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Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016

I would like to wish my regular blog readers and their families a very Happy New Year, and here’s hoping for a fantastic 2016.

So where did 2015 go?  It only seems like yesterday that I was doing my new year's resolutions.

Towards the end of 2015  I kinda felt  that I wasn't getting anywhere or achieving any of the goals  I had set myself. So 2016 has to be without doubt more focused and priority given the projects I really care about.

So towards those goals the first part of the year I'm going to concentrate on finishing off a few units  for AWI So I can start playing with friends and exactly the same for my ACW armies  they just need highlighting and basing.

And for the biggie this year, To be honest I have been all over with my World War II Project I've collected a bit of this a bit of that and because of this I've got absolutely nowhere.  So I shall the sorting out everything that is not focused on the projects I am doing and selling it.

So I'm going to concentrate on the battle Stalingrad I will need to build early war German forces.And a considerable amount of buildings and scenery.

Plans for 2016 as follows:

10mm Caesars Gallic War Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

10mm English Civil War (ECW) Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

10mm French Indian War (FIW) Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

10mm American War of Independence (AWI) Project

I am hoping to start painting a few more regiments and some artillery for this project at the start of the year so that I am able to actually play some games with my friends from the Grimsby Wargames Society.

10mm Texas War of Independence (TWI) Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

10mm American Civil War (ACW) Project

A lot of people who follow this blog will already know that the American Civil War is one of my favourite periods. And since I hired a professional painter I now have two completed armies which only need highlighting and basing.

10mm Anglo Zulu War (AZW) Project

As I'm pretty pleased with the results from Turbil Miniatures. I'm going to hire them to complete my 2000 Plus Zulus.

10mm World War II (WWII) Project

10mm Aliens Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

10mm Starship Troopers Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

10mm The War of the Worlds Project

I don't have any plans for this project during the coming year.

Making Scenery & Terrain

I fully intend to be extremely active in this department this year I am intending  on trying to recreate Stalingrad I'm part of my efforts to be more focused.

Wargaming Buildings




This is probably something you should keep an eye on as I fully intend clearing out all of the stuff which is not  fully focused on the projects  I'm doing. (If you want a bargain)  

A look back at 2015:

10mm Caesars Gallic War Project

I have bought a few books from eBay but haven't painted any new units I'm pretty happy with the Gallic army.

Since the completion of my army I have managed to get a number of games in using Warlords Hail Caesar rules  Which I think produce an extremely realistic game.  However not a particularly fun game for the Celts as it's virtually impossible to win.  However our group I've come up with a number of modifications which we believe make it more playable the Celts.

10mm English Civil War (ECW) Project

All I've actually achieved for this particular project is buying books,  From eBay that bloody place is so addictive

10mm French Indian War (FIW) Project

Absolutely nothing

10mm American War of Independence (AWI) Project

 I started with good intentions early on in the year however as with all wargamers I am extremely easily sidetracked and only managed to get   43rd, 52nd Regiment of Foot and some Grenadiers,  and some odds and ends.

10mm Texas War of Independence (TWI) Project 

Absolutely nothing

10mm American Civil War (ACW) Project

Like many other wargamers I found myself with way too many projects on the go and not enough hours in the day complete anything.  So I decided to hire a professional figure painter.

10mm Anglo Zulu War (AZW) Project

Absolutely nothing

10mm World War I (WWI) Project

This project is officially closed it's unfortunate as I had both British and German armies ready to play but I just could not find a set of Rules that I liked.

So I decided  sell these on eBay so hopefully somebody else is going to get some fun out of them.

10mm World War II (WWII) Project

Unfortunately World War II has hardly seen anything done at all it's a shame as this is one of my favourite periods.

10mm Aliens Project

Absolutely nothing

10mm Starship Troopers Project

Absolutely nothing

10mm The War of the Worlds Project

Absolutely nothing

Making Scenery & Terrain

As for making scenery and terrain it's been a pretty poor year to be honest which is a shame as this is 1 of my favourite parts of the Hobby.

Wargaming Buildings

I have painted a number of buildings and scenery pieces which I have bought from other manufacturers or eBay.

Pendraken Painting Competition

Pendraken painting challenge 2015 is always something I look forward to participating in. And this year's was no exception there was some fantastic entries.

For Sale

I've sold an awful lot of books during the last part of the year, and a few armies and models.