Well, I finally did it and picked up a copy of Command & Conquest Napoleonics, and so far am impresses with the game. I spent an hour or so last night putting stickers on little wooden blocks, ably assisted by my daughter and much to my wife's amusement.
The basement continues to overshadow most gaming. We had the contractors in to patch the wall as a literal stop gap measure. This meant clearing everything back from the wall (except the washer and dryer which they worked around). The firm was on time, polite and did good work. They are back in June with bobcats to excavate the entire foundation, brace the bad wall, seal all the walls and then put in weeping tile. Of course the wall to be braced has both the gas meter and the electrical panel, which should be fun to deal with. I'm also not sure how we'll get in out once the digging starts!
I've put off doing the naval game at our local con. I was too late getting on the schedule and would be up against the other big historical event (CCN game), which meant we'd be vote-splitting the interested parties. Plus I'm just not ready after final exams and flooding. Next year, and quite possible later this month at a regular games day.