I've played and/or run a large number of games this year -- 28 with my local wargaming group, 1 at the small HUBCON convention in Hattiesburg, 5 at our regional Bayou Wars convention in New Orleans, 4 at the 1st Annual Colonial Barracks convention in New Orleans, 1 rules play test with Lord Sterling, and 1 rules play set with my son. That comes to 40 games!!
I've painted 383 "Olley" points of figures and equipment, plus 8 25/28mm sized buildings, and a number of trees. Figures have included Seven Years War era imagi-nations, French and Indian War, Between the Wars Back of Beyond, Victorian colonial Darkest Africa, African animals, and "Pulp" fiction. It has been a fairly busy painting year with a high in April of 91 points and a low in October of 3 points. By the way, an "Olley" point, for the uninitiated, is one foot figure, one rider, one mount/animal, or one gun or wagon.
Our group's last game of the year was fought today, Saturday, December 31. "Electric" Ed ran an introduction to Uncharted Seas for us. I commanded on of the Orc flotillas. Even though our side lost, by a slim margin, I beat up on my opponent's Dwarf flotilla.
|My Orc flotilla - one battleship, one assault battlecruiser, three cruisers, and three frigates|
|As one of my cruisers rams a dwarf cruiser, the other two bombard him. We sank this one!|
There will be a battle report soon on the Jackson Gamers blog. Big John will also be posting pictures on his Nomadic Old School Gamer's blog once he gets back to Arkansas tomorrow.
And to all my readers, I would like to wish you are yours a healthy and prosperous new year. And here are some fireworks to close out the year.
|A Fire Rainbow|
|The Northern Lights|
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!