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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, 6 July 2015

Sultan's Chapel and Baggage Train

Work commitments have cut my summer painting time, but here's a few additions to my Ottoman army on the march. A visit to a local antiques shop furnished me with three 28mm camels for a total price of £1.50. My spares box had some chests, and miliput was used for some sacks and water containers, providing suitable baggage. Another camel not in use has become the Sultan's chapel, this is based on 'The Sultan's Procession' by Claes Ralamb, late 17th century. My converted Solaks, some mounted, provide the guards. MGB

6 comments:

  1. Those are very nice Solaks, and I do like the camels. Of course I will have to get some now.
    Well done, Robbie.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, my Ottoman and Moorish baggage train can now furnish 8 camels, 12 horses and mules, and a number of foot and mounted attendants. They not only add to the visual display but also provide scenarios. Michael

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  2. Very nice!! What's an Ottoman army without the baggage train?

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    1. Too true, John. By the way, I bought a few Essex Tartars and found they mix very well with the Hinchliffe castings. Will post up some photos when they are based. Have formed them into three 8 figure units. They are raiding units so I don't expect them to win battles. Michael

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  3. Fantastic looking figures - really well done. Very unusual but adds colour to any Ottoman horde!

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    1. Thank you Doc Smith, have been keeping an eye on your Mamluk army for some time, those Nizam troops look superb. MGB

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