A game of Star Wars Armada between brother Dave, other Dave, his son the Imperial Commander, and myself. Some of the Imperial fighters have been painted and really improved the appearance of the game. I need to work on my minis as well.
Egads! Warp forward another year!
Alright, no excuse now, it's the New Year 2016 and there are many games to be played. Over the last year I continued to play with WFHGS, SNS, and games sponsored by Craig and Chris up at the GAJO store. I also played a lot of the X-Wing, Star Wars Armada, and Imperial Assault games. I've picked up some DUST minis so I can participate in those games sponsored at GAJO. I've been adding to my 10mm Hittites and I'm in the middle of a WFHGS Warmaster Ancients mini-tournament where the Hittites have been kicking ancient behinds again.
Looking forward to this year, it's 2016 and that means it's the 75th anniversary of WW2 1941, the 100th anniversary of WW1 1916, and there's lots of new games to try out. I think I'm going to try to really delve into the Africa 1941 "Benghazi Handicap" campaigns with 15mm, and paint some more 15mm for FOW WW1 and Bolt Action WW1 variants. My brother and I will dust off our older Warhammer 28's and try playing some "Dragon Rampant" small tactical fantasy games. Dave is also slowly working on some Robotech minis, so we're looking forward to trying that. But we definitely love playing X-Wing and Star Wars Armada, and it certainly helps that the minis come painted already! There will also be a replay of part of the great naval battle of Jutland 1916, probably around the end of May.
The SNS group is currently heavily enamored with the new Battlefront Team Yankee game, and hordes of tanks and APCs are being painted and prepped for battle. You can find out what is going on at the GAJO calendar: http://www.gajominis.com/calendar.html
WFHGS continues to play quite a variety of games, and Matt Irsik continues to put out his fantastic "Warning Order" E-zine where you can read about our latest wargame exploits: http://www.wfhgs.com/
I'm starting a new job this year, and will lose some more of my free time to commuting to work in a different county. So if I get any painting done, it will only be if I carefully schedule my time and diligently work at it. We'll see how it goes.