I was really tempted to place an order for some of the 28mm scale Peninsular buildings I featured here some time back, but instead put another order into Perry for more figures while I'm waiting for the Sash & Sabre order to arrive. I'm actually going to have another crack at making some basic Spanish style buildings again myself from scratch, this time with a clearer idea of what I want to produce and in a scale closer to 30mm than 40mm. My favourite Merca China store has restocked on the ply sheets which are perfect for the purpose, being thin enough to cut with a craft knife but quite robust. This time round the roofing material will be corrugated cardboard which gives produces a reasonable simulation of Mediterranean roof tiles. The more terrain items I can produce from scratch the more money I can spend on 40mm figures. I'm currently sketching out a few ideas for the buildings.
The next Perry unit will actually be the Italian 5th infantry regiment in white uniforms, once again taking advantage of the 'buy 10 fusiliers, get them half price' offer so they work out £2.25 per figure for the 20 fusiliers. Of course the officers etc have to be purchased at full price. I have a couple to use as test figures experimenting with a London Grey base coat for a change. I need to check references as I have seen this unit shown with both red and green facings/lapels, I'm not sure which is correct. Currently on the painting desk is a second base of 6 Spanish Guerrillas by Perry.