For a long time, I have thought about starting one last project, one that was historical in nature. After a lot of mental wandering, and some input from my lovely wife, the solution might be at hand:
Mesoamerica is an interesting place in the 15-17th centuries. Colorful, and yet brutal as well. Conquistadors, Aztecs, and other smaller nations lend a lot of gaming potential, and it really was not a complete walk in the park for the Spanish...
This era has a lot to offer to me; the historical aspect is fairly well covered, and yet there is a lot that is not known about the period, especially between the native nations, that can make for interesting gaming. There is a good selection of miniatures, in 15mm and 28mm sizes. And, my lovely wife is interested in the period!
Of course, I did not stop with a couple of books:
These are some of the selections found at Eureka Miniatures USA. All of these are 28mm. On the top row are some Aztec Eagle Knights; center row is composed of sword and buckler Spanish; and on the bottom row - Huaxtecs.