When you are having fun!I have just realised that this little blog has been going for a year. I must admit, I am very surprised. As you can tell from the subjects of the posts, my interests gently morph as time goes by so the fact that I am still here and enjoying this is really cool.
This post makes 45 over the twelve months so not quite one a week but not far off. I didn't set myself a target but this feels about right to me. My blogging activities and my hobby activities are completely interlinked so I can't do both simultaneously. Neither can one exist without the other. One a week is fine, but gaps do occur when real life barges in, especially periods of very heavy workloads like I'm experiencing at the year end.
It has been a real insight to see what I have been doing over the year. I have done some pretty constructive things, making model aircraft and tanks (I know, I am still working on the Shermans), doing some thinking about military power (amateurishly) and documenting my most ambitious project about Tannenburg. All in all, a pretty good year..
Areas of interest for next year? Just glancing round the tip that is my study I see...
- M44 D-Day Landings
- Hold the Line (Highland Charge and perhaps FIW)
- The campaigns of Montrose (in a Stephen Simpson style with extra hexes)
- Finishing Shermans (oh yes) and playing PBI2 before PBI3 comes out
- Completing Tannenberg (even if it is not successful as a game)
- Designing a small game on Neuve Chapelle
- Finishing my own special M44 game on Normandy
- Playing some Flames of War Firestorm Normandy (really)
- Figuring out which WW1 miniatures I will invest in and what rules to buy?
- New Neil Thomas book
And on that note, I can't wait!
Thanks to those of you who have read my blog over the year. I'd be interested if you have any comments on what I have been doing. Nice also to have a follower... thanks all.