Has it really been five years?
Yes. Yes it has. And I still haven't followed up on some of the promises I made in my early posts
... Someday I'll do a Part 2 for the Rohirrim!
I use blogday for an annual retrospective, which is deliciously indulgent, rambling, long, and picture-heavy. Last year
I found a theme in the colour red- this year, the colour purple.
To complete my theme colour, I wanted to get some more figures painted for BattleLore
, but ran out of mojo (hence the recent run of retrospective posts rather than new stuff). Here's a teaser for upcoming toys:
This year, I've been able to get a bit of gaming in- in particular, I've been flexing my Battle Cry
setup, which has been fun. A fair bit of Blood Bowl
as well, with three tournaments and a mini league. I played a few games of Forbidden Stars
as well, which were fun- it's a shame the game won't get any expansions after the FFG/ GW conscious uncoupling. Most of my gaming has been of the boardgame or "hybrid game" variety, many with figures painted by my amigo Glockta.
|Zombicide- Black Plague|
The Wild Flings
got a lot of love from the fans, but not so much from their opponents...
I really liked painting PSC's 15mm WW1 figures. I've got a few of their tanks lined up in my painting queue.
My game of the year was Pandemic Legacy
. I thought this may have been overhyped, but this cooperative boardgame campaign provided me with hours of enjoyment. I can't recommend this enough, and I'm eagerly awaiting Season 2.
Earlier this year, I enjoyed playing Imperial Assault
and then turning it into comics
with the assistance of Mike Glasswell
. This has been an unfinished symphony, but there will be more!
This week saw the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge VII
announced, and I have thrown my hat in the ring. I participated for the first time last year, and it was such a fun, friendly, supporting environment I have been looking forwards to it all year. And I got so much painted
! I'm grimly contemplating all the prep I have to do in the next few weeks...
|My AHPC VI output!|
What's coming up for WwB? I'll be clearing the decks before AHPC VII, then that should power me into 2017. I'm trying to get to CanCon in January, hopefully we can have a bloggers meet-up like last time. I'm hoping that the Blood Bowl
re-release is a good thing. I'm looking forwards to getting a rancor for Imperial Assault
. There are a few Kickstarters brewing... so there's more than enough to keep me out of trouble!
As ever, it is your comments that provide extra fuel to this blog, so thank you all for reading and participating!