I've not posted an update here since last October so it's probably time to catch up and maybe resume some sort of schedule for getting my thoughts down. Last year wasn't the greatest and 2023 has promise as yet unfulfilled, so the distraction of wargaming and writing about wargaming is probably something I should make more time for!
Over the winter I've not been inactive. While my 20mm WW2 stuff sort of sat mid-way through a game for months the arrival of Xenos Rampant saw a flurry of activity as I renovated some old Warhammer 40K Imperial Guard and added in some new Horus Heresy space marines and some other stuff from Wargames Atlantic. This gives me two playable forces and on the plastics pile I do have some MkIII space marines and a few more of the old plastic Cadians to add as well as a box of Wargames Atlantic Harvester aliens to give the start of a new force. I've only played one game so far but the point of the exercise was really more about getting some old figures back into a useable state and enjoying some painting unconstrained by any need to get them "right". I even experimented with painting techniques for things like power swords which really helped push my mojo along. Some photos below: