15mm Republican Romans, 137 foot, 27 mounted
28mm Republican Romans, 18 foot
28mm Macedonians, 20 foot
15mm Napoleonic French, 24 foot
That's 437 Scott Painting Points worth of figures.
And so 2008 ends. I got a lot of gaming in this year, much more than in previous years. My regular gaming group has stuck pretty closely to our schedule of one game a month. We started adding smaller games to our painting nights as well, so that we probably played about 15 games this year. My school club plays once a month. I hosted two games at our local convention and played in two more. All told, I probably played in or hosted 40 games this year, which makes it my busiest gaming year yet.
But my painting pace fell way off this year. I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands in February, and it kept me from painting for two months. Even after my casts came off, I still struggled to hold a brush for long periods of time. I have not yet regained my former speed. The birth of my first child, while a source of personal joy, definitely cuts into my painting time!
It has been a good year for gaming friendships. Our little gaming group of me, Jon, and Austin has added some occassional players in Don and Scott R. My school club added two new members who are busy painting armies. I played a great World War I game this summer in Lewiston, Idaho, with the Singletons. My friend Wally, who helped introduce me to the hobby, died in April, but he modeling club he started is still going strong. I met a lot of local players at Tactical Solutions in October.
Oh, and I started a little blog to keep me busy when I only had the use of one hand at a time. I set myself a personal goal of making 100 posts this year, which I acheived. I hope you've enjoyed reading the blog. I enjoy writing it, providing reviews of figures, and showing off my latest painting.
All things considered, it was a good year. Here are my 2008 painting totals.
28mm Foot: 564
28mm Mounted: 59
28mm Elephants: 2
15mm Foot: 976
15mm Mounted: 153
15mm Limbers and Teams: 12
15mm Guns: 1
15mm Gunners: 2
15mm Elephants: 2
10mm Foot: 100
10mm Mounted: 39
2008 Total: 1910 figures