|A pair of previously painted Italian G.50 fighters|
Once the Malta planes are done, I expect to move some Gripping Beast Plastics Arabs, foot and horse, into the painting queue. I've put together the light cavalry figures and I'm working on the heavy cavalry next. I'll put up photos once I get some paint on the figures.
Another possible summer distraction is the new "What a Tanker!" rules from Too Fat Lardies. Some of the guys in the area are talking about starting some linked games as part of a campaign. I've picked up a copy of the rules, so I can join the action. Although I think I will skip the France 1940 campaign and pick up with the next one (Russia or Western Desert). They are planning on using 15mm tanks, which should reduce any costs of having to buy tanks for this little side project.
Finally, I'm looking toward August and what I can game I can run for International Naval Wargaming Day 2018. David Manley started this last year (and I'm hoping he continues to push it) to "Celebrate the birth of the father of naval wargaming, Fred T. Jane, by running or taking part in a game of your own!" Jane's birthday, August 6, falls on a Monday this year. But I'm hoping to get a few people together the weekend before (or maybe even on Monday) far a small game. I just need to go through my stuff to pick out an appropriate game.
There will probably be a few other things that pop-up during the summer, but it feels like this is a good start.