But believing things can always be worse (yes, things can ALWAYS be worse), I thought I would try to come up with ten periods I have an interest in, but have thus far resisted. I succeeded. In fact, I came up with 15:
- Jacobites: As note previously, I'm of Scottish descent. I've been to the auld stomping grounds. I've visited the clan castle. I've walked the field at Culloden Moor. But oof, seems like a lot of painting for fairly minimal reward.
- Scottish Wars of Independence: Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and all that. If the right range comes along, this will be verrrrry tempting indeed.
- King Phillip's War: Heck, I'll even throw in the Seminole wars here. Some very nice looking minis out there. It's a different era for me. Fascinating back story. Not a ton of figures required. Maybe some day.
- Egyptians or other chariot wars: I actually started at one point, in 10mm, but sold them. Honestly, I could never find a set of rules I liked. Still, it would look impressive.
- Samurai: I actually have minimal interest in the history, but the plastic minis make it reasonably affordable, and Saga rules look like a good fit. But I have pretty much zero reference materials.
- Pacific WW2: So far I'm sticking with the air war, but the island hopping campaigns do hold an appeal.
- Mexican Revolution: I've actually always been fascinated by this. Pancho Villa and all that. This is one if someone came to me and offered to split it up, I'd probably be in.
- French & Indian War: I have a lot of AWI, so I always wonder how different it would be. Then along comes Muskets & Tomahawks, making this an appealing skirmish period. I really may have to do this.
- War of 1812: One of the few "local" wars. That alone is intriguing. But to do both sides? Nah.
- Spanish American War: Another fascinating period. But like Jacobites, I don't know if there is enough "replayability" to justify the effort.
- War of the Roses: Um, just cool. But it would be an undertaiking.
- Romans: I don't have any. Never knew where to start. Still don't.
- Darkest Africa/Zulus: Darkest Africa skirmish games always look so impressive. This probably wouldn't take much to push me over the edge.
- Plains Wars: A visit to the Little Bighorn as a kid planted an interest that has never gone away. But it always looks tough to convert into a game to me.
- Napoleonics: Yep, it's true. I don't have any. Some of the plastics have been tempting though.
Throw in some pulp gaming, and I'd have to live about another 100 years to get all this in!