I have a pretty large collection of 1/72-scale Italian foot from both Terry and Tim's respective closet clean-outs. I painted up 70 for North Africa. Some are from an old Airfix set (re-released by HaT) and the rest are from a Waterloo 1815 desert set.
I based 10 in groups of four and the rest (mostly Airfix) are based as singles for casualty removal. The Airfix singles are perhaps a bit too European in their uniforms (despite the desert colours). Lovely figures though, with lots of deep detail for the washes. Will do for the desert and maybe Sicily?
Up next: Some British 2 pounder ATGs for the desert and then onto some late-war British airborne troops. I also have a coupe of games with Bruce this week.