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Robert Burke27 Jul 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Does anyone know of a company that makes 15mm ACW artillerymen dressed as Zouaves?

Robert Burke27 Jul 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

I was also wondering if anyone makes a Zouave officer mounted on a horse?

lclapp27 Jul 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

Perhaps use FPW French. As I recall, their artillerymen had a zouavish look.

Stephen Miller27 Jul 2018 2:26 p.m. PST

Were there even any Zouave artillery regiments?

Cleburne186327 Jul 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Not that I am aware of.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

I do like the idea of some Zouave Officers on horse back – and might be nice to have an artillery crew or two

There were a few Zouave Artillery Units according to one Zouave website

San Jose Zouaves – Santa Clara County Militia Company (Cpt. Milton Campbell Company H, 1st Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade. San Jose, 18621866

1st CA Art. Reg., (attached Infantry company) – Ellsworth Guard (Zouaves) [In late 1863 the name was altered to add 'Zouaves'. In sept. 65 changed name to 'Pioneer Zouaves'.] (Company B, 1st Regiment Artillery, 2nd Brigade. San Francisco City & County, 18621866)

1st IL Lt. Artillery, Battery M – O___? Zouaves

1st LA Inf. Battalion, Co. B & Co. C – Louisiana Guards – (were originally a 3 company battalion under Capt Girardy) Co. B detached as artillery at Richmond, July 5, 1861

Charlestown Artillery commanded by Capt. H.D. Norton. Wore a "jaunty and very tasty zouave uniform". Boston Traveler, 6-17-62. Wore "dark grey pants, white gaiters, light grey jacket tastily trimmed, red waistcoat and cap." Boston Evening Transcript, 6-17-62. "red skull cap" – Boston Post, 6-19-62.
- Dyer Zouaves – Capt. J.J. Dyer, Roxbury, MA – Boston Traveler 11-19-61

1st Regiment MO Volunteer Militia., Artillery Company – St. Louis Artillery

NY Seymour Light Artillery Zouaves – Part of the 45th NYSM

RI Marine Artillery Zouaves

1st Regiment WI Militia, Co. ? – Racine Zouave Cadets (Capt. F. Ullmann) later became part of Co. C, 1st Heavy Artillery

Source Civil War Zouave Units link

Cleburne186328 Jul 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

They might be nice for painting and researching, but I don't recognize any of those units as ones that did any major fighting in any noteworthy battles or campaigns. Most look very early war.

I'm not knocking anybody that likes to paint up early war militia and colorful uniforms. Troiani has a whole book on them. They just weren't "mainstream" or did any real fighting with popularly painted armies.

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