Friday, 8 January 2021

Happy New Year!

The first of January my wife cried listening to Angela Merkel’s New Year’s speech. I guess 2020 was a bit exhausting.

fireworks

I miss my friends, going to restaurants, gaming conventions, playing Badminton, I miss traveling and, although I’m an introvert person, I miss seeing people who are neither family nor close friends.

What stresses me most is that somebody around me might get sick or even die if I’m not careful enough. These days even going to the supermarket can be a threat to your life. That’s difficult to understand if you grew up in Germany after WWII.

We probably have several weeks of homeschooling ahead of us. It’s hard for children not to be able to see their friends. And it’s hard for families to be stuck together all the time. Nevertheless I’m glad that schools are closed now. I hope it helps fighting the virus.

I’m looking forward to Spring and Summer …

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It’s the time of year to look back and make plans and this is a gaming blog, of course.

In 2020 I wanted to finish all of my old hobby projects (some of them I had started more than ten years ago) and I made a great effort to do so.

my desk

This is a picture of my desk. The palm trees and mud huts still need some work, but I’m pleased about how far I got.

Also I’m happy that I played a couple of strategy games with my children last year.

My plan for 2021 is to paint a small tabletop army for my children to play with, to improve my painting skills this way and to take the miniatures on the road, to play Dragon Rampant or something like that with a friend if that’s possible.

I have been thinking about a theme for this army for some time, dark ages or colonial, orcs or humans, Spanish or British, dinosaurs or pangolins, but it doesn’t really matter.

In 2020 I enjoyed reading your blogs a lot and having little conversations about the hobby in the comment sections of our blogs. I would like to thank you for this. It made life a bit more cheerful in otherwise stressful times.

Happy New Year!

Karl

6 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and yours. I look forward to seeing your hobby progress this year. I so know what you mean in paragraphs two and three.

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    1. Thank you, Alan. I wish you all the best for 2021.

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  2. Happy New year Karl!
    The palm trees and huts look really good - are they for the Pillars of Hercules campaign or a different project?

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    1. Thanks a lot. Happy New Year to you and yours! I started to make these terrain pieces with our campaign in mind and then I noticed that they could be useful for all kinds of games and historical periods ...

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  3. I wish you a better 2021..lovely palm trees!

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    1. Thanks a lot. I hope I didn't sound too gloomy. I wish you all the best for 2021! And thanks for the comment about the palm trees!

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