During the final part of 2009 I felt that I was running out of new inspiration/ideas/periods, but I'm sure the manufacturers will release enough goodies to keep me happy.
1) As this year my intention should be to rationalise the stash again and paint/dispose as appropriate. For those interested, the stash still comprises over 7,000 20mm figures
2) Preparation for Gauntlet and the big game will take priority during the first half of the year. The big game is D-Day and I only have a limited number of new items to paint for my commitment. Gauntlet will be the Rif wars so it will not require a big effort by me, except providing terrain and maybe some rebasing of some existing Bedouin/Rif figures.
3) I also intend to complete anything new that I buy within a year of purchase, a real stretch target!!
Looking at the above I seem to have a clear run until I look at the contents of the stash, where several items really stand out as needing attention and I get a target list something like.
a) Completion of a WW2 US Parachute Infantry Regiment + support (about 100 figures)
b) Completion of a WW2 British Parachute Brigade + support (about 100 figures)
c) Some sort of Arab/Mameluke army for the crusades.
d) Close out the RCW/WW1 period, once Strelets produce their Red Infantry (as if any period gets totally closed out)
e ) Finally build a new 28mm ECW army using the warlord plastics broadly based on Sir William Waller's Western Association army, that fought at Lansdown, Roundway Down, Ripple Field, etc. Unfortunately most of the reference material I can remember is from Bath Library, so I'll have to plan that into my next family visit.
Decisions for 2010
i) whether to start gaming the Sudan, I keep resisting but slowly units keep creeping into the stash
ii) Whether or not to paint my 6mm Ancient Visigothic and Renaissance Polish armies?
iii) Do I build a Jacobite army using the new Strelets figures?
iv) Should I sell off some of my very old figures that I never use?
v) Should I rebase some of my existing forces?
Temptations for 2010
As already mentioned there are the Strelets Jacobites, and the RCW Red Infantry, already in the pipeline are GNW Russian Dragoons from Zvezda, WW2 tanks riders from Hat, plus some very useful 1805 French and Prussian Artillery.