Slowly working out how my new computer operates , it took me 5 or 6 years to get the best out of the old one - reaching techno-nirvana just before it's sudden demise . Windows 10 seems to hide things I want and all the old familiar symbols have changed and it seems to have eaten some photos I downloaded !?. One of my New Year gaming resolutions was - no new projects! - how weak willed I am ! . 'A' and I have been playing Old School FPW and ACW using my version of Don Featherstone's rules and been having a jolly time of it , both collections are now finished and there is nothing left to paint for them , this got me thinking (always a dangerous thing -Arty Buchanan a ex work colleague of mine used to say "your more likely to get into trouble by thinking than not !") - what new thing could I do next to capitalise on these successes ?. I'd enjoyed both of these projects - each having a planned number of figures/units so a definite target to head for . I regularly visit the 'Plastic Soldier Review site and marvel at the wealth of plastic figures it covers and I came across a review of some 'Mars' Thirty Years War figures (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Index.aspx) , they were not particularly impressed with them , but I thought them rather cute and characterful . I've been reading Don Featherstone's last book 'Lost Tales' (a quaint mix of his military career and some unpublished rules)and in them was a set for the ECW - I thought could I combine the two ? , I know nothing of the Thirty Years War (apart from the length of time it took to resolve) but the rot has set in and I've started thinking (Arty is shaking his head!) .