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I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Muscovite-Tartar Wars, 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.


Friday, 23 March 2018

Muscovite 'German' regiment completes its Establishment

Having already completed the pike-armed section last year, have just finished eighteen (actually twenty-two castings) musketeers for my Muscovite German regiment, with its own command base. This unit will now set off south, serving with the Boyar cavalry and Cossack division in the planned campaign against the Crim Tartars. All the figures in this formation are actually ECW Hinchcliffe castings, but they look like the European mercenaries that served in these units. MGB

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  1. They look great! BIG pike and shot units always look good- they can inflict some damage too!

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  2. Your blog evokes so many memories- the older style figures have such charm- especially with your paint work- I wish I'd never sold off all aof mine- Muscovites, Poles, Cossacks, Wallachians, etc etc- only my Ottomans left- keep up the posts Michael- they're inspiring me to rebuild the old collection!

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    1. Thank you John. As an old-time wargamer, playing with airfix in the early 1970s, moving on to Hinchcliffe and Garrison in the late 70s, they have the same nostalgia for me too. To be honest, I could raise the funds for more modern castings but I don't want too. I actually like owning these historic castings, and I enjoy seeing what others have done with them, converting some where I can. Having said that, I'm not a fan of the warhammer concept that ONLY one designer/manufacturer is allowed in a collection. I like drawing on lots of companies, and enjoy viewing other collections that have done the same. Thanks for your support for this blog, and YOUR Ottomans look excellent.
      Michael

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  3. Cracking looking unit as usual, well done.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, a change from just Streltsy musketeers.
      Michael

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