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2013 - what will it hold?

In my last post I reviewed my wargaming efforts for 2012.

 Now it the time to project what I would like to do for 2013.

 A few project will be continued over into this year, namely my 28mm Vietnam campaign and the one I started at the end of last year, my 1920's Gangster setting.

 I still have a Vietnam game set up waiting to be played - hay fever saw my plans for playing on boxing day go out the window and the next thing I know it is the first of January.

"Mad Dogs with Guns", the 1920's Gangster game, will progress as I paint more miniatures and make some scenery. I am currently making a building for the game, a kind of prototype, and it if works I will not only be able to make scenery for the Gangsters, but also use it for zombie games and even super heroes.

 I will post photos of it once I have finished it.

 Strange Aeons is a must - lots of figures actually painted up, so I just need to play the game.

 I would like to get a game or two in of Wild West, but I really want to make some sandy based tiles for the game first.

If I can get a big enough playing area I would like to play with the Modern jets I have, and even get some WW2 dogfights in.

 WW2 in the form of Bolt Action skirmished is on the cards. I can probably put up a section vs section game already, or at least come close to it, so that is something to work on.

Sci-Fi - one of the big fails for last year was the purchase of some Defiance games Marines and Bugs.  After about three months my order arrived, but the bugs were missing parts. IF the replacement parts that were promised ever arrive I intend to do a 28mm Bug hunt game.

I should probably focus on the figures I already have, but I am tempted to put together a 15mm sci-fi skirmish game. I think I might resist this one for the moment.

 I do have the makings of an 18mm Seven years war Prussian army lying around, and I might paint these up as an Imagi-nation, but that isn't a priority. I might consider selling the figures.

What I do want to do is to go through my pile of lead and sell off anything that isn't really a feasible project. This will not only give me some cash to splash on the hobby, but tidy up the place a bit.

No doubt something shiny will come along to distract me, but my key focuses will be 28mm game for Vietnam, 1920s (gangsters and strange aeons) and WW2. These three are fairly realistic and achievable for the year.

 Oh, and if I can't get a zombie game in I am planning another "Play By Blog" zombie game. Anyone interested can read about it on my Zombie wargame blog; the link is in the side panel.


lrqan said...

Good Luck in the new year, pal.

Mathyoo said...

Happy new year Shelly!

And I am interested in a review of the bugs and marines, so when you get them, post some pictures and opinions, please :D

Beccas said...

Happy New Year

Simon Q said...

Happy New Year buddy, Look forward to seeing your projects this year

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Happy New Year Johnno!

Strange Aeons is really great, you'll love it. I just finished some really creepy terrain for it (pics on the blog). Its so versatile you can go anywhere you want with it.

best wishes for 2013 mate!

Shelldrake said...

Thanks Boss, and Happy New Year to you and your Family.

I kind of consider myself a 'plank owner' of Strange Aeons as I bought the lot not long after it was released and before it gained a lot of followers.

I just need to play more games of it.