|"Hot chow at the front? We never had it so good!" It's Christmas, but the war goes on. "Hey Mack, don't be shy with that SOS"|
A couple of nice surprises were Alex's UP THE BLUE! rules, which give an awesome, quick, and historically plausible World War II game at the company/battalion level, as well as Norm Smith's simply outstanding and ingeniuous hex-based TIGERS AT MINSK rules, which are literally the perfect scale and allow me to relive my college days of playing SQUAD LEADER but with miniatures on the tabletop. Both of these rules will be part of my permanent stable of go-to games for all time.
And speaking of UP THE BLUE, I got to participate in a big 6 player MEGA GAME featuring the fighting during Operation Crusader on the infamous "Sunday of the Dead" or Tottensonntag!
Dave and I also attended 2 conventions this past year. What's not to love about that?
So to recap 2017, I think there were some excellent games played but probably not as much progress (or gaming) as I would have liked getting my figures painted or standardizing and maximizing my terrain.
Also a distinct absence was noted in the American Civil War and American War for Independence games, which I'm hoping will make a comeback on my table in 2018.
With all that said, I will be really focusing my efforts on two projects in 2018, I'm just not sure what they are yet! More to come in upcoming posts this week as 2017 draws to a close as I have some more pondering to do on my key focus areas, but rest assured one of those focus areas will be World War II. There is just too much lead and plastic to ignore it.
Hope to post my Soviet Scout Platoon tomorrow (Saint Stephen's Day!) that Im finishing up now, as well as my Soviet Naval Company for Crossfire that are also being completed.
Merry Christmas All!