This is arguably a bit too early but I wanted to write my year in review because it’s been on my mind.
The most significant thing for me was, obviously, the creation of The Shell Case. And what a decision that was. Had I known that setting up this humble little blog would see me writing reviews for all the weird and wonderful games and have them read all over the world I would have done it a long time a go. It’s been an amazing few months.
Its success is down to, in part, certain individuals like @DocBungle, Chris_S79 and a host of others that I could list but it’d make a boring read. You all know who you are so thank you.
I’ve also been hugely lucky to to inteview the incredibly awesome Sarah Cawkwell, writer of The Gildar Rift (my first Black Library eBook purchase), and the visionary Erasmus, creator of the Lord Inquisitor.
Off the back of the blog, the forum was founded and shortly after the Alliance. Both are growing although not as fast as I like, but that’s entirely down to me not having time to do much of anything beyond the blog. This is partly down to the Super Mega Awesome Shell Case Project but mostly because my day job is taking up far too much of my time.
My new year’s resolution really should be to get my Shell Case shit together.
So it has been (half a) year of writing reading, playing, reviewing and meeting some awesome peope both on Twitter and through the various companies I’ve had the very great pleasure of dealing with. And I’ve loved every minute of it.
Next year should be interesting with the Super Mega Awesome Shell Case Project hopefully coming to conclusion, more reviews and hopefully getting my own game off the ground. I hope that the community continues to grow and the #warmongers with it who are all a bunch of awesome chaps.
In the new year we’re introducing a 6th member to The Chaps which is very exciting and will hopefully see the Mordheim campaign grow but new campaigns start too. I’d also really.like to get Ian, Jeremy, Neil and the Freshman into Firestorm Armada and Dystopian Wars because, well, the game is cool and the models are the tits.
Anyway, I want to wish all of you a very Happy 2012. May it bring happiness, health and many shiny toys.