Well it is the last day of 2013, so I shall begin by a quick look back at what I wanted to achieve this year.
Hmm!! I really did not do to well on the year of balancing of forces in fact quite the opposite, however I am not concerned as the year progressed some major changes to gaming were made. Out went all the rule books previously used, different rules for many periods and in came Hail Caesar and Black powder. The change this has made to our games is huge as they are so adaptable and easy to learn and play, even with all the chopping and changing of periods we do.
This lead us to changing some scales for certain periods so the balancing of armies became an obsolete issue.
On the positive side of all this I did achieve a couple of my goals for the year, to attain 100 followers and to try to post more often!! Both of which I have been fortunate enough to exceed in.
Other than this the years had its ups and downs for me personally. I have met some great bloggers personally and gained some new friends. There has been Blog con and Bloggers for charity both good projects worthy of support. The downside has seen my health dramatically suffer and forcing a change of career path. But on the whole a rather positive year. Of course I have been slightly mischevious during the course of the year as several of my posts prove out, but that is Loki. He gives and receives in equal measure. Ray and Fran have featured in several of these posts and there has been some good banter. So expect a bit more of this in the future.
Anyway enough of that old rubbish and on with the real meat and potatoes of the days events, well unsurprisingly I have not done much with the brushes today. ( I took Tamsin's great advice) Yesterday was a hard day at it completing three Nubian warbands today has been very sedentary and slow. I had to take the wife and kids shopping today and discovered the battery was fecked on the car. You know that seven seat heap of crap is supposed to be called transport!!! ( oh for a feckin rocket launcer I would it who is boss) its broken down more times this year than the wife has given me entry to the forbidden zone!! Funny how these things all start to happen days after warranties have expired!! Having got it started I managed to get us all to the supermarket, so I park up and this feckin twat parks right bang next to me at such an angle I cant open the feckin drivers door to get out. That just about confirmed that today was not going to be a good one.
Eventually I got to the paint desk to get some pictures taken of the Saxons, the best I could manage follows as really I need the morning light for pictures.
As promised I also took a picture of one of the Nubian warbands.
Well all that remains is for me to wish you all A very Happy and Prosperous New Year.