Zouaves

Zouaves

Zouaves (Fr. Zouaves, Zouaoua), a tribe of Kabyle-speaking Berbers living in the Zouaoua (Zouavia) district of the Algerian Constantine Province in the mountains of the Djurdjura range. Known for their prowess in combat, they used to serve as mercenaries throughout the Maghreb. After the conquest of Algiers in 1830, the French administration retained these hired troops, mixed with Frenchmen, in order to bring about a rapprochement between victors and natives, but soon separated the locals and the French again in different companies. Officers and non-commissioned officers have since been mostly Frenchmen, the native element disappeared more and more from the Zouaves, which then became a French volunteer corps. In the early 20th Century there were four regiments of Zouaves, being expanded to nine »regiments de marche« in World-War One. In the Crimean War, the Zouaves earned their reputation as elite troops. They also fought in Italy, Mexico, The Franco-Prussian War, Morocco, Tunisia, Tonkin, World-War One, World-War Two, and the Algerian War, before being disbanded in 1962.

Miniatures

  • French Zouaves of the Crimean War, 1:72 EMHAR 7212
  • French Light Infantry and Zouaves of the Crimean War, 1:72 Strelets 024
  • French Zouaves of the Crimean War, 1:72 Strelets 033
  • French Zouaves of the Franco-Prussian War, advancing, 20 mm B & B Miniatures FPFI 6
  • French Zouaves of the Franco-Prussian War, marching, 20 mm B & B Miniatures FPFI 7
  • French Zouave Command of the Franco-Prussian War, 15 mm Minifigs 9M
  • French Zouaves of the Franco-Prussian War, 15 mm Minifigs 4M
  • French Zouaves, attacking, 1:300 Heroics&Ros NCF10
  • French Colonial Zouave, advancing, 25 mm Matchlock BEAU03
  • French Zouaves of the Colonial Wars, advancing high porte, 15 mm Stone Mountain LFA5
  • French Infantry (Boxer Rebellion), 1:72 RedBox 72027
  • French Zouave Command (1914), 28 mm Phoenix Miniatures PM1007
  • French Zouaves (1914), firing, 28 mm Phoenix Miniatures PM1005
  • French Zouaves (1914), advancing, 28 mm Phoenix Miniatures PM1006
  • French Zouaves of World-War One, 20 mm IT Miniatures IT/P52
  • American Civil War Zouaves in Fez or Tassled Cap
  • American Civil War Zouaves in Kepi
  • The Salem Zouaves, Company I, 8th Massachusetts Militia, 1861
  • Maryland Guard Zouaves of the Confederate Army, 1861–1865
  • American Civil War Zouaves (1), 1:32 HaT 9001
  • American Civil War Zouaves (2), 1:32 HaT 9101
  • 9th New York - Union Zouaves, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5435
  • 146th New York - Union Zouaves, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5436
  • 114th Pennsylvania - Union Zouaves, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5437
  • 76th Pennsylvania - Union Zouaves, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5438
  • Wheat's Louisiana Tigers - Confederate Zouaves, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5439
  • Louisiana Tigers (straw hats), 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-109
  • American Civil War Zouaves, 28 mm Perry Miniatures ACW 70
  • Union General Staff (1), 1:72 Strelets 046
  • American Civil War Zouaves, 1:72 HaT 8004
  • Union Infantry and Zouaves, 1:72 Italeri 6012
  • American Civil War Zouaves, 1:72 Hinton Hunt BB206
  • Zouave Brigade, 15 mm Stone Mountain ACN90
  • Zouaves, marching, 15 mm Frontier Miniatures F15086
  • Zouaves, advancing, 15 mm Frontier Miniatures F15085
  • Zouave Command in Turbans, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-43
  • Zouave Command (turban), 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW043
  • Zouaves in Turban, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-42
  • Zouaves (turban), marching, 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW042
  • Zouaves in Turban, advancing, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-103
  • Zouaves (turban), advancing, 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW103
  • Zouaves in Turban, firing line, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-104
  • Zouaves (turban), firing, 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW104
  • Zouaves, 1:300 Heroics&Ros MACW8
  • Zouaves, skirmishing, 1:300 Heroics&Ros MACW17
French Zouaves and light infantry of the Crimean War, 1:72 Miniatures Strelets 024

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