With two ECW armies in the works my thoughts turn to how to get a few buildings on the table. I'm guessing that the larger 28mm stuff will generally suffice though with my background in architecture I think I'm going to try a few scratchbuilt structures properly scaled to 40mm as well. I built a bunch of buildings Charles Grant style for my other ongoing Big Project, (25mm 7 Years War using Charles Grant rules and RSM figures...blog to someday follow...) and they turned out really well, a nice "old school" feel. I already have a bunch of river sections that I made for my 40mm French and Indian War collection (another crazy obsession) but the buildings look a little too American for ECW so I'm going to want a few half timbered "Tudor" era structures and perhaps a fortified house to storm. For Ye Kinge's Pokesay Castle is an awesome example and perhaps over Christmas Break I can get the time to try my hand at making at least a few structures...more anon. Big trees are readily available now that christmas season is coming at big craft outlet stores like Michael's and A.C. Moore here in Virginia. The only thing you have to do with them is spray the snow flocking a nice flat green (again Krylon Camo colors are the ticket) and maybe follow with a lighter drybrush highlight. I got a big bag of 21 assorted sized pines for 14.99 USD that range in size from a couple of inches to a more substantial 7" or 8" that looks proper with my 40mm guys.
...could this be any more fun?