A good example of this is my sudden desire to get a Sengoku (ie Late Samurai) army for Impetvs in 28mm. I had that idea back late 2011 (has it been so long?) and I DID go get myself a copy of Kessen on TM right away but have bided my time (heh) on the Samurai army. Until Jason decided he wanted to get one - then boom, army purchased and away we go at the cracking rate of one 8cm Impetvs stand per week. I fond modest targets are the best ones, as they will always be met or exceeded. Here is what I've managed so far:
Stating that, I don't see myself actually playing 12cm frontage Impetvs. I know the boys up in Wellington think it is fine based on Basic Impetvs Baroque but I've 'been there, done that' as regards doing that in the Ancient/Medieval period. I do think the Samurai army would do better than most on a 12cm frontage, as almost everything is FL or T and there is very little FP. However, Western style armies tend to suck on the wider frontage IME, too clunky, too cluttered, too slow. Like an old PC strategy game having path-finding issues because of the AI. This is all on a 6'x4' mind but I really don't think 'but we can use bigger tables' is a genuine answer either, even if it is the Backpowder etc way. 6'x4' is a good standard size that can fit in lots of tables at a tournament or on our kitchen tables.
Anyway, what else is on the Wishlist? Well:
1. Arthurians! I Still don't have these in 28mm as I got them in 15mm for the bad old FOG days.
2. Romance of the Three Kingdoms Shu-Han
4. Romulans and Klingons to go with my Star Fleet ships.
7.Some kind of Fantasy Human Empire army. No not Warhammer, that game is appalling in its design. Something to go with an actually playable system like Impetvs or at the very lest something coherent, if more limited - like a Blackpowder/HC based game (which is in the works). It will be the perfect excuse to use the above figs. With Wizards and Gryphons.
9. Lastly lots of these. For no particular project really, I will be able (over) use them even more than my Dunlendings/Carn Dum/Vikings/Anglo-Danes/Huscarls... I am so glad these are finally out. It's been a long wait but I applaud them for pitching the set as generic. (edit) I knew what I was talking about - these are by Gripping Beast.
(edit) 10. I kind of consider this a subset of '7' but the Human Empire Figs I would use would be Perry C15th/16th, which would do for Italian Wars. Probably Venetian. The Italian Wars are awesome. See the above clip of the French bastards kicking it all off.
Anyone else have such a long but specific wishlist? You can see some projects there I have dipped my toe into (eg the Star Fleet stuff and the TYW Swedes) but it can be hard to really get going unless you have others doing the same project. So much of the above may stay on the back-burner, waiting for gaps in amongst what else I am doing like FOW (which is never on the wishlist but often expanded if someone is running something themed) etc.