|One of my favourite Star War ships along with the Falcon, X-wing etc, etc. Got to catch them all.|
It's that time again, the time I wish all my readers a Happy New Year, and thank each and everyone of you for reading my humble musings and leaving comments here for me to read. It really feels like I have friends on the net, and given the amount of stuff that goes down on the net, this is all good. As you can see I received some X-wing stuff and I'm feeling in the mood for more space games, which may mean you'll see pictures of my spaceships at some point. After all I promised to post them some while back (so long ago I can't remember when even!).
|Needed to get this to be able to play with my Rebel Alliance blockade runner. I sense spaceship combat games are in my future.|
As always I'm not making any New Year resolutions, because I know that such things generally are counter productive, unless one is willing to make big changes and drive yourself hard. For me wargaming is my hobby. I do it so that I can escape the real world and relax. Saying that though as I look back over the last year I see I have posted 45 entries to my blog. Not quite once a week, you'll have to check out my other blog for why (my excuse anyway).
I've covered a lot of topics this year, starting with my Daleks size comparison , which turned out to be a very a popular post. I've obviously mention Blast-Tastic on several occasions with a report here and here, and of course I managed to get a page in Miniature Wargames & Battlegames about the show too. Finances allowing, because it costs money to stay in a hotel overnight, which I need to do for a show in Bristol as my rheumatoid arthritis doesn't take kindly to sleep deprivation (or more to the point when I'm tired I don't cope well with the pain), with that caveat in mind my intention is to present another Ogre/GEV again this year at Blast-Tastic.
However, last year was the year of all things Ogre, too many post to link to individually so if you want to see what I did you'll need to click on the Ogre/GEV links under labels. Of course the real big deal for me was seeing my article that gave a comprehensive seven page overview of Ogre and the new Designers Edition from Steve Jackson Games in Miniature Wargames & Battlegames. I have the go ahead from Henry to write up the scenario I've been demonstrating all year, with lots of pictures and ideas for campaigns. However, despite the Ogre/GEV frenzy of 2014 I still managed one post on BattleTech.
What I haven't progressed much is my involvement with Heavy Gear and painting up my VOTOMS, or making up an OPFOR using Dream Pod 9s miniatures. However Xmas saw some Utopian Golems arrive, and I've dusted off my VOTOMS and have them waiting in line to be painted. I also have plans to make up some extra mechs to represent combat armour suits in my trilogy, because that's the way I roll.
Other than that I've been to a few shows: Salute, Warfare and Dragonmeet, but missed SELWG due to a friend coming to visit, and Newbury, which wasn't on, so I couldn't go. So, to finish, I wish everyone a fantastic New Year with lots of fun games.