It has been all Napoleonics, all the time, so I figured it was time to give some love to the American Civil War fans!
Here is the next unit in my Federal collection; yet another unit of blue coated infantry!
This is one of the very few units that is pretty specific; I have a lot of generic infantry. This is obviously the 8th Wisconsin, which is, along with the 14th Brooklyn and the Irish, one of the most wargaming-modeled Federal units around! You can actually see on the command stand Old Abe himself, standing on his little perch.
This unit is also a bit different than my other Federal units in that it is one of the only ones with floppy hats. Therefore it is not quite as interchangeable as the others. Plus, a lot of the guys with packs on have a white "8 Wi" painted on them.
Figures courtesy of Battle Honors.