What do I play? Bear with this and the commentary. I'm not sure if CJ wants to know how well I play so he can take advantage of me on the table or not.
I play(ed): Confrontation 3.0/3.5 - I was fairly good at the game and still have a few armies. I've been selling my excess metal b/c I really can't use it. I'm willing to play "Old School" confrontation but recognize it currently is a "dead" game and I haven't played since Aug 2007.
I may play: Confrontation Age of Ragnarok. Why may? The number of figures it takes to play is not an issue as I have this size of force for Dirz and Goblins. However, the figures are removed at such a rapid pace that I have trouble using the metal models painted to a decent standard. It plays a bit like AT43 (which I like) but I think I'd enjoy the game more w/ the prepainted plastics. Setting up that much self painted metal and then pulling it off the table quickly (especially w/ fragile models) doesn't go well and since it's a fast game you want to play fast. In the end I may base coat and "Dip" my metals for the troopers to play or just say to heck w/ it and buy the plastics.
AT43 - UNA player: It's a fun/faced paced game and has good strategy that can be layered into the game. The reinforcement points are a nice mechanic. I think I'm a decent player but I haven't played in about 60 days. But it is easy to pick up and I can carry the army in a plastic container.
Infinity: Currently my game of choice. Force: Combined Army. Small D20 skirmish game based on Animae/future earth. Extremely deep tactically and I'd be happy to give a demo to any interested. Produced by a Spanish Company (Corvus Belli) who have long produced historicals. Recently (Jan 2007) translated to English. Games are played between 150 to 300 pts which is about 10 to 15 figures. Most commonly played at 250/300pts. Each side fully activates before the other player goes but each activation (w/ LOS) generates a reaction order (ie. shoot back/dodge/Alert other figs...etc). Figs are available online from several retailers and locally (kinda) at Krystal Keep games in Kettering/Dayton. www.infinitythegame.com
I'm a Noob at this w/ a good sense of mechanics and tactics.
Painted Armies but never played (or only 1 demo)
WHFB: Orcs & Goblins
Hordes: Legion of Everblight
Flames of War: British Desert Rats (mid period)
Helldorado: Saracens (French game by Asmodee)
Armies that need paint and have never played
Dark Age - Brood (www.dark-age.com)
another d20 system.
WH40K - Tyranids