This is just a simple post to provide a bit of info on what is happening behind the curtain.
I have several naval projects that have various, but comparatively little, amounts of completion. First off is a fantasy naval project, based on the fictional world of Tékumel. This project will utilize 1/1200 ancient naval ships for the most part, although many will need conversions.
Next is Age of Sail. In reality, this could be split into more than one project, but I am going to try and keep it simple (and to fool my brain about not having too many projects!) This will be in 1/1200 also, and will be subdivided into Anglo-Dutch and War of 1812, and maybe another...
Ironclads is the next project, once again at 1/1200. At first I was quite keen on ACW (as noted previously on this blog), but I am hoping to also add South American actions into the fold.
Last but not least is pre-dreadnoughts. I am looking to pick up the pieces of my old WW1 project by slowly acquiring more 1/1800 ships from WTJ, although the cut-off point for my collection will be well before 1914.
Of all of these projects, only the Tékumel naval set is remotely close to earning the title 'playable', as I still have some of the ships from previous work. Nothing is painted, however, and there are many ships to get for balanced forces. Age of Sail counts only two models in my possession at the moment, and much prep work needs to happen before I can start to build them. I want to get my ideas about rigging, basing, rules, etc. solidified before jumping in too deeply. In the Ironclads project, I have a few vessels from a variety of manufacturers, and those are not in a cohesive collection as they are scattered among different theaters of the war. Pre-dreadnoughts are still just a collection of books as I await my first order of models from WTJ.
It might seem that I am spreading myself thinly, and that is largely true. However, with many of these projects I can have a game with only a single vessel on each side, or maybe two.