Ottoman Project

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Ben Waterhouse
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Re: Ottoman Project

Post by Ben Waterhouse » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:31 pm

I like those guns, especially the recoil one, that I will steal!

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Re: Ottoman Project

Post by Stuart » Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:56 pm

Really inspiring, Adam - thank you. Loved the guns and the Wallachians.
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Re: Ottoman Project

Post by Adam Hayes » Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:39 pm

Finished and based a unit (2 BLB squadrons) of Timarli Sipahi, figures by Warfare Miniature.

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Excellent miniatures, very dynamic and easy to paint (no really!) The riders all have long firearms to attach to their backs which locate nicely with a lug to a small - in the cavalryman. I had read that there was resistance by Ottoman cavalry to firearms but this may be a Western misapprehension.

These join my other 4 squadrons which are my own castings on Warlord plastic horses.

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There is no real information about uniforms for this period; not in the regular/guard Kapikulu units and certainly not for the provincial Sipahi cavalry. This allows me to choose a mix of schemes, some units in similar colours some in a complete mix. This will work okay for the successor cavalry to the Sipahi once they pretty much disappear in the mid 1700s.

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For the Vienna to Great Northern War period I am going to rate Sipahi as relatively competent. Maybe not as dangerous as previous times (and described as "useless against regular European troops".) However they are still great horsemen and relatively keen. No armour at this time and probably no use for the mundane tasks such as picquet duty and scouting but there are lots of other cavalry who can carry these out in an Ottoman force.
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Re: Ottoman Project

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:13 pm

Comes along very Nice! :D
So...the Turkish Army in the Siege of Vienna...so you are still about 3000 Minis Short of finishing it :wink:
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Re: Ottoman Project

Post by Adam Hayes » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:55 am

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:13 pm
Comes along very Nice! :D
So...the Turkish Army in the Siege of Vienna...so you are still about 3000 Minis Short of finishing it :wink:
Gotta have dreams! 😁
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