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@cole.mvb: :D Thanks muchly!
@iamtheeviltwin: Yup, I really think I should give that a watch then. Thanks for the comment!



Okay, a bit of a late night insubstantial surprise update on the Zouaves:



Only the front rank is at the stage displayed, the second rank only have some base colours and some highlighting on the jackets done for now. On one of the guys you can see the half-hearted attempt at striped trousers. For now I thought I'd do everything else and just then proceed to the trousers. ;)

Not sure if I mentioned it before but these fellas are supposed to depict the Louisiana 'Tiger Rifles' (1st special brigade or what the official designation was) so the uniforms are supposed to look a little something like this:



...which sounds cool in theory but as soon as you actually are confronted with not only white trousers but also white trousers with a lot of blue stripes you go "aargh" in some form. ;)
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Update!

I changed the approach on the trousers (went for white stripes on blue instead of the other way around) and got them done. Not only those but also the socks which are striped blue and white as well but horizontally. I guess the main work on the models is done (just barely though. Rifles, hair, some more detiail on the skin, the 'pommels' on the fezzes and of course all the bags, canteens and so on, ...)




There's a date for the first ACW game now - 24th of April. Until then I want to have a brigade of three infantry units, a cavalry unit and three bases of artillery done. Oh, and a commander of some kind would be a good idea. So once these Zouaves are done, there's still the artillery and the commander left to do.


And just in case you missed it, here's my report on the 4th Austrian Salute 2014. Not quite up to the scale of the original. Yet!





http://www.battlebrushstudios.com/20...lute-2014.html




Anyway, hope that you like them!
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The blue and white striped pants are stunning. Great work Sig

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(looks at the pants, laughs)

good lord, did they really go to war dressed like that?

note: if you see me giving tactical advice: just assume i have a internet tab open to 1d4 chan and I'm summarizing off of that.

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@iamtheeviltwin : Thanks!
@dragonkingofthestars : Oh yes, it was highly fashionable. At least it looks nice, as opposed to the rest of the regular ACW uniforms.
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(looks at the pants, laughs)

good lord, did they really go to war dressed like that?
You want to see some of the pants the Germans wore during the Thirty Years War!


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Well, glorious pants of course!




A first WIP of the brigade commander's base:

(interesting carrying device for the flagpole)
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Looking good so far!


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@Tawa: Thanks, mate!


Alrighty a little update if you please.

The as of yet unnamed brigade commander:




Major Wheat's 1st Special Battalion, Louisiana Volunteer Infantry 'Louisiana Tiger Rifles':





One of the if not the most famous and oft-depicted unitsof the Confederate army. Similar to the 14th Louisiana which I painted earlier, the men of the 1st Special Battalion (Wheat was always on the lookout for more volunteers to turn his formation into a full regiment but never quite made it so settled for the 'Special Battalion' designation) were mostly recruited around New Orleans' docks. More than half of the men were of Irish decent, Germans being the second largest group amongst the ranks. In total there were men from 17 nations to be found in Wheat's Battalion. The famous Tiger Rifles uniforms were only worn by one of the companies and were phased out in favour of Confederate regulation dress (if available) as the war progressed but they make for a great looker on the table and you can't really play a Confederate army without those guys. The Zouave style (after the French light infantry troops) uniforms were very fashionable and especially so in and around New Orleans (due to the great French influence on the city and the whole state of Louisiana) where several Zouave units were raised. The red fezzes were part of the uniform and probably were worn in camp while in the field straw hats (probably because they used to be seamen's usual headgear at the time) were worn. The miniatures (Perrys ACW Zouaves plastics) only come with a variety of fezzes and at that point I had run out of hats so only about a third of the models are converted to wear the hats. It also would have been a shame not to have them wear fezzes of course.


Major Roberdeau Chatham Wheat (looking a little like Paul Bearer)

Wheat's Special Battlaion were commended for their performance at the first battle of Bull Run and got a reputation for fearless shock troops. The name Louisiana Tigers was later applied to the whole Battalion and subsequently to all troops from Louisiana serving in the army of Northern Virginia.





Hope that you like them!.



P.S.: I'm in the latest issue of Henry Hyde's Wargames Miniatures magazine, hooray! (me and a mini of Empress Maria Theresa I painted, we're both to be found in the feature about last year's VIVAT show in Austria)

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