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Monday, 26 December 2011

Master plan for 2012

1 – Get more gaming done

I played 60 wargames in 2011 which is not bad and my aim for 2012 is to get up to 70.  Although the majority will be at the Falkirk club in Grangemouth I hope to get a few more games with some different/new locations/opponents as well.  I have played wargames in 9 places in 2011 and the aim is 16 in 2012

2 – Get more painting done

600 figures/models table ready in 2012.  Now that is a bit of a stretch

3 – Progress my current projects

Impetus Tournaments – I have enjoyed the 2 competitions I took part in in 2011 – the target is 4 in 2012 plus a few one off games at the club

Peloponnesian Wars – 25mm and micro naval – some more battles fought

Henry VIII’s invasion of France in 1513 – in 28mm – more figures painted and at least one battle

Scottish Renaissance battles (pre Civil War) in 25/28mm – probably just painting but a battle would be good

RN Carrier Ops – in 1/300 – need to get some more planes painted and find some rules – at least one game as well

SF – 28mm - need to buy and paint and come up with a setting – looking to use Tomorrows War to begin with and hopefully get in a couple of games at least

Post WWI Baltic states / RCW – 28mm – not so much my project but I want to get my figures onto the table

4 – Start a new project

It would be a boring year without a completely new project

5 – Play a good variety of other games

Lots of different periods and rules.  I am hoping to have my first ever Piquet game, shoot down some more US bombers with Purple Heart Valley, play Force on Force, plus the odd game of FOG and Hail Ceaser.  Also a game of WRG 6th – I have played them every year since they came out in 1980 and I would hate to break the sequence now!  Perhaps a Napoleonic game as well.  A 15mm WSS game would be good.  Oh and at least a couple of games of WHFB.  A couple of SoA championship games if possible.

6 – Tidy the attic

That’s where all my wargames stuff is – it needs a good sort – another target that is a bit of a stretch

7 - Start a blog 

To record my games and progress on everything else

8 – Review this list in December 2012

And be very pleased with how much I’ve got done

Or complain how real life has got in the way as usual!

9 – Stay married and keep my job

Nearly forgot these two


  1. Best of luck with the list. I have a Henry VIII Flodden/French Invasion Army based on Dixon miniatures from the 1980s, when we said figures were 25mm.

    I love that army and it rarely gets out these days.

  2. I've got some of those Dixon figures and others from the first half of the 16th Century to cover both the invasion force and a bit later as well. Quite a lot of painting to get through!

  3. Thanks Steve

    I've joined your site - looks interesting

  4. Good Luck, with number 9, if you get the first 8 done 9 could be an issue, unless you know a good chocolate company and you boss is ill for 9 months :)

  5. I have the chocolate angle covered at least....

  6. Good luck with the list Dave, No's 2 and 6 should be interesting too! Good to see you've got your blog going though.

  7. Good Luck will be needed in some measure at least

  8. Just joined your blog, how the hell did you manage to get 60 wargames in a year, I got 19 and I thought that was great going!!!!
    Check out my blog, I've got loads of free flags for the Henry VIII period.

  9. Hi Ray

    I have a regular Monday evening gaming group which accounted fo 2/3 of the games and I do try to fit in as many other games as I can without disrupting home life too much

    I know other people get a lot more out of painting and modelling than I do - to me the main thing is the game (with the attendant social element) although I also get a lot of pleasure from doing research into new periods


  10. Thanks for pointing me towards your flags - I may well take advantage as the project progresses

  11. Wow, that's a hell of a list! Best of luck!