As the year draws to a close, pushing a few units into the painting queue to reach a project milestone is often considered. Such is the situation with my very limited scope 28mm ACW project. Several years ago, a few regimental packs of Sash & Saber figures along with a quartet of Old Glory Federal guns and crew were purchased. The goal was to build a small brigade-sized force to throw into battle in one of Scott's ACW games. Even though Scott has a large collection, I always enjoy being able to contribute figures for the table. Will I be able to keep the project at a token force? I think so.The first step towards that goal was to field the 114th Pennsylvania Regiment (see: Collis' Zouaves) about a year ago. The second regiment mustered was the 140th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment (see: 140th NY) this past summer. Today, four Federal guns and crew are called up for service.
One more infantry regiment remains to deploy to complete the brigade. Despite the progressive rarity of Zouave units as the war wore on, the third regiment will be a second Zouave regiment. Perhaps a bit anachronistic but I am drawn to the colorful Zouave uniform. That Zouave regiment will be mustering out shortly.