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I’m going to add a unit of Union Zouaves to my smallish ACW armies.
They’ll be Newline 20mm figures who offer a range of figure poses (and a command pack) in either fez or kepi.
I’m thinking kepi.
Any idea of which unit might be best painted using these figures? A painting guide location would be useful, too.
Plenty of outfits in fez
Thanks. I will go with the 72nd PA lot as I suspect will have quite a few fez-wearing, red-and-blue units.
Indeed, as my pals & I build ACW armies, it’ll be hard to avoid having 7 or 8 regiments of Berdan Sharpshooters.
IF you go with the kepi, I think a really nice looking unit is the 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs, aka, Red Legged Devils.
I’m wondering if these plastic figures might suit?
They’re F-P soldiers but @ 1/72 are any differences going to be significant?
Even discarding the “wave your guns in the air” figures, there’s enough in reasonable poses to fit my requirements & at a cost that is a fraction of metal figures.
They’re all turban wearing but I have enough plastic kepi heads to enable appropriate surgery.
Since Union Zouaves were aping the French ones, they should be fine once you dump the excitable chaps.
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