A beautiful sunny day here in Levin, New Zealand for Christmas 2011. I would like to wish all my fellow gamers a very merry Christmas and hope you enjoy your day today.
As for most gamers our net of contacts is cast fairly wide these days with tournaments and fun club or campaign weekends bringing us together from around the country or in fact the world. So I would like thank my local mates I game with whether it be wargaming or monday night roleplaying (Cody, Stu, Hadleigh, Womble and Mitch), the boys in Auckland I recently had a great time of Mordheim with(Dan and Andrew), Richard in Sydney who graciously hosted Cody and I for High Lords of Terra, Wil who now resides in the frozen north of Canada and Ryan who over Summer is in Perth who thanks to email still discusses army builds, tactics and painting on a regular basis, Pete Dunn over at www.thefieldsofblood.com who has run and hosted some extremely fun Warhammer fantasy weekends and the other Wellington/NZ based gamers I have meet and played with at these events and many other people who I have gamed with in the last 12 months, thank you.
So above is pictured the gaming haul I very happily received about an hour ago from my wife and despite what other people may say about Dreadfleet I am extremely pleased to have been given it as I wanted it but spent my gaming dollars on Necron units for the joint army. Upon opening the box the level of detail in the terrain and miniatures is fantastic! I know the local boys are keen to give it a go so it will be put to good use, right Cody?
The Avatar of War Models are awesome, its good to know I can open up a website like www.slavetopainting.co.nz on Ali's Ipad and she actually pays attention. She says they arrived in two days as well so bonus. The Goblin King should soon be leading my Goblin horde while the other two just had serious cool value for me and I'm sure Stu will 'borrow' the Daemon for his army while the Witchhunter will make it to the monday night rpg table and a Mordheim warband.
So I hope other people may have received the gift of gaming like I have and I look forwardd to what the rest of the day brings - my mother in law does like warhammer terrain and my sister in law was sent the 'wish list' too...