A couple of days ago I indulged and bought some figures just for something to paint, Fire Forge 28mm plastic Crusader infantry. These figures turned out to be a really pleasant surprise! Easy to glue together and chunky enough to paint easily unlike Perry twins figures which have too much detail on.
I opted for three figures (mostly) to a base because I thought it looked more natural...if someone is swishing around a sharp pointy weapon I do not think that you would stand too close. Also if I ever paint enough for a game I will probably be playing solo so this keeps my costs down.
Amazon have just informed me that my copy of "In Her Majesties Name" is in the hands of Royal Mail and on its way to me which should provide some interesting reading this weekend! Maybe even a game with my son if I can drag him away from FIFA 13.