Saturday, 2 January 2016

A brief look back at 2015 ... and an even briefer look forward to 2016

Looking back over last year's blog entries, it was interesting to see what I wrote about month-by-month. Here are some of the more important topics that I wrote about:

January
  • I have been to … Belgium, Denmark, and Norway
  • Finishing work on my locomotives and rolling stock
  • The ConSims session I attended at King's College, London
  • Simple Ironclad rules and ships
February
  • Operation Barbarossa Mini-Campaign
  • Beginning work on varnishing and basing my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures
March
  • Continuing work on varnishing and basing my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures
  • Trouble in Zubia: Colonial Mini-Campaign
April
  • Continuing work on varnishing and basing my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures
  • More trouble in Zubia: Colonial Mini-Campaign
May
  • I have been to … Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Gibraltar
  • Continuing work on varnishing and basing my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures
June
  • Freemasonry and the British Army
  • The bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo
  • The fifth anniversary of the death of Paddy Griffith
  • Continuing work on varnishing and basing my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures
July
  • The bump in the road outside my house
  • COW2015
  • I have been to ... Norway
August
  • Finishing work on varnishing and basing my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures ... for the moment
  • One Hour Wargames
  • Manifesto
September
  • Connections UK 2015
  • The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
October
  • I have been to ... the USA and Canada
November
  • The death of Larry Brom
  • Getting a new computer
  • Starting work on my modular fortress
December
  • Completing the construction of my modular fortress
  • Achieving one million 'hits' on my blog
  • Re-fighting 'The Attack on Morobad'
Looking forward is much more difficult, but some of the things that I have planned are:
  • A cruise to the Canary islands and back
  • A cruise to Iceland via Ireland and the Scottish islands
  • COW2016 ... of course!
  • Expanding my collection of Del Prado 25/28mm Napoleonic figures (I already have some Russians to varnish and base ... and would like to add some more)
  • Preparing (i.e. doing a lot of painting and modelling) for my long-planned re-fight of Operation Barbarossa
On the military history front, there are a lot of significant anniversaries in 2016:
  • 25th anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Storm
  • 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour
  • 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War
  • 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun
  • 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland
  • 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
  • 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

8 comments:

  1. Impressive years hobby Bob- hopefully you can get even more in 2016.

    Have a great year.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  2. Hello Bob,

    The 25mm Del Prado figures you mention, are these from the 'Relive Waterloo' series?

    Regards Stuart Asquith

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  3. Pete.,

    Thanks for your kind comment. Hopefully next year will be just as good.

    I hope that you also have a great New Year.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Stuart Asquith,

    Great to hear from you!

    You are absolutely right; the figures are almost all from the 'Relive Waterloo' series, with a few 'Relive Austerlitz' ones added for good measure.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  5. Hello Bob,

    I have a fair few 'Relive Waterloo' figures I wish to sell on, would you be at all interested?
    (No reasonable offer refused!)

    Regards,

    Stuart

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  6. Stuart Asquith,

    Thank you. That is a very, very interesting offer ... and I will be in contact about it soon.

    All the best,

    Bob

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