Well having returned from a most enjoyable holiday in Crete pleased to find all my Mags waiting for me on my return.
I'm picking up a growing theme amongst us slighter older gamers, whilst our enthusiasm remains undiminished perhaps reality of our mortality is setting in and whilst we all have too much stuff perhaps we haven't really done much about it. Henry Hyde has a piece in his new mag.
I had started the process before my break and got rid of an awful lot of stuff, more worrying is it didn't seem to create much space!!!
Anyway whilst away i got to thinking and came up with two strands of thought, the first was what periods did I really enjoy playing regardless and that over the years have given me the most enjoyment.
1. Ancients (Rome, Greece, and their enemies)
2. 18th Century (AWI and SYW)
5. Warhammer fantasy (v.old armies in possession)
6. Sci Fi skirmish
and that was about it. All the rest have been fads picked up along the way which effectively stop me playing my favourite periods.
The decision is all the rest will go, some quicker than others and some may be retained because there's not a lot of them e.g. VBCW and AK47
I actually feel better for going through the process, some of the periods eg Napoleonic will be multi scale because of what I want to do eg 6mm Peninsular but 28mm DBN for the rest.
The second part was my 'Bucket List' of games I would like to play before I depart.
3.1066 Hastings campaign
4.Alexander The Greats Battles
5.Battles of the 2nd Punic War
6 Arnhem Campaign
7. Blenheim ( already played this with the League of Augsberg chaps some years ago and what a great time I had)
In terms of Gettysburg I dont want to start collecting an painting new armies so I may resort to using paper armies!
I haven't thought about 1066 but 6mm may be a solution?
The rest as the say will hopefully be history one day.