Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Review of the Year - 2015

So here we are once again with a review of this years gaming...

Ok, so X-Wing has a lot to answer for... I just played my final 40k game of the year and it was first game in over two months... Been blitzing x-wing for a while now, but then again it has helped the game to take off at the club (a fact probably not hurt by the recent movie release to be fair) so it's all good...
Games overall for me has dropped from 48 games last year to 37 this year, so X-Wing has taken it's toll. My 40k gaming has increased, last year I played a (quite coincidental) 24 games of 40k and 24 games of fantasy. This year the 40k/Age of Sigmar split is 37 games of 40k, 0 of AoS... Yeah, suffice to say, having seen several friends play through it, my sum reaction could be described as "Is that it?"

Oh well, they gave my game a good send off, and I can always retro game with friends in a few years if we fancy it.
My 40k gaming has been reasonably successful, with 20 wins, 3 draws and 14 losses... So nowhere near as good as last year where I had a 75% Win rate, but I think several of my defeats have come at the hands of Jamie and his forge world equipped marines... I think if I'm honest, I need to bring a harder list against him. I'm so used to taking a fuzzy list to the club because of the strength of most of the gamers there, but I think in his case I may have to start writing somewhat pricklier armies...
My Orks got 11 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses, giving them a fairly even year, while my guard got 9 wins. 2 draws and 5 losses, which was slightly better.
In my usual checks against my closest gaming friends, Ken has now got to the top of the table despite the distance, playing 6 games against me. I won 2, he won 3, we had 1 draw. As closely matched as ever eh? Now I can boast a 100% success rate against Rich, but as it turns out we only played one game, that's probably somewhat misleading. As for Neil though, only three games this year, but three victories... come on Neil, that's two years in a row I've shut you out now! Get your act together ;)
So, with various painting projects all sat at the "for the love of god undercoat me" stage I have some big plans for the new year, although gaming wise I'm still fiddling around with new star wars toys, and I am still loathe to record the results of those games, as they are far quicker and you can get through a few in a night - it's not a comparable timescale to a 40k game. With Fantasy gone, and me not being willing to record my new "taking a breather from 40k" games results, I may just have to accept a diminished gaming tally in future.
So, to the new year, and May the Force be with you ;)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A Knight Before Christmas - update

A quick update on my Knight Before Christmas appeal, it is closing in a few hours and we have broken the target, raising £580 as of this morning. I am very pleased with this and thank everyone who donated for their support.

It is with heavy heart that I must inform you all that while we raised our target amount, we have in a sense failed in our original objective of building some happy memories for the boys with their mum, as sadly she passed away just over a week ago. The money will still go to the family, although now it won't be for the original purpose, it'll be for whatever the hell they need to get through this very difficult time. Thank you once again for all the donations, and once the appeal closes we'll produce a list of tickets and use a random number generator to decide a winner - we shall then use the Justgiving thank you message to announce the winners and ask them to get in contact to make arrangements for their prize.

Thank you folks.