1) Baroque - ECW - considered but discarded options - WECW, Victory Without Quarter. I might even work on a campaign. Stay tuned...
2) D&D 5e - My son and I will be participating in a bi weekly game via Skype with chums from my childhood. I recently acquired the appropriate Players Handbook from Amazon so this is another step to committing to play.
3) Sword and Spear - Ancients - considered but discarded options - C&C Ancients. This is an excellent little game that has become popular with my local group.
5) Battle Cry - ACW - considered but discarded options - Fire and Fury Regimental. F&F looks amazing but takes too long for me to commit to 6 games. Battle Cry will scratch the ACW itch and I could play 6 games in a sitting if needed.
6) Commit the Garde - Napoleonics - considered but discarded options - C&C:N, Napoleon's Battles, Shako 2 to name a few. Commit the Garde is popular with the group, allows big battles on a small space and gets a result in an afternoon of play.
I will probably play some of the optional games but will not commit to 6 games.
My painting goals are modest this year. I have MANY figures. Of course, more is better but not at the cost of playing games. I plan to add to my 15mm WW2 stuff in small quantity to allow options for Chain of Command and Bolt Action. I bought 40 foot and 24 horse for ECW from Warlord games that I will paint up. I found a Baroque Scenario for Edgehill that looked like fun.
Another goal is to stay focused on adding 15mm and 28mm terrain. Hows this for a New Years Resolution:
12 feet of 28mm fence, stone walls, hedges
4 28mm buildings - for ECW and WW2
4 15mm buildings - for Napoleonics and ACW
Upgrade hills for 4" hexes