Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy New Year!

I've been wallowing in the annual festive fug  and all normal routine has been duly kicked into touch. However, prior to breaking off for Christmas I did complete a number of long term jobs I had on the go for some time and will post them upon my return to London in the New Year.

In the meantime a picture of my very modest Christmas swag will have to suffice - the little woman and I decided upon austerity measures this year due to the impending, delayed global financial collapse.  There are a couple of things missing, a few bottles of grog and  a blu-ray of one of my favourite films, Gangs of New York.


Two things worth mentioning; wargaming took a back seat on my austerity list, as I already have numerous uncompleted projects littered about the place. However, I can't wait to get my mitts on Conquest Games' Norman Infantry, which upon initial inspection, look great.

Another pressie I'm looking forward to getting to grips with is 'Decision Points' - the political memoirs of George W.Bush. We all know he is widely ridiculed - often unjustifiably - particularly among the naturally Left-leaning European press and has made a number of gaffes, usually during public speaking events; however, I find him fascinating and am looking forward to reading his account; my thoughts of which will be posted in due course.

2013 is a monumental year for me on a personal front, as redundancy looms which brings to an end nearly twenty-nine years service as a soldier in the British Army due to defence cuts. Suffice to say, new challenges abound!

All that remains though is to wish you all a very Happy New Year and look forward to more painting, gaming and blogging (but almost certainly not in that order!)

That's it for now,

Monty

23 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Monty. Good luck with finishing those projects. Something I need to focus on in the new year as well.

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    1. Happy New Year and good luck for 2013. It can be a little daunting being made redundant, but a chap with your undoubted talents will be fine in civie street. Any plans?

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    2. Hi Justin, sorry I never replied earlier ( bit late now, but hey) I've moved into FE teaching at my local college, which is different, but not bad for now. Trying to narrow down the (slow)painting projects too :)

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  2. Happy New Year Monty. We too decided that austerity should rule this year and to be honest the Wife and I had one of the most enjoyable, relaxing Christmas's for years. It's amazing how much commercialism has added to the pressures of the Christmas season over the years.
    Best wishes for 2013.

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Steve - have a great one!

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  3. Happy New Year fella, all the best for the coming year. A great haul of Xmas booty there, nothing like a Bernard Cornwell yarn on a winter's night!

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  4. Happy new year and very good luck. Here in Spain the conomic situation is neither particularly enticing

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  5. Same to you, too Anibal - hope all is well for you in 2013 ;)

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  6. A nice wee haul there Monty. All the best for the coming year mate.

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  7. 1356 looks good. His Azincourt was pretty good, some quite brutal bits in it. 200AD do hardbacks now?
    Happy new year!

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    1. Thanks Paul - you too ;) some 2000 AD graphic novels are in hard back - ABC Warriors and Slaine, among them.

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    1. Cheers Beccas - same to you ;)

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  10. Merry Christmas and I hope 2013 is a cracker for you. Good Luck hanging up your boots - I hope to keep mine on for some time yet!

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    1. Thanks Paul - you too ;)
      Wish I could keep the boots on, but there it is... ;)

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  11. A nice haul of books, Merry Christmas dude and A Happy New Year sir!

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  12. A great looking Christmas haul! Have a great new year!

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