Happy New Year, all the best for 2014!
I hope Santa was kind to you all. He certainly was generous to me, I have a Warlord Games English Civil War Battalia to paint, along with a Gripping Beast 6 pt Anglo-Danish Army, as well as a host of 6mm Heroics and Ros, including the makings of a WW1 British force, various WW2 odds and ends to finish off units and the makings of a 1980's modern French force. He also bought me Max Hastings' "Catastrophe", which I will enjoy reading once my eyes are back to normal.
Unfortunately, I've had a recurrence of my eye problems and spent the early hours of Sunday 22nd in Casualty and the morning of Monday 23rd at the Eye Clinic, having my eye debrided .... again! Fortunately, my sight began to come back on Christmas Eve and was significantly better for Christmas Day, so Santa gave me the best present ever. The latest theory from the clinic is that I may have developed a sensitivity to cyanoacrylate glues (Superglue), which is a pity as I work with the stuff as well as use it for the hobby, so will now have to wear safety specs and use gloves when handling the stuff - probably sensible precautions anyway!
So, an entire holiday with no reading, driving or model-making/painting. Telly just isn't as good as it was back in the 70's! Still, it meant I had lots of time to help my lad with his new toys, although the Wii games were beyond me.
So, when I get back to painting, I'll be wrapping up the 6mm Soviet Motor Rifle Regiment. Then it will be on to the Andreivian Turk irregular forces (some Under Fire Miniatures Chechens and plastic Mujahideen) ready for the Crisis Point game in April. I'll also be fitting in some 6mm 1980's French for the game at Broughton in September. In between times, the Saga warband and Warlord Battalia will be slotted in as and when.
So, hope you all had a great holiday season and look forward to catching up in the New Year.
All the best and thanks for looking.