Just re-read what I wrote about Partizan and realised its unfinished. The clue is in the title.
As we were packing up I had the chance to have a longer than normal chat with Pete Berry of Baccus 6mm. Pete thinks a lot about the hobby, and has very clear and definite ideas, and he's usually thinking something different and original.
He had much to say on the state of things and why, unusually for a 28mm dominated show, he'd had a good day.
We agree very much on a dislike for the current trend for every figure in a unit to have not just a slight difference but generally be waving its arms about regardless. Try that in a unit of Roman legionnaries in a shield wall let alone in a pike block and see how you get on. It's madness.
So he's always worth a chat, if you and he have the time. And it's always worth investing in one of his really well designed and well thought out armies.