Reviewing 2017I had limited goals for 2017 and only really finished a portion of those. The early part of 2017 was take up with work for Enfilade and I knocked out two planned projects:
The Cuban Missile Crisis goes hot joint project with my friend Kevin.
The Greenland-Iceland-UK Gap Harpoon Captain’s Edition game with 1/6000 scale miniatures.
I felt like both Enfilade projects were successful. The games went well and it seemed like the players had a good time.
For non-Enfilade projects I planned to:
Finish my Chinese Navy Type 054A frigate and some Japanese missile boats.
|Almost completed ships|
Work my modern submarine rules. This was pretty much a failure for the year. I tinkered around the edges, but I had a hard time getting into the final work on the rules. Hopefully, I can change that in 2018.
What else did I do? I did my usual summer solo project, which I combined with International Naval Wargaming Day, but that didn’t require any modelling or painting. I pulled out my Falklands models and painted up some Sea Harriers for the NHMGS Game Day at the Museum of Flight.
I also spent more time playing around with some computer games in 2017, with Cold Waters and Twilight Struggle being the main culprits of sucking up free time.
Overall, it wasn’t a bad year. Although I didn’t get in as much miniature and face-to-face gaming as I would have liked, but it wasn’t bad.
Previewing to 2018Looking ahead to 2018, I’ll be working with Kevin on a couple joint Enfilade projects for the Falklands (this will be an improved and polished version of what we did at the Museum of Flight) and the attack on HMS Illustrious in January 1941. I've got an old Aoshima version of the carrier ready to put together and I'm looking at what paint job she had in early 1941.
|Ready for the slipway|
Based on discussions with some other gamers and other things I’ve got on the back burner, it seems like 2018 will be more air oriented for gaming and side projects. But there are a couple other things that are on my list.
I would like to get back to my modern submarine rules and let a few people look at/comment on the rules and ideas. I just need to figure out something to get me motivated again.
|Waiting for orders|
|Arab figures for Lion Rampant|
Finally, I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!