Thursday 23 December 2021

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Reflecting on the past 12 months, it's been an interesting year from a wargaming point of view.
My output is quite low for the year (320 of my 'painting points' ... ie a point each for foot figure, horse gun, etc). Much of that was painted in the first part of the year. Something happened mid-year that threw me off balance a bit I reckon! 
But at least I managed to have a few games, and in particular it was good to get some WAB games in with new-found pals, The Old Berks (Andy, John, Steve), and also to have the odd game with John Boadle and Garry Broom (our most recent being a Napoleonic bash the other evening).

As every year, I am grateful to all the commenters and visitors to the blog. Thank you. 

I'll post more thoughts on planning for the coming year in due course.

For now, I wish you compliments of the season. May you and your families and loved ones enjoy peace and goodwill at a time when we could all do with a whole load of peace and goodwill.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas Phil!

    Kind Regards,


  2. Merry Christmas Phil, have a safe and happy holidays

  3. Phil,
    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

  4. All the best for the coming festivities and hopefully 2022 will get back to a bit of normality!!

  5. Merry Christmas Phil, more red wine or coffee will increase your painting output.


  6. Happy Christmas Phil, your painting year sounds a bit like mine :-)

  7. Merry Christmas and the best of the season to you and yours, Phil. Here’s to a wonderful 2022.


  8. Merry Christmas Phil. I will look forward to reading your plans for 2022, always an inspiration. Love the picture!

  9. And a Merry Christmas to you, too, Phil. It's actually playing our WAB games that has MASSIVELY increased my painting output. So some of your painting points must have transferred to me! Thank you!
    Best wishes

  10. Merry fourth day of Christmas to you, Phil, and your readers. Your blog is always a delight and I look forward to the posts of 2022.
    Wishing you all the best for 2022,

  11. Festive and Yuletide Season's Greetings, Phil!

    I hope you had a comfortable, enjoyable and replete celebration, and that Santa was good to you!

    Many thanks for all you excellent and inspiring posts this year. I hope you will continue these in 2022 as I find them inspiring, informative and a tonic for my spirit.

    Cheers, Rohan.