Sunday, December 31, 2023

2023 in Review

 This was another year of painting for others. I finished two commissions for Glen, two for Carl, and two for Kevin.

I have included the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge points in brackets with my total below.

28mm Board Game, 511 (2,555)

28mm Foot, 402 (2,010)

28mm Mounted, 31 (310)

28mm Guns, 6 (120)

28mm Elephants, 2 (40)

15mm Foot, 474 (948)

15mm Mounted, 289 (1,156)

15mm Guns and Limbers, 34 (136)

That gives me a total of 7,275 points on the year, against a sixteen year average of 5,965, so this year was 22% above normal.

2023: 7,275

2022: 7,128

2021: 4,965

2020: 7,953

2019: 6,285

2018: 5,072

2017: 7,187

2016: 5,086

2015: 4,506

2014: 4,327

2013: 5,456

2012: 5,787

2011: 4,081

2010: 7,167

2009: 4,348

2008: 8,816

The gaming group activity really picked up toward the end of the year, mostly Commands and Colors Ancients on my new table. I have loved the game since I first played it, and the other fellows like it well enough to indulge me.

For 2023 I plan to cut back the commission work and focus on expanding my 28mm ancients armies. I would like to play some Commands and Colors Ancients scenarios from the Greek / Macedonian / Persian wars. Right now I am working on six Persian auxilia units.

Blogger is showing its age as a hosting platform. I am able to sign in and write posts, but my something about my browser keeps me from commenting! I do indeed see and read all comments, but I usually get an error message when I try to respond. After sixteen years on Blogger, it may be time for a change.

Happy New Year, my fellow gamers!

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Friday, December 22, 2023

Boxer Rebellion Tigermen and Artillery

These figures complete Kevin's Boxer Rebellion army. I will be hand delivering his army today!

This was a fun project that really took me outside my comfort zone. I got to research an obscure (to me) conflict, and the resulting army is one of the more striking forces I have ever seen.


Thursday, December 21, 2023

Boxer Rebellion Chinese Regulars

Kevin's Chinese army contains three regiments of regulars, two standard imperial infantry and one of Kansu Braves.


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Boxer Rebellion Peasants

Kevin's boxer army will have four units of revolting peasants, all from Foundry's line. Flags are from Cotton Jim.


Saturday, December 9, 2023

Finished Chinese Pirates

 The commission is done! 126 foot, 27 mounted, and six flags. The client wanted them dressed in colorful silks and suitable for use in the Boxer Rebellion.