Worst Apocalypse EVER!!
So the world didn't end after all. Sometimes it might have felt like it if you've been following this blog over the last twelve months. Posts have been few and far between and gaming if even less frequent than that.
The year has been, in football parlance, a year of rebuilding and restructuring. The number of new figures brought into the team was the lowest for a long time. However, veteran figures were given a new contracts and uniforms and hopefully allowing them to continue their careers long into the future.
So what did I achieve? (I'll take this by period I think)
Ancients - Persians were completed with the addition of just 10 command figures. They saw the tabletop three times in 2012.
Franks - painted 150 new figures to add to the 240 old figures. All of them were based in a uniform manner and given a new lease of life. As yet they still have to see action in their uniforms.
Vikings - two different batches here. Old figures were rebased and reorganised so that I now have 240 sparkling warriors still waiting for their first chance to gain reputations. Then there were 80 figures painted for Saga who did gain a measure of respect when they defeated the enemy on their first outing.
Crusades - 48 figures painted for Saga (is there a theme here?). All mounted and from Perry. As yet they sit in their box waiting for a chance to see a wargames table.
Great Northern War - three battalions of Swedes rebased for "Beneath the Lilly Banners" rules. A period that I am desperate to get back to.
Napoleonic - currently rebasing and painting 15mm Austrians to get the decks cleared of as many unfinished projects as I can.
So new figures came to less than 300. My lowest output for some years. My intention for the next year is to finish the 15mm Austrians and then move back to the Great Northern War. I also intend to divest myself of some figures because I am rapidly running out of space in the study. Probably have to make room on the book shelves as well for the very same reason. Tough decisions ahead.