I'm not sure what started the idea back off. What matters is that something did. 'Back in the day' I had always fancied the HLBS 1/48 figures, but I had decided to stick to just 28mm scale as it would make scenery accumulating etc easier. Having accumualted (and sold off....) a reasonable number of 28mm figures, and seeing that Airfix were planning a schlew of 1/48 releases over the summer, I decided to go for 1/48 afterall (especially as I'd read that they fit quite nicely with most 28mm scenery, especially if you squint, and that they'd also go well with 1/43rd scale cars of which there are an abundance). Except that HLBS had stopped making the figures about 6 months before I made this decision. Not only that, but the shelves were bare! A few great folks on the LAF rallied round, and so I've managed to accumulate some figures to use - not all ones that I would have chosen, and some are duplicates, but it's going to force me to get creative... I've got a few 28mm figures for the setting too - mainly they are remenants from 'the last time', and a few figures from other projects which are usable. definitely not my focus, but every now and again there might a couple of them appearing as tests for camo-schemes and the like.
My original setting was going to be Urdovnya:
This is effectively everything I had thought of, springing fully formed into my mind - complete with camo schemes, mocked up newspapers and video footage.
So Urdovnya was sidelined, and Chernarus chosen. I'm going to have to add an Islamic faction to use the Islamic militia I've aquired in 1/48th, but that won't take much work. I'm currently toying with calling them the 'Chernarus Moslem Brotherhood' AKA CMB AKA Mujahadeen.