Saturday, 31 December 2022

2022 in Review

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.


pancerni said...

I always look at the unfinished pile more than the painting done. Your list is pretty good' I am jealous of the 500 foot in 28mm! More than my total output for the year.

If you played in some good games, be happy it's not 2020 or even 2021 staring back at you from the calendar wall.

Neil Scott said...

Thankfully my unpainted pile is low. I've also been lucky with plenty of good games

rross said...

That's a pretty impressive number of painted figures Scotty. Weekly gaming is a real bonus too! I look forward to following you again in 2023!

Jonathan Freitag said...

I agree with the others. This is a big body of painted figures for the year. I look forward to watching your 10mm SYW project develop.
Happy New Year!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Keith, weekly gaming is a definite plus

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Jonathan, can't wait to get started on the syw stuff

Matt Crump said...

Looks like a Productive year Neil, across different periods and scales, lots more stuff to get into battle in 2023 👍

Gonsalvo said...

I'd concur; a very solid year of gaming and painting. Starting a 7YW project is a pretty big undertaking! :-)

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Matt, hopefully get most of then on the table this year

Neil Scott said...

I know, looking forward to getting started on it

Michal DwarfCrypt said...

Impressive tear sir!
I don't now why don't add you to blog list ( muły apologies).
I did it and will see all new post :-)
Best regards

Independentwargamesgroup said...

Quite a productive year I see. Well done and like you I expect to get sidetracked at York by some shiney new toys I dont need.

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Michal

Neil Scott said...

Cheers, I can't wait for York