My latest 28mm ACW project is to do some Missouri State Guard ca.1861. I have just finished the first six figures. The Missouri State Guards were a real citizen militia. They lacked uniforms or standard firearms and equipment and went to war wearing their normal work and day to day clothes and carrying any firearm they could get hold of. These were the boys who successfully took the Yankees on at Carthage, Wilson's Creek and Lexington in 1861. As time went on they became more 'military' in appearance, but what I wanted to capture was their image in 1861 when the war began. The figures I have used are four of the armed civilians from Empress Miniatures New Zealand Wars line, one 'Preacher' officer from Dixon and the flag bearer from my own Cannon Fodder Miniatures Alamo line with the addition of a flintlock musket. I will continue to add to the Missouri State Guards as time goes by.