In a radical and unexpected change of pace from recent painting efforts, two dozen Sash & Saber Federal troops were pushed into the painting queue. Sash & Saber 28mm ACW range is a wonderful range with each figure showing great variety and character. An entire army composed of these figures would be an impressive and attention drawing sight.
These figures muster out as the 140th New York and join the only other unit in this orphan project, Collis' Zouaves (see Collis' Zouaves). The 28mm ACW project is orphaned in the sense that I had no real plan for a large collection. At the outset, my goal was to field a small formation to fight alongside Scott's beautiful ACW project.
Picked up years ago when S&S offered a 40% discount, these figures represented a true bargain. Although cast and sold by Old Glory, S&S figures do not fall under the Old Glory Army Card 40% discount. Too bad! What remains of these wonderful Sash & Saber figures in The Lead Pile? Well, enough figures remain to field a second 24 figure Zouave regiment. Still undecided on which unit to field and when to put the figures into the painting queue.
With the ease in painting, the second Zouave regiment should not linger in The Lead Pile for too long.