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Ottoman Project

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:50 am
by Adam Hayes
No gaming or other group activities means I have time to take some pictures of where I am with my Ottoman project:

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Those are Warfare figures, they are making up a decent proportion (and growing) of my plans...A bit more blurb on my Workbench blog.

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This mob is a mixture of Old Glory, Hinchliffe and some of my own castings.

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:07 pm
by RogerC
Very nice Adam.

Its a good excuse to catch up on some painting.

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:14 am
by Adam Hayes
My copy of The Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1645-1718 by Bruno Mugnai arrived today and it looks well worth waiting for.

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Brief first impressions - click here.

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:02 am
by Old John
got my copy yesterday too , agree look very informative, great colour plates, nice intro by Barry Hilton there too

cheers Old John

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:55 pm
by Adam Hayes
Old John wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:02 am
....... nice intro by Barry Hilton there too

cheers Old John
Yeah, I skipped past that...

:D :wink:

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:49 pm
by Adam Hayes
I've never liked Tufecki infantry. Always thought they looked weird and not very Turkish. Every miniatures range seems to have them (Warfare, Old Glory, TAG...) but I have never been able to find a reliable reference for them beyond the early 17th Century. I was interested then to see them illustrated in the Bruno Mugnai book (just published by Helion,) plate F, and labelled as a "European Azab". Azabs are described in the book as being a well organised local militia who are able to take on garrison duties or fight in the field as a part of the regular army. It makes a lot of sense that their dress should look similar to Croats and other Balkans soldiers if this were a European province example of an Azab.

In the same colour plate is an illustration of a European Azab from the end of the 17th Century. This figure has replaced the shonky feathers in his hat with a turban, he has very voluminous trousers and a slightly longer kaftan. A rather more fine figure of a man to my eye!

So I decided to have a crack at converting one of my 28mm Warfare figures to match. Here is the result.

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I much prefer the look of him now. I might try another with a longer coat next. I also gave this chap a yatagan style sword, made from a trimmed down Victrix Greek kopis. You can only see the hilt from this side. I decided that a militia man would be very unlikely to have a nice scimitar like the one that is supplied with the figure

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:42 am
by barr7430
Nice conversion Adam!

Good news too on the sculpting front -

Now have 18 different Ottoman gunners and..................

DRUM ROLL

12 Armoured Sipahis - lances . firearms and bows - ooooh they look nice

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:52 pm
by Adam Hayes
barr7430 wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:42 am
Nice conversion Adam!

Good news too on the sculpting front -

Now have 18 different Ottoman gunners and..................

DRUM ROLL

12 Armoured Sipahis - lances . firearms and bows - ooooh they look nice
Can't wait!

Are you going to do specificly Ottoman artillery pieces?

Re: Ottoman Project

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:13 am
by yar68
Looking mighty fine Adam!