Tuesday, December 29, 2015
2015 retrospective and 2016 plans
So 2015 was a pretty good year for gaming. Looking at the stats I kept on Board Game Geek (and excluding playing card games), I played CCA (8) and CCN (4) the most. After that it was a mixed bag, including Bang! (8), Power Legion (7), DBA (7) and Long Street (6).
A notable trend is the number of wargame set in North America, including Long Street (6), 1812: The Invasion of Canada (3), A Few Acres of Snow (3). Amateurs of Arms (2), Wilderness Empires (2), Clash for a Continent (1), New York 1776 (1) and The Struggle for New France (1).
This next year my plans include painting out the figures I have and thinning out my collection of games (I have a lot of games we don’t play). First up painting-wise is my first edition game of Battlelore. I have about 200-odd figures that I’m priming.
After than I need to make some decisions about the remainder of the 1/72-scale WW2 figures I got from Tim. There are a few more to rebase, lots of unpainted plastic and a fairly large number of older model kits (anyone need 9 unbuilt Panzer 4 with skirts from ESCI?).
I’d also like to expand my collection of 54mm AWI guys in anticipation of Richard Borg eventually releasing a SYW variant for Commands and Colors.
Gaming-wise, I have a tonne of CCA and Memoir scenarios I’d like to work my way through.
-- Bob Barnetson