2017 hobby wise has been a really a good year with lots going on. In the AHPC 7 I completed my Mahdist forces for the Sudan - This years through Challenge 8 while not completing everything else it will leave me with only the last dregs of it to do.
5 years after starting I played out the Battle of El Teb with the guys from the Old Guard club .
I took a Sudan game on tour as well at Hammerhead and both Partisan shows and had a load of fun playing and talking to people.
The loose association that is the Old Guard wargame club continues to thrive and we have managed a meet up every 4-6 weeks through the year for a days gaming - and I have made most of them .The Club project we did of the 10mm ACW game we put on in November felt like a good achievement. We are trying to work out a 2018 project at the moment - but its like herding cats ... with dementia...
|Jame,me, John,Martin,Pete,Angus, Steve - "The Old Guard"|
the new man cave has come to fruition
|The business end - plenty of painting space|
|completed with a gaming table! - more business to be done on this during this year|
I also attended the Crisis show - again meeting up with a bunch of friends around the blog-o-sphere - i will be back there next year.
|i agree with Curt the venue does look like bombed out U boat pen.|
|Me, RobP, ChristoperS, JakeK, Jerry & Christine Miller, Nick, Curt and Mikef|
|Curt, Chris,Nick,Stefan and Sid|
As for 2018 - plans are:-
Painting and modelling
1- get the last major units fro the Sudan collection done
2- Do some confederate ACW for my 10mm - and maybe bump up the Union forces too.
3- The 1/300th modern forces that have been massed to get some games in - first one planned 13th Jan
4- Complete a 15mm WW2 American force.
Shows and Gaming
1) Regular gaming with the Old Guard - look like Wings of Glory WW1 and WW2 will feature here. - i will run a couple of large games for the lads too.
2)- attend the Crisis show and Battleground - not sure at all about others due to date clashes by the look if it.
3) Sort out running the full big Sudan game
As for other things , i am sure dealing with newly arrived grandson Harry James will provide plenty of other distractions - i was told "please don't turn him into a geek!" - my mission over the next years is of course clear!
Happy New Year - everyone!