I've made a decision to collect 28mm WW2 figures. No one I know is actively playing WW2 in 28mm on a regular basis. There really are no rules popular enough to get support from a wide audience. Flames of War is about it for WW2 games in my area, and it's 15mm at that. While I like FoW, its scope is more than I want and I tend to feel "detached" from the game when playing it. I guess it's basically a tournament style game with WW2 flavoring. So for a long time I didn't want to sink effort and money into something I'd paint and put away. (Witness the Viking army that I played twice before shoving in a closet for the rest of eternity.)
However, once I found Nuts! I realized that I could play 28mm WW2 as often as I wanted. The rules are written for either solo or cooperative play. So now I have an excuse to invest money into these figures. Additionally I can use these models in any other WW2 28mm rules set. So whenever someone does want to play a 28mm WW2 game, I'm ready for it!
I'm taking this from ground zero, meaning I have nothing in my collection besides paints to get started. I purchased a bunch of US and German models to start. I'm painting the US Infantry squads first and then the German infantry models. Rather than bore you with a list of everything, I'll just say I have about 30 models per side both with basic troops and specialists.
Here's a sample of my first group of models for the US, all leader models but for one rifleman.
If that's not bad enough, I ordered 40+ Japanese infantry in 28mm this morning! I got the Nuts! supplement for War Against Japan, and am eager to try that out. So there will be a lot of WW2 coming up soon!