Sunday, 8 January 2012

2011: That was the year that was

Hi all,

Well, 2011 is behind us. For me this feels like a good thing as the year had a few highlights but descended into something I am glad to see the back of. Christmas proved a welcome upswing and with the turn of the year I am optimistic that 2012 is there to be enjoyed.

On the wargaming front things have been quiet, but I am gradually feeling more motivated and the first things to tackle this year are to finish the 1809 campaign which I started in the Autumn (possibly to be repeated as a play by email version later in the year), to re-visit the WW1/Back of Beyond but using 10mm as well as 28mm figures and to update the new companion blog to paintingshed in which I review the issues of Wargames Illustrated from 20 years ago to see what inspiration they can still offer.

As a promising first highlight of 2012, my napoleonic "squares" rules have been put in print in issue 58 of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy and it is nice to see them looking all glossy with some of the great photos that Guy took during his visit to my garage.

I hope everyone out there had a great Christmas and New Year, look forward to catching up with as many of you as possible around the shows.

cheers
Steve

5 comments:

Sire Godefroy said...

First off, all the best for 2012, and thanks for the ongoing inspiration you provided here last year.
Enjoyed your article(s) in WSS 58 very much.

Cheers
SG

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I wish you all the best for 2012. I have enjoyed all your articles and thank you for your continuous inspiration you provided to us last year.

airhead said...

All the best for 2012, nice to see your stuff in print, keep up the great work.

All the best

Airhead

mario said...

I am an old subsriber of WSS and in issue 58 I have found your articles and discovered your blog.

I has been hooked and, inspired by your pictures, I am seriously thinking to rebase my vast collection of Adler 1/300.

Then I would try your rules in my club (ARMS-Roma). Did you suggest the paintingshed or the square rules for the first time?

The best wishes for 2012 and, please, continue to inspire us !

Cheers
Mario

Steve said...

Hi Mario

The squares rules are faster but you might need to decide how some terrain is handled. The older rules are more "complete" but a little slower.

I'd go for squares

Steve