Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hobby & Game Holidays

Well, it's the end of the year...and my hobby room has been a blasted mess for the last six months. So at the start of the holidays, I did a big clean up. The result:

Of course, I immediately filled the table back up again with the next two projects, but for a few moments, all was tidy and serene in my little corner of hobbydom.

For the last several years, I've always gotten together with my buddy Dave Coltman for a game over the holidays. Today we were able to hook up over a Command & Colors Ancients battlefield. Whenever we play C&CA, we always play twice and switch sides, with the winner being the fellow with the biggest victory banner differential. Today's scenario was Boudica's Revolt, 61 AD.

C&CA is a great game. One of the reasons I love it is that the scenarios are rarely balanced. As such, they play out with a very historical flavor (i.e. the winner wins). So winning, per se, is always a matter of degrees. The set up.

This scenario is invariably a Roman win. Dave took the British during the first match. Here he is contemplating his opening move, which will be a right flank activation to get Boudica into the battle.

Dave wound up winning the day with a total of 12 banners to 9. Good games!

Back at the hobby table, I have two projects going. I really want to get my Space Hulk Genestealers finished up. Elliot and I are already 4 games into our 12 game campaign...and I've been using his alien minis. I want to be able to use my own! Our campaign match is currently tied 2-2.

And for the next bout of WWI Canvas Eagles insanity, I'm taking on 8 Albatros D.Vs.

I'm about a third of the way into the project right now, and I'll start the series of build posts next week.

'Til then, Happy New Year!


  1. Wow, eight Albatrii at once is a huge project! I'm sure you'll knock them out beautifully like you did with the Tripes. I'm jealous of course. I can only do them in pairs!


  2. Allan,

    I'm deep into the project right now, and feel like I'm just treading water. However, they are taking shape, and I'm curious to see how they will all turn out.


  3. Kevin, where do you play the Space Hulk campaign?

  4. Chen-song,

    Elliot and I play every Thursday noon at work.