Hi. Finally I've settled on what I want to do. Last night I placed an order with Wargames Foundry in the UK for a number of figures which I did have long ago - though foolishly sold- I yearn to have my Colonial Collection back again in 28mm- starting this month.
Yesterday - it occurred to me that I should re-visit a time when I was most happy with my Miniatures - that was indeed back in the late 1980's collecting War Games Foundry figures from the UK.
At this stage I intend to collect and paint up a British Naval Brigade - probably under 30 figures in total - and build a British Gunboat ( with Launches ). For my 'Enemy' I have chosen to collect Indian Mutineers - again a small force possibly a little over 30 figures.
I intend to play SOLO Games with rules devised or inspired by Donald Featherstone for Skirmish Games or those produced for Skirmish games by Michael Perry titled- 'Lunch In the Crimea'.
As for Scenarios: I have it in mind that the Setting will be a sort of Colonial Fiction / Victorian Science Fiction....for some time I've thought about a type of Setting for the Games that will be something like the famed Computer Game - 'Myst'.....I've yet to expand on the concept and develop some Fictional background History for the Figures and Settings.....it isn't all that important - though I'd like to have it sorted just the same.
For actual small games I see the Scenarios featuring my Gunboat 'HMS Thistle' and the Royal Navy as they do battle with Indian styled Tribesmen....it all could be under the Title:-
'The Adventures of HMS Thistle'.
I like where I'm at - there is a very good deal of modelling to be done. I will certainly enjoy the figure painting - especially the British sailors....there is the Gunboat HMS Thistle to be designed and built along with other vessels....plenty of buildings and structures to be made which need designing and building. Yes- very much looking forwards to a series of SOLO Skirmishes on my 5'6" x 13' Games Table.
My only regret is I should have started this all long ago and not wasted a lot of time, energy and savings on other things - yes, the time has certainly arrived to concentrate on this Project.