At the beginning of 2015, projects targeted for work included the 15mm Risorgimento, 18mm 1799 Suvorov, 28mm Napoleonics, and a start on the fledgling 28mm Great Italian Wars project (see Project Plans 2015). Examining Chart 1 (Adjusted Counts by Era) shows the Big 3 eras worked were Napoleonics, Risorgimento, and Spanish-American War. As Meatloaf once sang, "two out of three ain't bad."
Even with the introduction of some Spanish-American War troops into the mix, Penninsular War and Italian Reunification dominated all others.
In the overall scheme of monitoring painting production, 2015 appears to be on track for meeting my goals set out at the beginning of the year. My projected goal was to paint 900 figures and accrue 3,800 Adjusted Painting Points. At the end of June, 516 figures have crossed the painting desk worth 1,644 painting points. Figure counts are ahead of schedule while Adjusted Painting Points lag projections. One remedy to boost Adjusted Painting Points is to paint more 28mm figures. Luckily, I have a bunch of 28s in The Lead Pile!
My 2015 goal to make some progress towards the 1799 project has not been met with much success. While the project did experience a unit mustering off from the painting desk, that success was confined to one, 12 figure cavalry unit. A couple of Austrian units are primed and in the painting queue but are still awaiting a painting slot. To uphold one of the 2015 goals of getting an inaugural 1799 project game onto the table, I better start planning for it. While I could substitute combatants in the later period uniforms, I prefer to field the game using the earlier uniforms and primarily AB and Eureka figures. More cavalry and artillery could be called-up, for sure. What battle should I consider? Something small, of course.