Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day! And Some French 2nd Empire Zoauves and Algerian Tirailleurs

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.
Even though the rules are skirmish, I have them based 2 figures per 50mm Litko round bases.
Two units of Algerian Tirailleurs; distinguished by one unit with white baggies and the other in all sky blue.
I like their sky blue uniforms.
Next up the Zouaves.
The two units are differentiated by one having white cloth wrapped turbans.
10 of the Zouaves  (with white wrapped turbans) were already painted; I swapped two of their heads with the Tirailleurs.
The Cigar Box Battle mat I got from Chris last year is used for the photos.
Besides these figures, I plan to get a box of French Line Infantry from Eagles of Empires. I'm waiting until their Bavarians are back in stock before placing an order.  Well, so much for now and thanks for stopping by. Until next time, happy painting and good gaming!

42 comments:

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal! Best to you too! Dean

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  2. Happy Father’s Day, Dean! I love your Zouaves and Tirailleurs!

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    1. Thank you, Jonathan! Best to you and yours as well! Dean

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  3. Hope you had a great Father’s Day. I love the uniforms of the French in this period and you’ve given them a brilliant paint job!

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    1. Thank you kindly, FOGH! Best regards, Dean

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  4. Fantastic units Dean, lovely uniforms and paint brush...

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

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  5. Great looking units. Colour schemes are nice and bright.

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    1. Thank you very much, Simon. Kindest regards, Dean

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  6. Dean, very beautifully painted. Good squads.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Dmitry! Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Nicely looking Zouaves and Tirailleurs Dean! I like how you treated outfit details. Uniform with some little various in details makes soldiers look individual, the best approach for skirmish games IMHO.

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    1. Thank you, Dmitry. The Perry plastics really allow for individual poses. Kindest regards, Dean

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  8. Gorgeous looking Army of Africa types, they look great!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I hope to add a unit of Spahis too. Best regards, Dean

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  9. Dean, superb looking units and amazing output on these!

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks, Ross! I was pleasantly surprised to have completed them so soon. They were the first actual figures painted for many months; since about January. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. They look great Dean, lovely work.

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    1. Thank you very much, Michael! Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Serge! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Ah, thank you so much, Mike! Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Christopher! Warm regards, Dean

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  14. The figures look great. I'm looking forward to seeing the other side now.

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Yes, I'm anxious on getting those Prussians and Bavarians. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Scrivs! Best regards, Dean

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  16. Very interesting project, Dean. With impatience await the battles 8)

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    1. Thanks, K! Yes, I can't wait for the Prussians! Best regards, Dean

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  17. Dude I really like these, Zoauves have always had a special place in my heart.

    Been having trouble being able to post replies and comments lately with blogger. I can sign into my PC and post, but suddenly I can't do it on phone or Ipad. I have to totally sign out of everything and sign back into again. Have no idea what's going on. Hence the lack of immeadite responses since the PC is the last thing I grab now a days.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Kevin. So sorry to hear of the PC issues; Jonathan (Palouse Wargaming) and I both have issues posting comments on each other's blogs. Not sure why, but it is frustrating. Warmest regards, Dean

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  18. Really outstanding painting on these troops, Dean. The bold shading really makes them pop!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Yes, I've gotten over my apprehension of strong highlighting and shading, but it looks good on the table top. Kind regards, Dean

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  19. Nicely done Dean! I think the basing works perfectly.

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    1. Thank you much! I know some folks like the 3, 2, 1 basing for skirmish, but I prefer the uniform look of them all on the same size/shape bases. And with only 2-figures per base, you only need to track on casualty before removing the entire base. Kindest regards, Dean

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  20. Vibrant colours, specially blue. Lovely :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Javier! Best regards, Dean

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