I did manage to make it to the Devon Wargames Christmas Big Bash, which was fun. Arranged and managed by Nick I think he did a marvellous job of using a 2 player game system to cater for 16 players! Fun was had by all I believe and the valiant Brits saw off the Saxon invaders. I didn't play but helped Nick a bit with running it, mainly by sitting in and guiding the table of 4 new(ish) players. See the DWG blog for a good report with some decent pictures.
Too Fat Lardies have brought out a campaign supplement for Sharp Practice 2, and very good it is too. It reads well and will make for some interesting games in the future. I may have to bump my 28mm ACW forces up the painting list.....maybe.
It has some nice ideas for different types of mini-campaigns and adds some "oddities" to the game as well.
Right, as it's nearly the end of the year I am going to sit down and work out exactly what I want to get painted and based to use for next year. I am a quintissential wargames butterfly with the attention span of a gold fish, so I am intending to concentrate on a few things next year and mainly focus any expenditure on terrain and the like. So the aims are
- Finish off the Dark Ages figures I have and make up enough forces for larger games. I do need to get a bit more cavalry for this...and maybe some Picts......maybe.
- Paint up the 15mm Cold War British, Russian and German forces I have bought already. I need a few support bits to finish these off but the majority is bought
- Finish up basing the 15mm buildings I have here already. I still have several houses, a church and a factory that need basing up.
- Do my Perrys 28mm ACW forces for SP2, as mentioned above
See how long that plan lasted!!!! It's pathetic really isn't it? :(
Anyway, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and I'll catch up next week hopefully with an update of what I got and how it has totally scewed my plans up. Oh, and I will be a year older on Sunday too, the scarey thing is I will be 48 and am still the youngest of the Chuckadice group!