Zuavi

Zuavi

Zuavi (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.

Soldatini

  • Zuavi Francesi della Guerra di Crimea, 1:72 EMHAR 7212
  • Fanteria Leggera Francese e Zuavi della Guerra di Crimea, 1:72 Strelets 024
  • Zuavi Francesi della Guerra di Crimea, 1:72 Strelets 033
  • Zuavi Francesi della Guerra Franco-Prussiana, marciando, 20 mm B & B Miniatures FPFI 7
  • Zuavi Francesi della Guerra Franco-Prussiana, avanzando, 20 mm B & B Miniatures FPFI 6
  • Gruppo Comando di Zuavi Francesi, 15 mm Minifigs 9M
  • Zuavi Francesi, 15 mm Minifigs 4M
  • Zuavi Francesi, attaccando, 1:300 Heroics&Ros NCF10
  • Zuavo Coloniale Francese, avanzando, 25 mm Matchlock BEAU03
  • Zuavi Francesi delle Guerre Coloniali, avanzando, 15 mm Stone Mountain LFA5
  • Fanteria Francese (Ribellione dei Boxer), 1:72 RedBox 72027
  • Gruppo Comando di Zuavi Francesi (1914), 28 mm Phoenix Miniatures PM1007
  • Zuavi Francesi (1914), sparando, 28 mm Phoenix Miniatures PM1005
  • Zuavi Francesi (1914), avanzando, 28 mm Phoenix Miniatures PM1006
  • Zuavi Francesi della Prima Guerra Mondiale, 20 mm IT Miniatures IT/P52
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana con Fez, Shashia Stambuli o Tarbush
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana con Kepi
  • Zuavi di Salem, Compagnia I, 8o Reggimento di Milizia del Massachusetts, 1861
  • Zuavi della Guardia del Maryland, 1861–1865
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana (1), 1:32 HaT 9001
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana (2), 1:32 HaT 9101
  • 9th New York – Zuavi Nordisti, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5435
  • 146th New York – Zuavi Nordisti, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5436
  • 114th Pennsylvania – Zuavi Nordisti, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5437
  • 76th Pennsylvania – Zuavi Nordisti, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5438
  • Wheat's Louisiana Tigers – Zuavi Confederati, 1:32 Armies in Plastic 5439
  • Louisiana Tigers (cappelli di paglia), 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-109
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana, 28 mm Perry Miniatures ACW 70
  • Stato Maggiore Generale Nordista (1), 1:72 Strelets 046
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana, 1:72 HaT 8004
  • Fanteria Nordista e Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana, 1:72 Italeri 6012
  • Zuavi della Guerra Civile Americana, 1:72 Hinton Hunt BB206
  • Brigata di Zuavi, 15 mm Stone Mountain ACN90
  • Zuavi, marciando, 15 mm Frontier Miniatures F15086
  • Zuavi, avanzando, 15 mm Frontier Miniatures F15085
  • Gruppo Comando di Zuavi in Turbanti, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-43
  • Gruppo Comando di Zuavi (Turbante), 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW043
  • Zuavi in Turbante, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-42
  • Zuavi (Turbante), marciando, 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW042
  • Zuavi in Turbante, avanzando, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-103
  • Zuavi (Turbante), avanzando, 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW103
  • Zuavi in Turbante, sparando, 15 mm Blue Moon 15ACW-104
  • Zuavi (Turbante), sparando, 15 mm Old Glory 15ACW104
  • Zuavi, 1:300 Heroics&Ros MACW8
  • Zuavi, scaramucciando, 1:300 Heroics&Ros MACW17
Zuavi francesi e fanteria leggera della guerra di Crimea, 1:72 Soldatini Strelets 024

Bibliografia

  • Aumale, Henri d'Orléans, duc d': Les Zouaves et les chasseurs à pied (Par. 1896)
  • Coates, Earl J. & McAfee, Michael J.: Don Troiani's Civil War Zouaves, Chasseurs, Special Branches, & Officers (Mechanicsburg, PA, 2006)
  • Haythornthwaite, Philip: Uniforms of the American Civil War (Poole, 1975), plates 18, 19, 24, 26, 52, 54, 55, 56
  • Katcher, Philip: The American Soldier, US Armies in uniform, 1755 to the present (New York, 1990)
  • Katcher, Philip: American Civil War Armies (1): Confederate Troops (London 1986), plate D
  • Katcher, Philip: American Civil War Armies (2): Union Troops (London 1986), plates G and F
  • Katcher, Philip: American Civil War Armies (5): Volunteer Militias (London 1989), plate D
  • Keubke, Klaus-Ulrich: 1000 Uniformen (Köln 2008)
  • Lloyd, Mark: Combat Uniforms of the Civil War (New York, 1990)
  • McAfee, Michael J.: Zouaves: The First and the Bravest (Gettysburg, 1996)
  • Smith, Robin: American Civil War Zouaves (London 1996)
  • Zimmermann, Richard J.: Unit Organizations of the American Civil War (Cambridge, Ont, 1986)

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