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Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:45:35 AM »
Hi Martin. 

Can you consider doing a ACW Zouaves Command pack to go along with the rebel straw boater hat Zouaves?   Iíve been wanting to add the reb Zouaves to my army but have been waiting for some leaders to join them.

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 09:30:33 PM »
As I recall the straw boaters were worn by some of the Louisiana Tiger Zouaves, but the command would have worn normal zouave style with kepi, ie red and trimmed with gold braid. However, there was an entire regiment of New Yorkers in the Peninsula campaign who, although uniformed as normal infantry, were issued with straw boaters supplied by the commanderís wife, to cope with the hot Virginia summer weather (always struck me as a bit odd, as New York city is on the same latitude as Madrid). Consequently, straw boater heads would be a more useful and versatile addition to the ACW heads. In fact, although not boaters, the SCW straw hat heads would also be useful in the ACW as different styles of straw hats were worn by various individuals during the summers of the war, especially Confederates.

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 11:30:41 PM »
I seem to recall a Troiani painting of Lee wearing a straw boater.

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 11:36:40 PM »

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 08:35:30 PM »
Would these be possible to be covered by just a head pack!!

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 09:56:04 AM »
Possibly a head pack would cover it but you would need to use the Zouave Union command pack to achieve it. Looks a bit dull when command teams from opposing side have the exact same look.

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 01:52:40 PM »
I understood the concept of the head packs was so that figures didnít look exactly the same.

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Re: Straw Boater Hat Zouaves Command
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 11:45:00 AM »
Depends on each individual wargamer really.