Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 the Review

Hello Troops,

I hope your holidays have had great !  I know the family and I had a great holiday and I am looking forward to the many projects, tournaments and games to review and post for you the fine readers.

So without any further delay, 2010 in review ...

Site Visitors

I have been very fortunate as a blog author to have many readers and visitors for 2010.  I currently have 37 followers to the blog.  Thanks so much !  I have had 1693 hits with 46 countries representing.  Not too shabby I must admit. 


To date of this writing I have 37 followers.  Again I thank all of you, both followers and those whom stop by.

Games Played in 2010

I was able to get a decent number of games this year, this includes tournaments and home games.  Flames of War lead the pack with 15 games and 2 tournaments.  I ran 2 games of Star Wars RPG.  CY6 was also played twice as well.  All games were great and I hope to get in many more in the new year.

Tournaments for 2010

The two tournaments I was able to participate in where great.  The first one was the Guns of August in Williamsburg VA.  I place 10 out of 12 and got the Best Sportsmanship Award.  The last tournament I participated in was the Icehouse Warriors Tournament in Claymont DE.  I was able to place 10th out of 16.  I played against some awesome fellows and had some great games.  I learned tons and so look forward to the tournaments planned in 2011.

WWPD: News from the Front

I was invited to start a podcast with Steven and Sean in 2010.  WWPD:NFTF has been a great success and an awesome project to be part of and contribute to.  You can catch it on iTunes and it has a great fan support and listening audience.  I was able to participate in Episodes 0, 1, 3, 5 and 6.  I am so looking forward to the New Year with the podcast group.  It's gonna be a blast !

2010 Miniature Tracking

I invested 3 days of man-hours in painting this year.  Give or take this is pretty accurate.  I was able to complete 26 miniatures.  Since the majority of my painting this year was Flames of War miniatures this works out as 26 stands and or vehicles.  My stands are anywhere between 3 to 5 miniatures per stand.  So its not a shabby figure for me.  It is definitely an improvement from 2009. I was able to finally finish my US Army (Glider Infantry),  US M-10 Anti-tank Destroyer Section, US Engineer Platoon, US 81mm Mortar Platoon and US Sherman Tank Platoon.

Book Reviews

I reviewed 3 books this year.  They were Death Trooper, Dies the Fire and Homeland.  I recommend all 3 to the followers of the blog.


2010 saw 75 postings minus this one.  2009 only had 25, so I can say I successfully did better.  The months of February, August and September lead the months with 8 postings.  On average I had at least 5 to 7 postings a month which considering my active household, paramedic school and my fire station schedule of 24 hours a shift, not too shabby at all.

Well I hope you enjoyed the bean counting for 2010.  I am looking forward to sharing more in 2011 in all aspects our hobby and gaming world.  Please feel free to share my site with your friends and invite them along as followers.  Please also check out WWPD: News from the Front.  We enjoy hearing from you and giving programming that the listeners ask for.  Hit up iTunes and listen away !!

Happy New Years ! Be safe and keep the Paint Flowing and the Dice Rolling !

Joe ... aka Mezz


  1. I'm a nerd so I love bean counting :) Thanks for the post- look forward to 2011 and what your blog will bring to the table :)

  2. Sounds like a pretty productive year, congrats!

  3. Thanks gang .... I am pretty excited as well !

  4. Thanks for the great blog Joe. It's been a good read and I will stay tuned in 2011.

  5. I'm a happy follower and do enjoy your posts - which have been more frequent than mine!

    Best wishes to you and your family for 2011.