Friday, October 12, 2018

French 2nd Empire Zouaves - Painted & Based for Skirmish

Here's a small unit of Zouaves which are intended to be French 2nd Empire. They are, of course, from the Perry plastic ACW kit, but the uniforms are pretty much identical.
The bugler's arm, as well as the firing pose arms, are from Perry Napoleonic plastic kit spares. The little flag on the bugle was made out of Green Stuff.
They're based in pairs on Litko 50mm round plywood bases. As I don't plan to paint up a large number of figures for this period, they'll likely only be used in skirmish games - someday.
This set comes with 40 figures, so they're a lot more to paint up. I plan to paint some up as 2nd Empire Tirailleurs, and maybe some as Louisiana Tiger Zouaves. The latter, mainly because I like their striped pants.
These were a nice diversion from the recent Napoleonics - although not very distant in time frame from them.
Thanks again for swinging by the ol' blog, and best wishes to you all in your hobby and painting endeavors!

32 comments:

  1. Very nice they look to. Great job Dean!

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  2. Dean, these are superb!

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you much, Ross. I always wanted to paint up some guys in red baggies! :) Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michal! Regards, Dean

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  4. Fantastic colors and great job!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I do love the 2nd Empire colors - dark blue coats and red pants. Too bad they ended up losing the PFW so quickly! Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Fran. Always wanted to paint up some of these guys. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! These are a slippery slope for me - haven't ventured into mid-late 19th C. until now. Interesting period for sure, though. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Greg! Kind regards, Dean

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  8. Fantastic work! I quite like the dynamic posing

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    1. Thanks, Jake. Yes, I wanted to be able to use them for small, skirmish gaming, so these work nicely. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Lovely looking zouaves! Are you going to do some Austrians or Prussians to fight against?
    Best Iain

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    1. I saw some pretty nice figures from Northstar (Helion) and Ebob. Although I wish Perry would make some in plastic :) Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Mike. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Nick! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Bartek! Appreciate your visit and kind comment. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Sergiuss! Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Great work as ever Dean. I was planning to pick up a pick up a box of those Zouaves for myself.

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    1. Thanks, Scrivs! I am surprised you don't already have these - with large collection of Perry ACW figures! Kind regards, Dean

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  16. Wonderful brushwork. Nicely done sir!

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    1. Sorry for the late response, Lee. Thanks! Dean

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