As promised I have finally finished painting and basing another of New York’s finest the 10th New York National Zouaves. These fine fellows fought with the 5th New York at the battles of Gaines’ Mill and 2nd Bull Run and then went on to become a fine veteran regiment right to the end of the war. The figures I have used are Perry Miniatures metal zouaves, which seem to suit the right dress for the 10th NY from the 2nd Bull Run and after. The 10th NY also wore a loose form of blue trousers not the baggier zouave pants of the 5th NY.
The only issue I had with the range was that the jackets did not have the raised trimmings or design on the front as the plastic zouaves do. As I am not the neatest painter when it comes to intricate patterns I found it a little hard to make the painting neat in these areas. However I am very happy with the end result and now have a very colorful and flamboyant Zouave Brigade for my American Civil War Army.