As mentioned previously, I shall be basing the armies individually using 1 and 2p pieces and have opted to use the pre cut MDF bases available from Warbases - http://www.warbases.co.uk/ - for the movement trays.
Some work in earnest on the whole project will be undertaken whilst I am away on holiday; along with a couple of others ideas that are bubbling away.....;-)
P.S. For some lovely inspirational 'eye candy' take a look at this website: http://members.upnaway.com/~obees/soldiers/other.htm I would suggest sitting away from the computer whilst doing so as the subsequentt drooling over the keyboard will not do it any good. Hiding the wallet would probably be a good idea as well. You have been warned!