Ive spent a ton of time over at the Skull and Crown blog looking at the fantastic work that Thomas does on these wooden figures. If you haven't been there, its a must see. After seeing the work he has done on the Nepoleonic era, I'm thinking what a great idea for the Civil War. I purchased a couple of pieces of balsa wood and drew out 3 rag-tag confederates who represent the 4th Tennessee Infantry. I've only done 3 pieces and Its a lot of work. I can now truly understand the amount of time and work Thomas has put into this endeavor. My idea is to do at least 10 confederates and 10 union soldiers to do battle.
I doubt I'll take this any further. If you get the chance stop over at Skull and Crown and see this jaw dropping work first hand.