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2012 in review

According to an end of 2011 post about my intended projects for 2012 (as seen here: link ) I seemed to have about a 50% success rate if you include adding to the lead pile.

On my planned to do list was:

 1/600 modern jet game - I added to the collection of planes, but didn't run with what I had. The main reason for this is I don't have a big enough table to play a decent game.  Yes, the planes are 1/600 scale, but I want enough room to manoeuvre and to set up out side of weapons range.

 I will revisit this IF I ever get a playing area the size I want.

18mm Napoleonic - nope didn't do a thing here with my own collection, but did play a game using my friends collection.

28mm Vietnam War - the big success of 2012 for me. I have painted ALL of my combatant forces, but still need to paint up my civilians. I do need to make some extra scenery for the game, so I intend to put this on the 2013 to do list.

28mm Modern Africa - I am glad I didn't pump any money into this one. It was supposed to be a joint project, but I would have been left holding the baby on this. I did paint up my RLI for the Rhodesian bush war, so I might get some enemy forces from Eureka to play this one solo, but I will hold off to see if any more figures in the range are released first.

 I still want to do a modern African setting as I have an imagi-nation already set up. I might do it in 15mm or 20mm if I can find the figures I want.

7TV/7ombietv - I like the rules, but think it would be more fun to play with fellow gamers rather than solo, so most likely I will never do anything with this.

28mm WW2 - painted up all of my Aussies and Chinese and played a few games with them. This alternative history is on hold due to a lack of figures being made for the Chinese, so I will return my focus to Europe WW2. I have a pack of Warlord Games plastic Germans and British to build and paint, plus I want to get the Russians so I can play my alternative history 1945 setting.

28mm Wild West - I didn't play any games, but I did add to the pile of lead for my games. I want to get a few games up of 'The Rules With No Name' if I can this year, even if it is solo.

Mongoose Star Trek - I  bought the rules, but the cost of the ships is a bit too high for me to play this game. That is the price of a film license I guess. I could print out my own ship counters if I could be bothered, but I would be playing the game solo, so not worth the effort.

Zombies - added to my lead pile, but didn't play a game. My main focus for 2012 with zombies was the play by blog game.  I wonder what I will do with zombies in 2013...

Strange Aeons - added to the book and lead pile. I did paint up some new figures, but didn't post photos for some weird reason. I hope to get at least one game in of Strange Aeons in 2013.

Super Heroes - I purchased some figures, made some super heroes for the rules I have, but a lack of scenery stopped this one from getting any legs. I might revisit this from time to time, but it isn't a priority.

Things I did that were not on the list:

Fantasy Dungeon Crawl - this was on my blog and I actually did something with it, but need to paint more figures and finish my dungeon tiles before I can play.

Gangsters - Purchased some figures and painted them! I need to make scenery for this game before I can seriously get a campaign up and running. I really like the setting, so want to put some effort in to this.

Special Mention:

 Bolt Action - A set of WW2 rules for platoon/Company level play. A lot of people bagged the shite out of this before it came out, and continued to do so after it was released. I like the rules a lot. They are very easy to play and simple enough that you don't have to constantly look up rules to know what you are doing.

 And best of all, the rules are very flexible so that you can adapt them to almost any time period you might want to play. I will talk about this more in future posts.

So, that is a quick review of what I had planned to do in 2012, and what I actually did.

 My next post will be my thoughts on 2013.


Lord Siwoc said...

And blogging! Running games of zombie madness for some of us bloggers!

Cheers for that!

The Extraordinarii said...

Good review of things done Shelldrake, Hope next year for you is a hobby success.

lrqan said...

Great review. Lots done and an ever growing lead mountain. Keep up the good work and thanks for the play by blog game.

Simon Q said...

I had a simliar year to be honest achieved about half my goals also. Have you though about getting some micro machine ships for Star Trek may be a little cheaper.

Shelldrake said...

Thanks for the heads up on the micro machines! I didn't know they existed... I will investigate this option closely now :-D