Why a return to the 10mm ACW project now? Really, I have no other reason than I pulled the box of 10mm ACW lead from The Lead Pile during a search for something else. With a year-end effort, I figured I could just about exhaust the pile of infantry remaining in inventory. With 120 Zouaves down, 120 Confederates and 120 Federals remain to hit the painting queue. Finishing these will boost the year-end painting count nicely.
Did I ever find what inspired the search? Yes. I was looking for horse holders for dismounted cavalry and found a small handful of them. The horse holders are from Blaze-Away Miniatures and are excellent sculpts. One day, I may even paint a few.