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Fantastic figures as always going to have to get myself a couple of boxes as soon as they are released . any zouaves planned Strelets ?
we've done zouaves already for the Crimean war. Would ACW zouaves be somehow different to those ones ?
The French Zouaves set for the Crimean War has some really neat close quarter figures, with soldiers stabbing and clubbing, wish we'd see that in the new ACW ets. The Zouaves at the angle during Pickett's charge had kepis I believe so any previous zouaves won't work.
As traveller says some zouaves wore the Kepi others wore exactly the same uniforms as their French counterparts . The officers in the French set are unsuitable for the ACW and the rank and file are done in the older Strelets style . It would be lovely to see the zouaves done in the same style as the us infantry in attack . thanks for the swift reply strelets and keep up the fantastic work , loving the First World War and Russian Civil war figures
Zouaves in 1/72 plastic is a sad story, HäT released figures without catridge boxes, scabbards and haversacks, in addition to that they were very small, and had an incorrect backpack. Emhar had French zouaves but still lacking and oversized. Strelets zouaves were done in the old style, good poses though.
Italeri had a few in their sets, nice figures but not many poses, also the italeri style is rather cartoonish IMO. 20mm Metal ranges like RSM95 have one nice pose of a marching zouave but sadly no more.
As Alex points out the officers in these sets aren't really appropriate for the ACW. What's more, one need different headgear for different Zouave units, turbans, fez, straw hats and more importantly the kepi (perhaps even one with havelock for early ACW). Ideally a set with separate heads or hats, and one with all correct equipment.
An absolutely amazing likeness of General Lee.Kudos to your sculptor.
I am busily collecting the ACW sets that have already been released and am anticipating those to come,all I need now is time (slim chance of that!).
The Lee figure is spectacular! He & the casualties make the whole set worthwhile! However, I am a bit unhappy with this new style of figures Strelets is making. The advancing figs, I'll give you as they seem realistic, but these poses with rifles slightly forward may be OK for Napoleonics, but for this particular engagement, not so much! By this time, the Confederate troops had been ravaged by long range artillery & by now, are getting raked by canister & rifle fire. All they wanted was to get to the wall. Such uniform looking figures are not very accurate for the desperate battle that was going on by this time! It would be like putting poses like this in WW1 uniforms & having them charge across No Man's Land! These guys might be good for The Peach Orchard, Devil's Den or Little Round Top, but not Pickett's Charge! The cameraman is interesting & a Pickett figure is also good, but to what purpose does the casual drummer serve? Figures for Armistead, Kemper & Garnet would have been nice too.