I also have been rethinking my "battlefield". While the foam works ok, it tends to separate during the games. I think I will go back to a board, and try using tape for roads and rivers as other people do.
I have received my first new Neil Thomas book, WARGAMING:AN INTRODUCTION. Just looking through it, the book will be of value just based on his suggestions for different army makeups. It's a shame he skipped several periods of time as far as the armies are concerned; however, perhaps he plans more detailed books to cover those periods (such as horse & musket 18th century).
|My home cast Austrian Army. One cavalry unit is actually painted with late 19th-early 20th century uniforms; however, I like those uniforms and it is my army, so....|
|One of the unopened packs mentioned. This pack includes the command figures, so this would be an ideal set to base.|
|This is a pack of French skirmishers, again with command figures.|
|Here is the pack of Austrian grenadiers; again with command.|
|This pack is just of 24 infantry advancing.|
I have also placed an order for new rubber for mold making. While I have a few figures already planned for molding, if this project proceeds, my current plans might change.