There's a reason for this. First of all, I packed up my house for a move.. then some boxes arrived from Australia, and work, and putting up shelves, and organising a new roof for the shed so my figs don't get rained on.
But I haven't been entirely idle. So time for some updates. First of all, there may have been a few purchases.. main ones, building out yet more AWI in 28mm, a few sneaky 15mm WW2,
a Jacobite 1745 Kickstarter,
(Not this guy, he was a door giveaway at Targe a couple of years back I think.)
filling out my Normandy forces for UK/Commonwealth & German Forces, which may have involved additional vehicles.
as well as some extra squads and supports.. Then there were some 15mm Ancients, planned for Warfare 2019, oops, and I may have accidentally bought some 28mm Early War French. I also picked up a bargain 28mm WW2 USMC squad... but then I would have to buy Japanese and some more USMC etc.. no.. Oh and buildings for the Medieval period...
Anyway. I would have to do a bit of an audit. I shall think about it.
Painting - got busy and finished a whole bunch of AWI jump off points, civilians and some additional units for Sharp Practice 2. Then a couple more squads for Chain of Command, supports, and vehicles. In between, I finished some terrain for AWI Sharp Practice, and made progress on a whole lot of Normandy buildings. Lots more to do in this space.
The club has been busy - I didn't step back fast enough so now I am secretary. Not so bad when you win awards for 'T in the Park'.
I've run a few games, including one giant multi-player AWI SP2 game based on Le Cedres,
I thought it went pretty well, and when Charles Grant tells you he really enjoyed it and donates you a box of Hessians..
Well, it does give you that warm inner glow doesn't it?
Though he would really rather be running 7 Years War..
So now the AWI project continues but I am also running some simple Chain of Command games to introduce other local players to the rules.
I fitted in a game of Crusader.. not hugely enthused by the rules, they do seem a bit old school, but after borrowing a copy I did source a Lulu copy for myself. Spectacular in 28mm, but I can't see me doing a lot of 28mm Ancients. We also managed a few fun 'quick and dirty' Airfix Battles games...
All in all, it has just been too hectic. Let's hope next year is paced with a little more leisure and less frenetic activity.