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I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. All miniatures are 28mm scale, if my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.


Monday, 20 April 2015

Tartar Horse Archers, first seventeen painted

Have just completed a new batch of horse archers for my Ottomans. I can't base them yet until I'm sure some Essex archers and banner men will mix with these Hinchliffe castings. I noted John of BAND OF WARGAME BROTHERS BLOG has a fair number of six-figure light horse units on skirmish bases and I like this obligation to use them this way. I've painted mine in bold colours as the kidnaping and slave trade has been quite profitable lately. MGB

5 comments:

  1. This is the first time I have seen the later Hinchliffe casting for the tartars. Its a very nice looking figure, and you have made a good job of painting them.Look forward to seeing the units all based.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, I also feel its a very useful casting, they could be drafted into a lot of wargame armies and periods of history and wouldn't look out of place. I'm going to try and integrate six Essex tartars and a khan making a total of 24.

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  2. Very nice! Colourful Akinjis are the Ottomans first calling card! One must create a good impression before putting everything to the sword!

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    1. True John, next will be to increase my pitiful six Akinji horse archers to something more appropriate. I am experimenting with a strange basing system which I hope will indicate they are skirmish-cavalry, but, wont take up too much storage space. I like your idea of six-figure raiding parties for my Tartars and Akinji, with large blocks of sipahi and suvarileri.

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    2. Hi Michael,
      my army is based for rules such as Impetus where a base represents a unit. They were recently rebased as they used to be individually based so I was fielding LARGE (12-16 figures) units of Akinjis!

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