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Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2019, 01:12:52 PM »
I'm going to have to paint stripey trousers aren't I?
You can always do Coppens' Zouaves - at least there was actually a full battalion of those.  Blue jacket with red trim, red fez with blue tassel, light blue sash, red trousers and white gaiters.  Paint up a Union command stand and they could see service for both sides.
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Offline Russ justice

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2019, 05:00:17 AM »
I'm going to have to paint stripey trousers aren't I?

Yes you are 😊

Offline tuco74

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2019, 11:56:52 AM »
Yes you are

 :'( Although I have a book that illustrates some Confederate Zouaves with their uniform faded to brown with the red piping...I may cheat.

Offline ARKOUDAKI

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2019, 01:39:53 AM »
Just go for the stripes...it will be fun!  ;D

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2019, 08:08:36 AM »
Stripes! Might not be so hard after the first 50 figures  lol
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Online OB

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2019, 09:36:12 PM »
I did in 15mm but before I knew the stripey trousers were made of Ticking so I missed the broad stripe narrow stripe effect.  Maybe it would be easier to paint white on blue rather than the other way around.

Offline tuco74

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2019, 12:41:50 PM »
Just go for the stripes...it will be fun!  ;D

Stripes! Might not be so hard after the first 50 figures  lol

Paint stripes they said, it'll be fun they said...

Offline Leman

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2019, 03:41:44 PM »
Just to add my three ha'pence worth: Tiger zouaves have been represented in a number of different ways:

Headgear - red zouave fez with light blue tassel and straw boater with a red ribbon round the crown.

Shirt - red and sometimes worn on its own.

Zouave jacket - brown and dark blue both represented and both with red trim.

Trousers - shown wearing two types; the traditional zouave style in the bed ticking material with gaiters and ordinary style brown trousers.

If you mix and match you could end up with a very colourful and unusual unit wearing all the styles that I have seen illustrated, which would certainly suit their 1862 appearance. They may well have appeared in the Wilderness, but only as part of the Peninsula campaign in Spring/early Summer 1862, but never let a too dogged approach to history get in the way of a good wargame (after all, how often do tabletop Napoleonics go to war in their parade finery.
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Offline tuco74

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2019, 03:54:05 PM »
If you mix and match you could end up with a very colourful and unusual unit wearing all the styles that I have seen illustrated, which would certainly suit their 1862 appearance. They may well have appeared in the Wilderness, but only as part of the Peninsula campaign in Spring/early Summer 1862, but never let a too dogged approach to history get in the way of a good wargame (after all, how often do tabletop Napoleonics go to war in their parade finery.

Thanks, I like you're thinking and that reply was too comprehensive to let go unmentioned.

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2019, 10:14:51 PM »
Just remember guys,
we are playing with toy soldiers.
If it is close and look cool,
go with cool. ;D
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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2019, 10:09:58 AM »
Paint stripes they said, it'll be fun they said...

Just keep telling yourself 'at least they didn't wear tartan'

Offline tuco74

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2019, 01:00:07 PM »
Just keep telling yourself 'at least they didn't wear tartan'

I'm not sure I'll ever have the confidence to paint tartan but I have a feeling there was at least one ACW (Union?) regiment that had it in their uniform.

Offline Leman

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 05:12:57 PM »
Yes, the New York Highlanders had tartan trews, but probably never wore them in action.

Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2019, 11:04:20 AM »
Just been painting tartan trews on some Zulu War highland infantry.
Piece of cake  ;)

Offline tuco74

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Re: Confederate Zouave question
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2019, 04:25:44 PM »
Just as an update I've decided to take the cowards way out and use my box of Zouaves for my planned Gettysburg Union force. Yay for red trousers and yah boo sucks to stripes.