2015 was an exciting year, with a major house move and a new job situation. It also brought new wargaming opportunities in the form of my new mates Sigur and Virago, who not only provided memorable games but who also incited me to plunge into new projects. Thanks guys, I’m looking forward to continuing our gaming in 2016!
So, what are the plans for the new year?
First and foremost, I want to continue with the ACW. I really got captivated by the period and for someone who loves exotic theatres and units as much as I the Civil War has lots to offer. I’ve been reading up on Native American troops as well as on riverine warfare and even more exotic stuff, which also gave me some hare brained ideas for scratch building… I’ll only say ‘Balloon Corps’! Terrible Sharp Sword is great fun and if we’re lucky, Sharp Practice 2 will come along this year, so lot’s of reasons to keep going on this front.
Then there is the French Foreign Legion for Chain of Command. I’ve assembled some literature and started painting, but I’m not happy with the basing yet. However, I want to get at least one platoon and some support done so I can finally have a game without borrowing troops from Sigur or Virago.
Those guys also got me into doing a 10mm fantasy project. Virago wants to play a campaign based on Mighty Empires, using simple rules such as Hordes of the Things to play out the battles. I got myself some Pendraken Dwarfs for Christmas, so let’s hope they are finished soon so we can start an epic fantasy shuffle.
Speaking of fantasy, I’ll also continue to paint the HeroQuest figures I found on my in-law’s attic. I’ve supplemented them with some female adventurers from TheDiceBagLady and already ponder about what I could do with them apart from playing HeroQuest… let’s see when I will succumb to the lure of shiny fantasy skirmish rules.
Best laid plans… Considering the fact that my job will be quite demanding for the year, I’ll take it easy and won’t make myself too much pressure. I have, however, entered The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge for the first time – not to compete with the big guys, but to use it as a sort of painting log with a motivating community. I’ve set myself the goal of 200 points, so let’s see how I will do.
Of course, the regular series on Wargaming Warrior Women will be continued and there is also a special secret gaming project I’m planning, so I hope you’ll stay tuned!