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Monday, January 12, 2015

2014 In Review

New Year's Day has come and gone, and now with 2014 firmly in the rear view mirror I thought I'd take a few moments to look back at last year and look forward to 2015. Overall 2014 wasn't a bad year for me from a hobby standpoint. I finally made some breakthroughs on armies I've been wanting to get going. My updated work space has made actually working on and even completing projects much easier. I also did a fair amount of writing for Battlefront, including most of the German Lists and history for the Bridge at Remagen book, which was a real blast!

I also started dipping my toe into a new 15mm miniature game, All Quiet on the Martian Front. Unfortunately I haven't made much progress there recently. Maybe once my Early War Tournament army is done I'll be able to get back into the swing of things there. It is a neat looking system, and one I definitely want to support!

My son is also getting to the age where he is starting to enjoy games. Two of his favorites are Castle Panic and Takenoko, though we've played others as well. Cooperative games are very popular at our house right now. I finally got to play a couple of games of Talisman, which is a game I've enjoyed since college, which was a ... ummm... while back!

For 2015 I'm going hopoing to continue to be able to burn down my backlog of Flames of War armies. If I finished one army every two months, I calculate I'd have everything I want to get built sometime in 2174. I'm also planning some non-wargaming craft work this year which will split my time a little bit.  My first target is the Polish Black Brigade, but I have some early war Germans that need to be finished as well.

Here's hoping everyone has a great 2015 and may you finish all of your projects... so you can start NEW ones!


  1. Keep up the good work Mike. Always an inspiring event to read your new updates.

    1. Thanks!!! I'm hoping to have another good year... :D