Good painting guide there Dave (O'B) - thank you
1st, 2nd and 3rd Zouaves and Tiralleurs Algerien were in action at the Alma. The Regiments had 2 battalions each. From what I can see the Zouaves had red pantaloons and red facings and red piping to their jackets and were French nationals, while the Tiralleurs Algerien had white pantaloons with yellow facings and pipiing. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but are the Tiralleurs also referred to as Turcos
I see the Zouaves (Papal) Pontificaux had blue pantaloons but don't see them on the Orbats
but, They will help to make up the numbers, and add another splash of colour
As to the number of Zouaves and Turcos, that would be 8 Battalions, at 24 men to the battalion, I think Dave (O'Brien) and I have the lead count covered (almost)
Dave (T), whether you wish to paint the unit up as Zouaves, or Tiralleurs is at your discretion. Let me know what you decide and I shall get flags organised. Much appreciated - and thank you.
"There is no retreat from here, men," Campbell told them as he rode down the line, "you must die where you stand."