Tuesday, December 30, 2014
2014: A Year In Review
Well, what can I say about 2014? Well it was a quiet one on the blog, with my lowest post count for a full year. Why's that? Well, a combination of a much more active toddler, the reintroduction of a good computer in the household (finally able to finish Fallout New Vegas!), X-Wing, and some other life-things have come together to form a pretty epic hobby slump. So, without much being built on the hobby bench, there's not a lot for me to report here. I have, however, been building a lot of terrain, but more on that in the New Year!
So what did I get done this year? Let's have a look...
Market Garden campaign out at TCOW was a blast, and I look forward to doing more stuff with those excellent dudes! I also got in a fantastic game with my brother to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Panzerschreck 14 was another great highlight as well! Finally, I've been making up and refurbishing a lot of terrain for WWII and Vietnam battlefields. I've also got a pile of Great War terrain pieces ready to go out-of-the-box, but I need to get an army or two done first!
With the above mentioned issues in mind, X-Wing fills a pretty easy niche in my ever shrinking hobby schedule with no painting or preparation needed, X-Wing Builder, simple and fast mechanics, and a sort of CCG throw-back to scratch a nostalgia itch.
Finally, an important result of 2014's hobby season is that I've become keenly aware that I've gotten off the beaten track and lost my way a bit to what I have come to call "My Hobby", in other words, the things I love about the hobby of wargaming in general. To that end, expect to see a series of articles about me getting back to the beginning again and rediscovering aspects of hobby-ing that make what I call "Our Hobby", simply brilliant.
All that, and hopefully more in 2015. See you there!