To take my mind off some of the heavier day-to-day stuff in life, I've been day-dreaming a bit about what armies I'd really like to build if I had (a) the money, and (b) the time...
Early Imperial Romans
First up it has to be completing my rather too modest EIR collection. I really like the Black Tree Auxilliary figures - they're top notch, but the Legion figures are definitely a bit "middling" in terms of figure quality. The newer range from Aventine are good but they are kitted out for a slightly later era than the conquest of Britannia. The Legion need to be at the larger end of the figure scale to fit in with the Auxilia, so I'll probably have to stick with the BTD Legion figures.
A couple of years back I bought an army deal from Warlord when they released their plastic range of Caesar's Legions, along with some light troops such as Numidians. Typically for me they are still on the sprues. But I now I find myself looking at the Foundry range - superb figures that are full of character!
Ever since I first saw Phil's Germanic horde I thought that this army looked superb! I think his are mainly Foundry figures.
At the last Foundry W&C event I bought 10 packs of Normans. Again, they're still in the blisters. I have a reasonable sized Saxon army but the painting is a bit "hit and miss" (dipped). The Normans have always fascinated me. This was probably why, back in my younger WHFB days, I collected a Bretonnian army - don't laugh! This army would make a wonderful change from the less-than-dynamic shieldwalls of the Saxons.
It's not all Ancients & Early Medieval you know...
I have a number of blisters of Artizan British.
There's plenty more I could ramble on about... my own Viking army, WW2 US Airborne, Arthurian Romano-British, etc. But I think that's enough for now.
Whatever you day-dream about, enjoy your toys with your friends! :o)