I thought it might be fun to look ahead and make some plans for 2013.
Next week, my first published magazine article, about basing, comes out in Wargames, Soldiers, Strategy; I'm very much looking forward to that!
The Society of Ancients Battleday on April 13th is an absolute must, as it features the interesting battle of Chalons. Moreover, I don’t need to paint any miniatures (getting to use Simon MacDowell’s lovely 15s), and hope to play the patrician Aetius. Moreover, my army will include a bunch of Riders of Rohan lookalikes and an ageing Gothic Prince with a death wish.
The next week, 20th April, is Salute, which I always enjoy! I don’t currently have a game scheduled, and in any case prefer to wander about and catch up with mates, whilst trying to avoid spending any money (usually unsuccessfully).
My first big battle for 2013 will be the Partizan game, on 2nd June, which I’m organising with Craig Davey. I’m recruiting a massive Ptolemaic pike phalanx for this, and need to get some nellies and cavalry painted for me, too. It'll be a game to look out for... I suspect rather more 28mm pikes than have been seen together, previously, on a table. In fact, if all the pikes were laid out in a line, they would stretch almost 100m.
Finally, in September, I’d like to go to the “Other Partizan”, and run something else, perhaps giving my Romans another outing; an excuse to finish another legion, or two. Maybe Sulla's Chaeronea, or perhaps Thapsus.
I also hope to fit in a few other trips to shows, as time permits; I would welcome ideas for events not to be missed, and hope to catch up with more of you along the way!