I finished the month of December with the final two stands of AWI British Light Infantry, bringing the unit up to 48 figures (8 stands of 6 figures), or 480 men at a 1:10 ratio. Adding these to the 40 British Brigade of Guards, also for the AWI period, results in a total of 88 figures painted for the month. That is more or less up to my painting pace in the days of old (several years ago), although it was admittedly helped by having the last 11 days of the year off from work. So make hay while the sun still shines.
I'm trying to think of the wargaming highlights for the year, of which there are many, but few are remembered:
1. SYW - the British army finally defeated the French for the first time in about 5 years, at the Battle of Waldeck!
2. SYW - Golconda Miniatures for the wars in India are first released
3. AWI - Fife & Drum Miniatures go into production
4. Colonial games - played several fun and interesting games set in the 1890s in Bill Protz's General Pettygree campaign.
I'm sure that there are others, but these are the ones that stick in my mind the most.
On the bad side of the ledger, there were a lot of natural disasters going on around the world such as the tsunami in Japan, heavy floods and hurricanes all over the USA, earthquakes and more. May 2012 have fewer natural disasters.