Monday, 31 December 2012

A Year in Gaming

Looking at my (babdly named) Victory Roll for the year, I see that I played a total of 71 games this year. Not bad, and certainly more than I was expecting.

Here's the breakdown:

26 Wins
37 Losses
8 Drawn

Not exactly a glorious list of victories, but good enough to suit me really, and pretty reflective of my actual war-gaming prowess (or lack of them). I'm one of those people blessed (or cursed) with the satisfaction of knowing that my efforts help keep other gamers win:loss ratios favourable.

So what were the highlights of my gaming year?

Well, starting in no particular order, this month was a bit of a weather-change. I won 7 of my eight games. Granted,  four of those wins were playing Once About A Time the card game with my wife, but she's a gamer too so they still count (I'm reaching a bit here, aren't I?). I also won my first  ever game of King of Tokyo, the rampaging giant monster game, in a field of six players. Then I went on to win my first ever game of Dreadball. But just in case you think it was all beginners luck this month, I should also point out that I lost my first ever game of Blood Bowl Team-Manager as well.

Other highlights for me were my abominable 16 game losing streak with my 40K Imperial Guard army. This has been counter-balanced a little by my ongoing streak of 6 games without a loss using my Chaos Space Marines. My track record with the army is 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses so far, not bad considering that the losses were in my first two games. 0ne loss was against Doug's fearsome Daemons ,  the other against fellow pod-caster and high-end tournament player Liam. That was the game featured in the video battle-report in the last post.

The Draw? That was against Rich, another regular tournament winner and Chaos of the Warp host; with his Khorne-themed Chaos Space Marine and Daemon Army.

All in all, it's been a good year. I seem to have gotten back into 40K at just the right time, on the cusp of the 6th edition release. While I haven't exactly covered myself in glory this year, I can't help but think that next year will be different. If it hadn't been for the death of my god friend and fellow gamer, Spencer Werner, in July; it would have been a very good gaming year indeed.

January 2012:
Runewar (Humans) : 1 Loss
Saga (Normans): 1 Loss
In the Emperor's Name (Imp Guard) 1 Win, 1 Loss, 1 Draw.
W40K 5th ed: (Space Marines) 1 Win.

February 2012:
In The Emperor's Name (Necrons) 1 Loss (Moral Victory)

March 2012:
Blood Bowl (Humans) 1 Loss.
Heavy Gear (Emirates) 1 Win.

April 2012:
AE-WWII (Finns) 1 Win, 1 Loss
Tomorrow's War (Xenos) 1 Loss
Empire of the Dead 1 Win
Blood Bowl (Humans) Drawn 2

May 2012:
Malefaux (first ever game) 1 Loss.
AE-WWII (Finns) 1 Loss
Empire of the Dead 1 Loss.
Heavy Gear 1 Win
Blood Bowl 1 Win, 2 Lost.
W40K 1 Win, 1 Loss.

June 2012:
40K 4 Lost,
Bang 2 Lost,
Battletech 2 Wins

July 2012:
40K: 5 Lost
Battletech: 1 Win, 1 Loss.

August 2012:
40K: 1 Loss
Battletech: 1 Win. 2 Loss

September 2012:
Nilch. De Nada. Nothing.

October 2012:
40k: 2 Win, 7 Lost, 1 Drawn
Battletech: 1 Win
Blood Bowl: 1 Win, 2 Drawn, 1 Loss

November 2012:
40k: 4 Win. 1 Drawn
X-Wing: 1 Loss, 1 Draw
Battletech: 1 Win

December 2012:
King of Tokyo: 1 Win
BB Team Manager: 1 Loss
Once Upon a Time: 4 Wins
Dreadball: 1 Win


  1. I wished I'd played that many games this year! Looking forward to your blog posts for 2013. Happy New Year buddy

  2. Let's see how many I've played this year... Oh, 1.