As a side distraction, I am working on a home-variant of Legends of the Old West (LotOW) that zeroes in on the French Foreign Legion's escapades in the North African desert. I think it is working well, and I hope to play it before the end of the year. I'd love to even build a Fort Zinderneuf too!
Here are a couple of photos of some of the non-Legion troops I have painted.
I would like to also explore the possibilities of creating posse lists for several of the "Auxiliary Henchmen" types.
However, right now this project is at a bit of an impasse as I wrestle with the concept of using LotOW's "Alamo" supplement's army lists as the basis. While I do think that would be better suited, I like the idea of smaller unit focus found in basic LotOW. I feel that my resistance to the Alamo is unnatural at the moment and need the time to sort it out. Luckily, work is busy and I am spending the vast majority of my spare time learning a new technology in hopes of landing a contract in that technology...so, I have time to let this percolate in the back of my mind.