Now that I have the disappointments done with, lets move on to the 10 things that were the highlight of my 2013 in the land of hobby, again, in no particular order:
Malifaux by Wyrd Games. When I was looking for an interesting new games system, I was looking for a skirmish-type game because I felt that my grand army itch was already being scratched by 40K, this is where I found Malifaux. A Skirmish game set in a Wetern Voodoo Steampunk setting, dice are out and replaced by a deck of cards and your crew all comes in one box for roughly £30 or less. With the advent of Second Edition that has been released at the back end of the year, all of the crews are being updated to plastic, and they are really some of the best miniatures out there. I can't wait to start painting up Lady Justice and her Crew, at which point I will then buy the Viktorias, then just end up buying a hatful more as they are all great. Even the game is interesting, as you pick two of five randomly selected missions that you can keep secret and try to complete during the game. They are that good that you can end up losing on the table, but winning on points as you can draw missions that give you victory points based on a selected miniature being slain by different types of enemy. Definitely a game I will look to be playing more of in the coming year.
It's nice to have what is competitively considered one of the strongest books on the shelf, and now we can take a Revenant Titan in normal games, perhaps the single most game breaking unit ever. Sure it won't win me many friends, but you have to think, soon, new books will be out and the Eldar may have the weakest army on the table, so lets make hay whilst the sun shines.
So I returned home, full of vigor, a suitcase full of gunpla and a new drive to kick on in my hobby. Two weeks later I had increaed my Tales army from 7 models to 43 and (as was announced yesterday) took the win for that check in.
If ever there was a guy that I would like to buy a beer and talk hobby with, then this is him. I guess I have a first hobby hero?
And finally, at number 1:
So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading, thank you if you ever left a comment and thank you for taking an interest in what I have done, whether you have liked what you have seen or not.
So, that finishes off this year in review, I've decided that I will do two more posts looking towards 2014. The first will be things that I will be looking forward to in the coming year and finally, a kind of hobby resolutions, what I hope to achieve in the coming 12 months.