Friday, 11 January 2019

Uh oh...

A bit of a whim...but I may have just ruined my life. I played this game for a couple of months back in 2013. We will see what happens.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Return of the Mojo: Stuff on the bench

Two weeks of paternity leave, a week of "end of term" teaching, plus another two weeks of Christmas holiday. It sounds like the perfect time to be productive in the hobby. Last time I had paternity leave I made great strides with my computer gaming. This time, I tried something similar, tried to paint something, but generally have had almost no motivation. After griping about it on The Wargames Website, I decided to actually do something about it, read the responses, and see if I could paint something.

Tonight was the night! I managed to finish my Xenos and Colonial Marines (ultimate badasses). I also did some re-painting and flocked a couple of fields. It felt good to get momentum going again.

The grey vehicles have been disastrously painted police vehicles that have been sitting around for over a year. I just went over them in an effort to restart. Now to Pintrest to find ideas for sleek looking sci-fi police. The blue MLRS has been sat around for the same amount of time. I will just finish it this month.

Xenos and Colonial Marines. Looking forward to getting these into a game. Urge to build indoor terrain rising. Need to buy copious amounts of granny grate.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

2019 Goals and Reflection on the Year.

I made a few goals for 2018. Some I did better on and others I didn't do so hot on. Here is a breakdown of the goals made for 2018:

6mm WW2

I am mostly pleased with this. I have enough infantry painted up so I can field about a platoon each of Germans and Americans. I have some StuGs, Panzer IVs and a Tiger on the German side, which is great. Unfortunately I only have 3 Sherman 76s, which isn't ideal, as such I need to put in an order of normal armour. 

I haven't managed to get any games in though. This is back to the time old issue of not having enough terrain. I have a few buildings, a couple of roads and some hedgerows. I need more though, and I want different ideas for roads. Currently I am in the process of making fields, and today I picked up two more towels with which to make even more of them. I reckon I will be happy with terrain by the summer in order to get a game on the table.

Activities Week

This was a resounding success. I loved running the games, I loved hosting, I loved getting kids into wargaming. I will be doing this again this coming summer. 

Existing Sci Fi Campaigns

The campaigns of Startport Scum and Horizon Wars that I began at the end of 2017 have still amounted to nothing. I haven't played another game on Satomi, or in the Edge of the Storm campaign. At some point these will continue, maybe this year. It is ironic because the two campaigns were going to link together, with the Satomi battles becoming the origin story for one of the Starport Scum characters. It was going to be amazing. 

New Goals for 2019

1. To actually have enough terrain to have a 6mm WW2 battle. This is an absolute priority.
2. Entrench the Wargaming club at work. I haven't done it this autumn. but the guys know it is coming back in January. In this club a number of different games will be played. Already we have done Star Wars Miniatures and Star Wars Pocketmodels.
3. Finally order some more miniatures to build up my WW2 forces.

Other occurrences

The arrival of my third child, a son this time was a highlight.