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!