Sadly, not all posts can be about zombies. This one is about some living soldiers - although one of the miniatures has a direct link to the zombies!
The last picture simply shows how I mark my miniatures. Where appropriate, each miniature has a small number to uniquely identify him from his comrades. This is very helpful in games where a unit roster is needed. In addition, it helps new players identify their men, etc. On officers and NCOs, I also add an icon that indicates their status as one of these ranks as it too is often helpful. Yeah, it does sort of detract from the visual presentation - but I don't mind it too much.