I've given up on saying I've finished them. I've decided that ACW will be my fall back collection. I have enough to complete what I wanted to do but I think I'm addicted to them. I.e. I won't actively purchase them any more but I will be on the look out for bargains and will buy them.
I've been searching for a new project, I have a lot of completed armies but there is always that hunger. Matt over at the Wargames in the Dungeon Blog has begun a new project. 7 Years War in 10mm using the Pendraken range. Quite like painting 10mm, you have to get your eye in and think differently. So I decided to dip my toe in the water and build a Brunswicker force. The Kronoskaf web page has a truly wondrous resource and I've been using this a lot. The idea came from the Battleground show where the Stafford Wargames Society put on a brilliant 7YW game in 10mm with 1 regiment per base. I regiment = 1 pack of figures from Pendraken. It looked fantastic and at £5 per regiment a pretty cheap way of building a massive force.
So I started them last night and finished my 1st Brunswicker regiment, the Leib Regiment
Split them into 2 bases, 1 battalion each
They look pretty good, if I say so myself (which I did)
I hand painted the flags, I actually made one out of a white sticky label, and stuck it to a musketeer. It enables me match the flags to the regiment properly, apart from the obvious lack for free hand painting ability.
Overall I can see this being a big project, already order the missing units to complete the Brunswickers - the whole army will have cost me £55 and think I will expand with some opponents - may be the Hungarians or the Holy Roman Empire