Looking for 28mm historical miniature figures?
This blog is a database of manufacturers showing who makes what. I am also adding photos showing figures from different makers side by side.
The 'Directory' tab has a list of manufacturers showing what ranges they make and a link to their website.
The other tabs list what figures are available for that period.
It would also appear that Emperor Toads is expanding its Napoleonic ranges, particularly the Revolutionary Wars stuff. They have some very useful, rarely modelled figures such as Vendeans and Piedmontese, for example.
Qart Hadasht Miniaturas are based in Spain and produce 28mm ranges of Spanish Napoleonic and Spanish AWI figures. I don't know much else about them beyond that, but they do have lots of nice photos of their figures on their website. So go over and have a shufti!
Among a variety of other stuff, they now own the ex-Warmodelling/Capitan Games ranges. In 28mm that includes Napoleonic Spanish and various sailors! There will shortly be added an American Civil War range as well.
Based in Spain, they make both Spanish and Low Countries figures for the Dutch Revolt (also known as the Eighty Years War) plus an Ottomans range. They are also currently working on an upcoming Polish/Lithuanian range according to their website.
They have a small range of WW2 Soviets and Italians mostly revolving around motorbikes!
I have listed the Italians as being suitable for European and North African theatres, although it is not totally clear from the website. The figures appear to be wearing trousers rather than shorts, but come with a selection of separate heads in a range of headgear. So it seems that you can get both steel and tropical helmets.