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.