Wednesday, 11 January 2017

2016 Review

2016 was a very busy year which impacted the hobby for me. No figures painted, terrain made or shows visited, or campaign weekends in 2016. I did manage 13 games, plus I kept up to date with all the Star Wars Armada and X Wing waves, and acquired all the latest 7TV, Battle Group, Hail Caesar and Black Powder publications. I even managed to buy some figures adding a brigade of French lancers to the plastic pile (courtesy of Warlord Games sending me vouchers) and 4 7TV starter casts from Crooked Dice whose 7TV Directors scheme I joined.

Well on with the review or more correctly a list of wargame and related stuff I did in 2015.

Places Visited 
Very few this year and nothing military. I will work on putting this right this year 

Games played - 11 (down 6)
I had 11 games with the Conwy Wargames Club. 1 solo game. All written and posted on the blog!

Finished models - 0 (non mover)

Shows visited - 0 (down 2)

Blog posts - 53 (less than 2015 by 29)

Kickstarters backed - 0 (down 1)

Books Read
This year I managed to read lots, but not many historical books. The historical books I read were

  • Ottoman End Game
  • Quatre Bras
  • Quatre Bras: A French Perspective
  • Waterloo:  A French Perspective
  • Collapse of the 3rd Republic: An Inquiry into the fall of France 1940
Non fiction are too numerous to mention but I was mainly reading these authors:
  • Stella Gemmell
  • Eric Flint
  • John Birmingham
  • Christoper Nuttall (discovered in 2016 and most read)
  • John Scalzi
  • Peter Hamilton
  • Neal Asher
  • SM Stirling

Favourite Films - that inspire games
Star Wars Force Awakens (Rogue One is better but watched this year)
Anything Marvel - I'm now almost up to date
Warriors of the Rainbow (about Taiwan's resistance against the Japanese 1890 - 1900s)
April 9th (about Danes fighting the German 1940 invasion)

Favourite TV series - that inspire games
Dark Matter
Wayward Pines
Agents of Shield
Game of Thrones