Generally, I think of my gaming year as stretching from Adepticon to Adepticon (April to April) – but I have a pretty good idea of this “gamer year” is going to end. I have a bucket full of events planned for Adepticon, including a multi-player WAB Crusades game and a chance to roll out Hail Caesar in front of the Adepticon historical community. For once, I’ve spent the past year getting ready for my events, rather than being distracted by other peoples Adepticon projects. My Saracen armies are nearly ready. I’ll have roughly 4000 points of WAB units ready and a full 300 point Hail Caesar army complete. I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of the huge army game. Fill the table with figures and go!
Planning for the rest of 2012 is a little bit more difficult. I would love to start a new Pyrrhic army from Aventine. The Phalanx figures are looking nice and I can work in Etruscans from Gorgon as Italian allies. Pyrrhic is an exciting and dangerous army – the figures easily cross over into a variety of ancient periods and armies, which could lean to an uncontrolled expansion of my ancients collection. Fire Forge Games is coming out with plastic Teutonic Knights and are promising a whole line of plastic figures for the 13th century. This could mean I’d be building a whole new army to match my Saracens, but I hardly see that as a actual problem.
And I’m sure there is some other project waiting to get my attention in 2012. Even if the Mayans do get us, at least I’ll most of a year to work on the lead pile.