Unfortunately, this attack quickly became over-extended and was viciously counterattacked. Near Groveton Woods, Starke attacks Hooker's Division and having suffered heavily, Hooker fails a panic check. On the Federal left, defensive positions are hastily prepared as Longstreet's Wing reaches the battlefield and deploys. Losses to this point reach about 15,000 for the Federals and about 13,500 for the Confederates. With Paul returning to the road for a lengthy stretch in the new year, I'll likely pack up the game to make room for something new on the tabletop.
Second, I reconnected with (who was once) my long-lost gaming buddy Jake. Jake is in fine shape having complete two tours in Iraq. We enjoyed a good chat and a brief show and tell on Christmas Eve before rushing off to meet his family for church service. Very good to see him again and hopefully we'll meet across the gaming table in 2011.
Third, painting totals for December were respectable and I'm very pleased to have added Newcastle's Regiment of Foote to the ECW collection. Only three Renegade foot regiments remain unpainted. I lost the painting mo-jo for a bit in December due to holidays, final exams, work, etc. and didn't get much accomplished over the holiday break. Still, pleased to be fleshing out the SYW Austrian higher command and bringing Kolowrat up to six squadrons. Up next is more high command for the Prussians.
For 2010, I managed to paint nearly 1,400 figures and 18 pieces of equipment. Most of the equipment consisted of limbers or supply wagons. A respectable annual total and much above my goal of 900 figures. 2010 saw the completion of the FIW project having painted all remaining figures. Well, I still have a few odds and ends but not enough to field one unit. I also purged the 20mm Vietnam collection in 2010 and may be wrangling a swap of my 15mm Medievals.
Annual Painting Tally for 2010
|Era||Scale||Type||Figure Cnt||Equip Cnt|
|American Civil War||10mm||Artillery||48||6|
|American Civil War||10mm||Cavalry||30|
|American Civil War||10mm||Infantry||46|
|American Civil War||15mm||Infantry||28|
|American War of Independence||15mm||Artillery||12||6|
|American War of Independence||15mm||Infantry||53|
|American War of Independence||28mm||Infantry||25|
|Bonaparte in Italy and Switzerland||18mm||Infantry||208|
|English Civil War||30mm||Cavalry||9|
|English Civil War||30mm||Infantry||54|
|French & Indian War||25mm||Infantry||49|
|Italian War of Independence||15mm||Cavalry||12|
|Italian War of Independence||15mm||Infantry||280|
|Seven Years War||18mm||Cavalry||114|
|Seven Years War||18mm||Command||26|
|Seven Years War||18mm||Infantry||154|