5 Jan 2023

The Review of 2022

It's now very much 2023, but I've seen a number of "What did I get up to in 2022?" posts recently so thought I'd try and do the same before everyone has consigned 2022 to the dustbin of history.

So, in 2022 I manged to achieve the following:


Most of the painting I've done has seemed to be bits and pieces to add into existing armies, with the most notable additions to the painted lead (and plastic) pile being:

  • 10 1/700th ships for Black Sails
  • A full 15mm Carolingian Frankish army for ADLG
  • Some 15mm 3-D printed Etruscans, making up almost an armys worth 
  • Quite a few 28mm Medieval Spanish, including some 3D printed infantry, Knights in both metal and plastic, and some Fireforge Almughavars too
  • A 3D printed 28mm Macedonian elephant (so I do have to make and paint the rest of the army now!)
  • A 3D printed 15mm fort 
  • 3 Armoured Elephants in 15mm
  • Some 15mm African Kingdoms cavalry, upcycling some Han chariot horses in the process
  • Refurbishing, rebasing and adding to a large 15mm Hittite army    


I also managed to fit in a few games - OK, more than "a few" perhaps! 

In fact, I played in..
  • 14 L'Art de la Guerre competitions
  • ..10 of which were in the UK, the others being in Spain, Germany, Portugal and Italy
  • ..in total those events saw me playing 63 individual games
  • ..using 13 different armies
  • ..and playing against 51 different opponents throughout the year

The range of armies I used was eclectic to say the least - starting with the peasant rabble of the Peoples Crusade, contrasting with the small but tough mounted army of the Medieval Hungarians, the shooting power (and heavy metal armour) of the French Ordonnance, the inestimable Swiss doing what Swiss do best, a pseudo-Roman Palmyran army with bolt shooters and cataphracts, the endless shieldwall of the Dark Age Rus, some well-padded elephants and dangerously explosive artillery in the Delhi Sultanate,  a double-helping of Khurasanians (playing singles and doubles), the mounted archery, Immortals and hapless wallpapered battle towers of Cyrus' Achaemenids, their predecessors the Assyrians in 28mm falling like wolves upon the flock, the Rolls Royce-like combined arms spectacle and colour of the (28mm) Ghaznavids, the Homeric Heroics of the Myceneans and finally (and probably least succesfully!) the high Steppe fully armoured horsemanship of the Tibetans to round out the year.  

Outside of ADLG events, I've also played club and friendly games using O Group (in 10mm), Chain of Command (20mm), ADLG Renaissance, Cold War Commander (6mm), FoGR (15mm) and Blitzkreig Commander (10mm). 
Other Stuff 

2022 also saw the Madaxeman media empire churn out;

  • 32 blog posts on this blog (aka new items on the front page of Madaxeman.com) 
  • Half a dozen episodes of the Madaxeman Podcast
  • The Podcast also saw 4,500 episodes downloaded during the year
  • The most popular Podcast episode was one entitled "Oh My Aachen Nuts!" where we talked about a road trip to a competition in Germany. This was downloaded 477 times in the last 12 months.
  • The Madaxeman YouTube Channel had 12,150 views in the last year, adding up to 1,600 hours of watch time (!!) 
  • The most watched video of the year was a report of games at the Beachhead competition, which totted up some 1,675 views and over 300 hours of view time.
  • I somehow also managed to send 994 Tweets from the Madaxeman Twitter account (!!)
  • ..and make 56 posts on Facebook as well.

Not bad eh...?

Lets see what 2023 brings ! 

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