Sunday, 31 December 2017

2017 a review

First off I just want to thank everyone who follows this blog. Your comments are appreciated so thanks again and I hope 2018 is a good year for you all.

So onto the review. On the painting front this has been a very productive year. At about the end of July I had high hopes of painting well over 1000 figures but found my painting time much reduce when the family increased with a new dog. Still 990 figures painted is a good total, broken down as follows

12 x 15mm artillery
528 x 15mm infantry
315 x 15mm mounted
1 x 28mm artillery
125 x 28mm infantry
9 x 28mm mounted

So what did I actually paint? The bulk of the year has been spent on the Great Northern War. I added some extra troops to the Swedes and completed both a Danish and Polish army.

For other periods I painted up some figures for Rogue Stars as well as some Dwarves for my old warhammer army. I then moved on to some 28mm Napoleonic, putting together an Austrian force for Sharp Practice.

On the gaming front there have been a couple of notable games. The main one being a re fight of Klissow. Definitely one crossed off the bucket list. There were also the final 2 battles of a campaign against Mick for the WSS which brought it to a close and victory to me. Finally there were a couple of games of warhammer 3rd edition, very nostalgic and gave me a real buzz.

Finally this year I seem to have settled on a set of rules for the Napoleonic wars, General d'armee. I really like  these rules and I'm looking forward to getting some more games in next year.

Looking ahead for next year I have a planned GNW campaign against Mick, Still a couple of units to finish off. I am also looking to put together a Russian force for the GNW. I see this as more long term,  I'll just keep adding a few units every now and then and see what I end up with. I also quite fancy a change from horse and musket back to ancients with some 15mm Romans for Caesar's conquest of Gaul. No doubt I will get side tracked by something else.

Have a great New Year everyone.


Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

All the best Scotty.

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Dave. Same to you and all the family

Phil said...

Happy New Year Scott!

Michał Kucharski said...

Many fun from hobby in 2018 sir! :)

Rodger said...

Happy New Year Neil!

Neil Scott said...

Same to you Phil

Neil Scott said...

Thank you

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Rodger. All the best to you

Michael Mills said...

Happy New Year Neil!

Neil Scott said...

And the same to you

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Impressive total! Happy New Year Scotty!


Neil Scott said...

Thanks Christopher and happy New year to you

Paul Robinson said...

Have a great 2018 Neil.

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Paul and the same to you