So. 2020, huh?
This year's retrospective is brought to you by the colour Tolkien. I've also knocked over some older projects that have been lingering too long, and painted some quirky individual miniatures.
I had an unexpected resurgence in my interest in all things Middle-earth. I played in a tournament (remember those?) in January. I have enjoyed Journeys in Middle-earth. I dusted off (and was pleasantly surprised by) Battle of Five Armies. I got in a game of War of the Ring. My favourite piece of the year is my Sauron vignette. Not to mention the travelling Gandalves.
|Orcs versus dwarves|
|On the slopes of Orodruin|
|Battle of Five Armies|
I'm glad to have finished all my Batman figures, and the 40K Assassins that were an albatross around my neck. Also two more Blood Bowl teams. I'm secretly relieved that GW has called 'time' on Blackstone Fortress, as I wasn't able to keep up with the admittedly slow pace of releases. I've still got a few more to paint, and many hours of gaming to go.
|The Green Streaks|
|Blackstone Fortress: Escalation|
|The Dunwich Hoppers|
Other quirky figures
|Rogue Trader Trooper Chow|
|La Légion Étrangère Camel Sousaphone|
|Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo|
I particularly enjoyed the Skullfight I had with Paul of the Mancave during AHPC X. I painted 200 skulls, but Paul pulled out all the stops and smashed me with 543 skulls on the Skull-o-meter™. STOP THE COUNT! I conceded, and handed over Skully McSkullface, who I was very pleased to see star in a later battle report.
The coming year:
- I'm looking forward to AHPC XI.
- There will be no CanCon in January, because of the Pangolin's Revenge.
- I'm working more on 3D printing.
- I await some crowdfunded boardgames.
- Can I resist the siren call of Necromunda and the grim darkness of the far future?
- Time to revisit WW1.
|My AHPC X output|
|My journey across Challenge Island|
Excellent Barks. I owe you a mini for the last challenge. Drop me an email.ReplyDelete
Cheers, John- no rush! I’ll get around to it sometime.Delete
Quite a year! Any year where you paint both Sauron and a camel playing a brass instrument is a vibrant one indeed 😄. It's always a pleasure to see your work!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! I do like an opportunity to whittle away at my eclectic lead mountain.Delete
That's quite a year of painting!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ray! It has been a long year...Delete
Quite a year you’ve had, there so much variety, my favourites were ‘the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ figures and the ANZAC Fuzzy Wuzzy set up.
When you referred to the Battle of Five Armies board game I had to click the link half expecting to see the 1975 release, one of my mates has it includes a Smaug vs the Dwarves scenario. Quoting that scenario's rules: "This is where all the Dwarves face a 100-100-15 Smaug. For this scenario Smaug may only killed by Bowfire. Note: In this scenario the Dwarves have no Bows." WTF? 🤔
Thank you, Darling!Delete
I’ve seen some Star Wars games where Vader is unkillable.
Fingers crossed for a catch-up in 2021!
Ooh I forgot about the Papuan and Anzac Dio! That was great, and came with a little history lesson. I'm gonna go back and revisit it now.Delete
Happy anniversary! Oh, it seems that I missed some of the updates, thanks for the catch up! You had a busy year, and you also seem to be a man with a plan, I totally love it.Cheers and all the best for the 10th year!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much for your active support throughout the year, I greatly appreciate it!Delete
Happy blogiversary to you mate! Another cracking year with all sorts of wonderful work on show.ReplyDelete
Cheers, Millsy, I’m looking forward to keeping on!Delete
Congrats on another year of blogging!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much!Delete
Y que cumpla muchos más!
Pd: I laughed a lot whit gandalves