Recently I have gotten interested in more "old school" wargaming. I have been reading Ross McFarlane's Battle Game of the Month blog. http://gameofmonth.blogspot.com/
I decided I wanted to try Hearts of Tin, his old school, but ever moving target set of rules. :) (seriously, I like that you keep improving them, but they do change quickly)
Robb of The Army Collector and I have been painting IMEX 1/72nd scale figures for this project. They are pretty cheap, not too bad, and paint up quickly. (at least the way I paint)
So, I finished the first two units.
I have quite a few more figures on the way. Usually you buy IMEX ACW figures in a box with 2 sprues of either Union or Confederate for about $9. I found that Hobby Lobby has them in hanging bags with cardboard headers that have 2 Union and 2 Confederate sprues for $10.
I have ordered some artillery and generals from Musket Miniatures. I didn't like the IMEX guns.