW skirmish figures completed, but I won't hold my breath!!. I will be buying the new League of Augsberg skirmish ruleset Donnybrook when they're released this month and I may have to bite the bullet and buy some 25mm Warfare minis.....oh my wallet!!!!! I swore blind I'd never buy into another 25mm period, but as its a small skirmish game I may just go for it!!