Tuesday 31 December 2013

Plans for 2014, and a Happy New Year!

By the good offices of Blogger's automated posting system, this should post at 23.59, such that by the time you've read to the bottom it'll be 2014.

Let me see what plans I can come up with for 2014, then :D

Starting, of course, with the 'Christmas break' plans from earlier:

  • Tidy my Saxons - currently waiting on an order of wire spears from Northstar, who I suspect are away for the holiday period :D
  • Finish off my 15mm British company - tomorrow, barring a trip to see the Hobbit 2.
  • Start on the Napoleon at War 18mms - hoping to get some French at least undercoated by the weekend.
In addition
  • Paint the rest of my Dreadball team when it arrives - I have an expansion set on order from PE2 Collectables, as well as a complete duplicate team in order to paint in their alternative colours. (We have this problem down the club, in that Rob has the proceeds of the Dreadball Kickstarter, and he's a Ravens fan (as well as once playing for a team who played in purple), so half his teams are painted purple as well!) Oh, and a set of cheerleaders from a mix of Shadowforge and Hasslefree.
  • More Napoleonics. 
  • Lots of 15mm vehicles (my current stash is most of two 9L Really Useful Boxes) for IABSM.
  • Waiting for the Finns and Russians to arrive, at which point I'll decide where they go in the painting list.
  • More terrain tiles.
  • Some 15mm early war German Heer or Fallschirmjäger to complement the Home Guard.
Gaming-wise, the major new thing I suspect is going to be the club Dreadball tournament, otherwise, more of the same (lots of CoC, IABSM, Dux Brit, Judge Dredd...)

  • I have an idea for a Chain of Command scenario book, which will require liaising with three different people to get off the ground,
  • I have a part-written supplement for another TFL ruleset, of which more when I get it a bit nearer completion.
  • Keep blogging...
  • Keep podcasting with the Meeples guys, and see if I can't knock up a couple more episodes of my podcast.
And now it's definitely 2014, so, please allow me to wish all my readers a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year! If I'm still awake, I will be nursing my last Scotch of the holiday season. Cheers!


  1. Have a great New Year Mike and I hope to catch up with you again at some point. :)

  2. I would love any advice you woul be willing to share on creating tense fun scenarios. Instead of always asking and relying on others to create scenarios, I would like to try my hand at designing some. My last effort took a long time and didn't turn out so well.

  3. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store with us for the TFL.
    Happy NEW Year to you Mike,

  4. Happy New Year Mike and looking forward to seeing your scenarios and campaign ideas in written! Your blog is a joy to read si keep those posts coming

  5. Happy new year. Hope you had a good one last night.

  6. Happy new year!

    For me:

    * Do something about blogging
    * Remember to ask for a dimple mug when I'm in the pub
    * Find a WWII naval ruleset I like, or start writing one
    * Keep working on Tin Soldier
    * Play some more Chain of Command

  7. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2014, Mike. I am sure the hobby will continue to be a better place for all of your energy and creativity.


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