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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Algerian Tirailleurs

Here we have another batch of Douglas Miniatures F1 Zouave figures, but this time painted as Algerian Tirailleurs, in French service. I was attracted to the sky blue uniform, with white, red and yellow tasseled turban. The officer, drummer and standard bearer are by Wodensfeld. All the figures are available from John Cunningham's  ranges.








I have almost finished a batch of Minifigs S Range Turks, which will join the collection shortly.



5 comments:

  1. Wonderful stuff - were they in the Crimea?

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  2. During the Crimean War, the Algerian tirailleurs acquired the nickname of "Turcos" (Turks) by which they were widely known over the next hundred years. The name reportedly arose from comparisons between the Algerian troops and the Turkish allies serving alongside the French and British forces at the siege of Sebastopol.

    2,800 Algerian Tirailleurs fought in the Crimean War... More than 1,000 of them never returned to Algeria.

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  3. These look terrific! Mine are converted WW I Frenchmen and Foreign Legion (Airfix).

    SM

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