Wednesday 21 October 2009

Zouaves at Inkerman

Coming to the aid of the British Guards from Cadogan's Crimea. I have come to the conclusion that there is need for a Zouave unit in Russia and the Ukraine (unless there is one already). There are plenty of patterns out there for Zouave clothing - I personally wouldn't worry about recreating the backpack as it wouldn't be any need for it in a siege/combat situation and a lot of it is tentage and so on anyway. Zouaves often were the assault troops and were pretty much everywhere in the Crimean campaign.

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  1. OK - I just found out there is a Ukrainian Zouave regiment - see it here