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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.


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Ottoman Asiatic Sipahi Cavalry

This unit of Ottoman cavalry has just received a complete revamp. New horses and steel lances have been provided, and the basic paintwork has been tidied up as well. These are my own castings and the headdress is based on several early 19th century prints, representing Asiatic sipahi. Whether it was the distinction of an officer, or a particular regional fashion is unclear but it certainly adds to my army, and appears quite different from those adopted by the Silahtar, Janissary, and Solack units. MGB

10 comments:

  1. You've done a cracking job on the unit, well done.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, individually they aren't that great, but the unit adds to the colour of the army.
      Michael

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  2. Well done with the revamp, great colors and splendid unit!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I'm looking forward to their next use on the table!
      Michael

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    1. Jonathan, these are very early efforts, not anywhere near as good as my TAG or Essex figures in the collection (which are my favourites for the Turks) but at least they don't look out of place when formed up next to them on the table, and I wanted such a unit in the collection.
      Michael

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  4. Lovely looking cavalry unit, I do find the headgear bewildering in ottoman units, even as I'm tempted by the army!
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain, as you say, the Ottoman headgear is very distinctive. Part of the reason can be explained by the fact they rarely abandoned a style, they just add more units and grant them something different. Its as if the British Army in 1815 still had some established regiments dressed as 1790, 1750, 1715 etc. Still, it makes the Ottomans a useful opposition to those collecting in various periods.
      Michael

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  5. Great revamp Michael on very unique figures👍

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    1. Thanks Willie, you can't have enough over-the-top costumed units when raising Ottoman Turks, its all part of the fun!
      Michael

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