I'm now on my third session of chemotherapy and am wiped out but otherwise doing okay . . . at least I think so.
However I am changing my plans as to what I'll try playing solo (in lots of little chunks). I was going to game "The Stagonian Wars" set about 1725 or so . . . but since I can now get the Battleaxe figures I need from Historifigs, I think that I will have to put that project on hold for the nonce. The figures won't be immediately available since some new molds have to be made . . . and it will take a lot of time in my current condition to get them painted.
So, what to do?
I took a look in my figure cabinet and realized that I have two balanced late Renaissance armies all ready to go. They are based for Clarence Harrison's "Victory Without Quarter" ECW rules. Now I like these rules, but my usual opponent Murcock of MurdocK's MauraderS and The Duchy of Mieczyslaw fame, does not care for them . . . and I don't want to inflict them on him when there are other periods and rules that we both like.
But for solo gaming, I think that they will work splendidly. The two armies are currently flaged with Stagonian and GNW-era Swedish flags. I can't use the latter for Saxe-Bearstein because (by my background) it didn't come into existence until the Thirty Years War . . . and, of course, the Swedish flags are wrong too . . . but they look good.
But Sweden is a long way from Stagonia (roughly Bavaria) . . . so I need to create a new Imagi-Nation to the north of Stagonia (Saxe-Bearstein is to the east, basically Bohemia). But except for basing about six more units (all figures except for three already painted), I have little more to do . . . so instead of "The Stagonian Wars" I was planning on, I will now be attempting "The Early Stagonian Wars" using the same mini-campaign I previously planned for the later period.
At least that is the plan as of now.