So, I have tried to understand what is the main issue that has caused my enthusiasm for the period to wane to suddenly and what I can do to get going again. As I said to John I think there are two main problems:
1. I have struggled with finding a set of rules that really works for me.
2. My knowledge of the period is basic beyond the uniforms and equipment etc.
I am going to carry on with this project for the coming year. I have selected some books on the Waterloo campaign and Napoleonic warfare in general. I'm starting with 'The Art of Warfare in The Age of Napoleon' by Gunther Rothenberg, an excellent read so far. I know that I want to hold on to the 'nostalgia' element of this project and to be able top play the type of games that I used to enjoy so much and to that extent I want simple fast play rules.
Having painstakingly removed 330 odd figures from their bases for packing (and broken Foys Fourth Law in the process: 'Basing' ), I now face the task of re-basing them and will take the opportunity to close them up somewhat and change/improve the basing style. I have also ordered more French artillery from Front Rank and have decided that I will stick with FR for the future.
A last 'thank you' to John, and hopefully normal service will soon be resumed.