Sunday, June 16, 2019
With an expected busy work week coming up, I pushed ahead and finished up the Perry ACW Zouaves - as French 2nd Empire Zouaves and Algerian Tirailleurs. There are four 8-man squads (2 each Zouaves and Tirailleurs) which are intended for Bolt Action.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Sorry for being away so long, but I finally have something to post. The start of a new project in well over a year. This time a new venture - into the short in duration, but deadly, Franco-Prussian War. Not sure how it'll play out, but I hope to use Bolt Action for squad-sized skirmish games. Adding to some Perry Zouaves already painted up will be another squad of Zoauves and a couple of squads of Algerian Tirailleurs. For opponents, I plan to order some Prussians and Bavarians from Eagles of Empires - once the Bavarians are back in stock. Anyway, here's the Perry figs in the initial painting stages.
Some images from the French Colonial Army of Africa uniform book I picked up last fall at Fix Bayonets' bring and buy.
Love them red baggies!
Both Zoauves and Algerian Tirailleurs fought with distinction at the Battle of Woerth - where the French were outnumbered 2 to 1.
So much for now - thank you for your patience and continued visits! Until next time, happy painting and good gaming!