I do hope that the hangovers have been forgotten and plans are underway for new armies? Last year I purchased the "Black Powder" ruleset and they read OK and others seem to like them. Being a solo gamer I have to paint both sides (and more importantly pay for) so any new undertaking is a big deal. Also this year is going to be a big one court wise...in the high court in a few months so I am unsure really as too how much gaming time I will have.
Having said all that I am VERY impressed with all the plastic 28mm figures now available. Also having done a little maths the 28mm are actually the same price or even cheaper than 15mm metal! So the future is 28mm and plastic!