I've fallen into oddball 19th century wargaming by accident this year. I bought figures from Sapper Joe. He had 28mm Spanish American War US troops and 28mm RAFM 1885 Canadian infantry. I added on 28mm Spanish American War Spanish and 28mm RAFM Metis trappers and 28mm Plains Indians for Cree allies.
Here's where things get weird. I'd originally thought about doing Russo-Turkish War or 1877. My friend, Lance Western, didn't want to bother with it. Neither did Don Cox. So I shelved it. Then Sapper Joe tells me he's getting rid of his 28mm figures. I look at the list. 28mm SAW figures. 28mm Riel Rebellion figures. So I find out Sergeants3.com has rules for the 1885 Riel Rebellion and The Sword in Mexico. But no rules for the Spanish American War.
So what do I do? I write a variant called Yellow Journalism: The Spanish American War, 1898. I also get a bunch of Weird WWII miniatures/Pulp miniatures from Joe (along with a bunch of 28mm Napoleonics from Foundry). I try selling the 28mm Napoleonics. No one wants them. So I send them off to a friend named "Ramming Joe" Isenberg, who plays 28mm Napoleonics while running a Call of Cthulhu campaign (because of that, I love Isenberg, he's great). He appreciated the figures. And I solved the problem of getting rid of them.
In another wheeling deal, I trade my extra 28mm Riel Rebellion figures I got from Sapper Joe and Don Cox to a Canadian gentleman for some 28mm Mexican Adventure French Foreign Legion figures. Now, I have figures for the Maximillian Adventure. I look around for rules. I came up with The Sword in Mexico and The Wooden Hand of Captain Anjou. Looks like I'll be saving for Foundry figures to game Camerone 1863, ugh. What have I done?