It's the start of a new month, so it's time for a round up of the previous month.
End of July Stats:
Page Views: 30658 (6608 in July - a huge jump in the hit rate, only partly attributable to my prize draw)
Followers: 235 (44 new in July)
Posts: 210 (33 in July, just over 1 per day)
Last month I wrote down what my plans were, so how did I do?
I did get side-tracked a bit by painting up 4 units and a command group for my Medieval Swiss rather then just the one unit of mounted crossbowmen. This did have an impact on the rest of my plans - the Vikings haven't had their basing done yet; I didn't get the 30YW commanders and camp bits painted, but I have somehow managed to get my total painted troops to 650 points; the SciFi stuff hasn't been touched. Andy has informed me what I'll be painting up for him as his prize (7YW Austrian Cuirassiers) but he hasn't provided me with the figures yet.
I got 2 of my 3 club tournament games out of the way. The third has had to wait as my opponent had to go away on a contract at short notice - we're hoping to get our game done on the 16th. I did get a bunch of Saga games in, but didn't get to sit in on any FoG:R games, nor to play any Tomorrow's War.
I didn't get round to doing any book reviews. I finished reading 3 books in July - "Death of Kings", "The Art of Warfare on Land" and "The Niebelungenlied" - I will try to do reviews of them this month. currently I'm reading CV Wedgewood's "The Thirty Years War".
I guess I should set out my plans for August:
Scythians - I've got 24 light horse, 12 cataphracts and 3 mounted command figures to paint. I hope to get at least some of them done
30YW - paint up my commanders, the third regiment of Reiters, 2 more field guns with crew, another 3 bases of dragoons, camp bits, ambush markers, casualties. If I get time, paint up the 2 remaining regiments of foot.
SciFi - make some headway on the Chewks, space demons and battle bots
FoG:AM - see how my Swiss fare against the Seljuk Turks
FoG:R - I should manage to get in a game this month.
Saga - I'll probably get a few more games in
Tomorrow's War - I might actually get a game in this month - one of the other players has a hankering to play again.
To actually do the book reviews!
What am I up to right now (other than writing this blog post)? Well, last night I did prep the 30YW command groups, and I'm in the middle of prepping the 3rd unit of Reiters (which will be the Blue regiment). I'll probably make a start on the Scythians tomorrow (if I don't go to the club), just for an excuse to pick up a paintbrush again. I'm aiming to prep a unit's worth of figures every evening, so painting progress will be slow for the next few days.