Over the last few days, the humidity appears to have dropped a bit. There's still plenty of summer left, so I'm sure it will return. Never the less, low humidity = good weather for spray painting. That, in turn, has me thinking about my Great Northern War project (I have 200 or so figures to prep and prime).
To my mind, that gives the greatest flexibility. I can use sabots/movement trays (in my case, a fancy name for some craft foam with a card backing) for element based rules and large games, or I can use individual for, well, individual figure rules and smaller 1 to 1 skirmishes.
Speaking of rules, I think I have come to the conclusion that Bob Cordery's Memoir of Battle (with possibly some period specific modifications), G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. (again with modifications), and this very simple, but very fun sounding "fast and loose" idea from Soweiter League will be my rules of choice.
Simple rules tend to be easily modified without breaking, so I can add what I glean from the history of the GNW, if I feel they require it. The Soweiter League rules have the advantage, too, that Fitz-Badger has already demonstrated how effective they are with fewer figures per unit than many other rules use. Take a look at this example for inspiration! (as a matter of fact, he's also demonstrated that with G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. more recently).
So, while I may give Age of Reason a try, because I have a copy, it seems orders of magnitude more complex than Fitz-Badger's rules and I'm not convinced they'd give a game any more enjoyable for the effort.
The next step is to actually read through everything I have acquired regarding history and the uniforms, decide on paint schemes, unit size (if I opt to paint historical units) and then, hopefully, by the time that's done, summer weather will be more less over and I can spray prime the figures. I'm also considering starting a blog specific to the project, but I'm not yet decided on that.