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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Baggy pants and fezzes.


Its fair to say that if I could get away with it I would have a Union army of zouaves. In a period know for drabness I am attracted like a moth to a flame when I see a baggy pair of pants and a fez.
This will be the final Union zouave regiment, and I chose the 146th New York naturally. Simply because they wore a beautiful dressy uniform.
The figures are the old Foundry range, which are still quality figures. 





I also completed a spare Union limber, just to show I am still progressing towards completion.

18 comments:

  1. There was a Zouave Brigade in the AoP at the start of 1864, three or four regiments IIRC

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    1. Thanks Jim, I was aware of this, but honestly I know that my regiments arent the actual ones in the brigade. But what the hell.

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  2. They look fantastic Robbie 👍

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    1. Thanks Neil,
      No doubt they will run away as quickly as other units.

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  3. Splendid colors and fine brushwork. If I could field an ACW army of Zouaves, I would too. One reason I gravitate towards the Franco-Austrian War; pantaloon rouge!

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    1. I love the uniforms of the French from that period. Its a shame that they fought badly.

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  4. They look very smart and quite appealing. Excellent.

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  5. Nice - my Zouaves are next up on the painting table, I shall use your post as a painting guide.

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    1. I based them from an image painted by Don Troiani.

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    1. Thanks Stokes
      Progress is being made, and I am nearly there.

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  7. They're very nice Robbie. isn't that what you normally wear? 😉

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  8. Lovely figures and very nicely painted, yes there's something about a zouave! (A popular song of the late 19th century perhaps? )
    Best Iain

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  9. Fantastic paint job-what more can be said??-me,envious?-nooooooo!!
    johnc(william)

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    1. John,
      How can a man with everything show envy.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2013
Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2012

Smoggycon 2012
Smoggycon 2012

Smoogycon 2009

Smoogycon 2009
My French getting another beating