Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014

We had a great family day Christmas!  Read Luke's account of the birth of Christ, as is our family tradition, then into the presents and stockings!  Enjoyed the annual movie (The Hobbit - Battle of the Five Armies) and Chinese Buffet, then spent some time at the hobby table when we returned home.  Probably the best Christmas Day in the past four years!

My Santa was very good to me.  Along with some excellent clothes and ties I did very well on the hobby front as well.  I got a new Dremel tool to help out on vehicle and figure conversions. I also received a couple of new books, The Incomparables - Napoleon's 9th Light Infantry and Bolt Action Tank Wars.  There also are two helicopter models in the mail. I will get some photos up when they arrive.  The big gift was an airbrush!  I have never had one so it will be interesting to get some practice in and see if I can get some of these models built and painted up in the coming months.

Hope you and all your families had as wonderful a time as we did!

Have a wonderful and safe New Year's holiday.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Another Month Down!

Another month and I haven't done much on the hobby front lately.  Over the past 32 days I have only played in three games and I have only painted six measly figures!  I was doing such a good job getting things done, too! Well, I went to Carnage and hosted a War of 1812 Brother Against Brother game.  The game went pretty well, but there is still some work to be done with the OOB's.  Right now the Americans have too many high quality units with tremendous firepower.

I also hosted my friend Andrew and his son Thomas for a game using my modern skirmish rules, Special Operations Forces (SOF).  This is one of two SOF games this month.  The other SOF game was with my friend Ed.  The rules are really coming along, but they need some additional tweaking before setting up the play sheets in the final format.  I hope I will be able to get them in final form in 2015 and start using them for a mini campaign set in my fictitious African country - The Democratic Republic of Moa.

For the next month, my goals are to get in at least one game and paint 20 or more figures.  Hopefully I can keep work under control and get some time to be home and paint.  We will see how it goes.