To those few who actually read this blog, thank you and I hope you and your families have a great New Year. So how did 2022 go on a wargaming front. Well I did just fall short of hitting my aim of 1000 painted figures in a year. It did start well but tailed off as the darker nights closed in and I found the enthusiasm for painting deserted me. So numbers of what I actually painted:
- 6mm Foot - 108
- 6mm Artillery - 4
- 6mm Vehicles - 33
- 10mm Foot - 136
- 10mm Vehicles - 23
- 10mm Mounted - 15
- 28mm Artillery - 2
- 28mm Foot - 500
- 28mm Monster - 10
- 28mm Mounted - 27
- 28mm Vehicles - 8
- 28mm Scenery - 60
I am a bit alarmed that 15mm figures are absent from the list. This is actually may favourite scale. Think I will need to rectify that in 2023. Once again a large number of 28mm completed again (this does bring storage issues). So what did I actually paint? The year started off completing my Colonial troops for The Men who would be Kings, really need to play more of this. I also dusted off some 10mm Warmaster figures which had sat in a box for too many years. My SCW collection also got a few more additions, before I kicked off the main project for the year with The Back of Beyond. I now have Brits, Turks and Bolsheviks at a playable level. Hopefully Wargames Atlantic will release their Russians this year and I can start on the Whites. I also added some US Cavalry and Indians to the Old West collection, then a slight divergence into Epic scale to have some fun gaming with Mechs. At the end of the year I saw a return to Blood Bowl, I managed to complete 7 new teams to give me plenty of choice. Rounding the year off by expanding my 10mm Modern collection.
My aim had been to start no new projects in 2022. I did so well until December, until picking up a team for Striker and some 10mm Seven Years war figures from Pendraken ready for 2023.
Gaming wise, I feel quite lucky being part of a club which allows me to get regular games each week. There is quite an eclectic mix of members always willing to give any period or rules at least a go. Membership also increased to 8 full time members and a couple of part timers.
I haven't made any concrete plans yet for 2023 apart from the Seven Years War. I do have a hankering for some Trojan wars skirmish, but no doubt when I attend the York show something will catch my eye and I'll over indulge as usual.
Hopefully see you all again in 2023, Have a Happy New Year.