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Review of 2022

Miniatures agnostic games like Stargrave and Xenos Rampant allow you to use all sorts of models. I’m finally getting to use the 40K Imperial Army figures I bought when they were released in 1987 (Rear Right).

2022 was a busy year for gaming, I fitted in 101 miniatures games in the course of the year and 36 boardgames. Building a permanent table in my study has certainly given me extra opportunities to play. Games were as follows.

Miniatures Games Played (total for year 101 games)

31 x Warcry.
10 x Congo.
9 x Test of Honour.
7 x Stargrave.
6 x Border Wars.
5 x Et Sans Resultat.
4 x Sharp Practice, Star Wars Legion, Xenos Rampant.
3 x Infamy!, Oathmark.
2 x Mortal Gods Mythic, O Group, Strength & Honour.
1: x AWI, Bonsai Bonkers, Chain of Comman, Dux Brit, Galactic Heroes, Men Who Would Be Kings, Pony Wars, Saga, What a Tanker!

That’s a lot of variety, but there seems to have been an emphasis on skirmish games, with more than half the games I played falling into that category.

These Untamed Beasts are my favourite Warcry warband.

Boardgames Played (total for year 36 games)

5 x Memoire ’44, Ticket to Ride
4 x Kingdom Death Monsters, Zombicide.
3 x Dark Tower, Horrified,  Massive Darkness, Pandemic.
1 x Judge Dredd Helter Skelter, Lords of Waterdeep, Scooby Doo, Sniper Elite’ Splendor, Star Saga            

Planned Painting

2,326 in the TooFatLardies Painting Challenge 2022, a respectable score but slightly less than last year.

Infamy! Infamy!: My painting objectives for 2022 included expanding my Punic Wars forces for Infamy! Infamy! and I now have extensive Roman and Carthaginian options.

Test of Honour: I finally completed my Sohei and Ikko Ikki, forces for use in Test of Honour.

Sohei and Ikko Ikki

Warcry: Untamed Beasts, Thunderstrikee Stormcast and Flesheater Courts. The Untamed Beast are currently my favourite warband and saw extensive use throughout the year.

Science Fiction: Plans to expand my forces for Stargrave were more than fulfilled when I went a bit daft and churned out almost a hundred generic science fiction troops that I can use in both Stagrave and the new Xenos Rampant rules from Osprey.

Border Wars: As predicted I got into the Border Wars skirmish game from Flags of War and .have put together two forces.

Border Wars

Undead: Vampires, Revenants, Skeletons and an Undead Dragon to expand my already massive fantasy undead forces.   

Undead Heroes from North Star’s Oathmark range.

Unexpected Diversions

Star Wars: I’ve been a Star Wars fan for years and finally cracked and bought into the Star Wars Legion game. I painted up a load of Imperial Stormtroopes and supporting troops. Played Legion four times and then decided that I’d rather use the toys in Xenos Rampant. Then I painted up some Rebels 🙂

Forces of Law and Order from a galaxy far, far, away

Congo: One of my usual playing partners has always wated to try the Congo skirmish game and a bargain at the Bring & Buy at Claymore 2022 saw me pick up the rules and a bunch of models at a bargain price. This was just a start and I now have extensive forces for all four of the Coluns in the rules.

Scenery – Printing and Painting

Three main projects this year, science fiction terrain in the style of the Battle of Scarif in the film Rogue One, a four foot stretch of Samurai castle walls and a small Ferrmtoun for Border Wars.

Samurai Castle Walls
Scarif Scatter Terrain
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