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Author Topic: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)  (Read 3378 times)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (more cavalry 13-Dec-2018)
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2018, 06:56:45 AM »
Yes.
Your minis have very interesting features, it would be great to see them in some close ups and from some angle, you achieved some faces very well done! 
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline pete

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (more cavalry 13-Dec-2018)
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2018, 10:51:19 AM »
tidy stuff, have fun with the game.

Offline Thaddeu

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (more cavalry 13-Dec-2018)
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2018, 03:26:49 AM »
Thanks! I think these pics are about as close up as my smartphone camera can manage. Maybe I'll get myself a real camera next year.

In the meantime, here are some more Janissaries, as Aggressive Forlorn Hope instead of musketeers.






Offline Thaddeu

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2019, 08:43:52 PM »
Threadcromancer Thad strikes again!

I assembled these light cavalrymen back when I was regularly updating this thread, but only got around painting them this week. The white turbaned ones are besli, a sort of conscript, and the colorful turbaned riders are gonullu, which are volunteers. The weapons are arbitrary, gonullu can be spear-armed and besli can have bows. I will probably make another pair of these units with the weapons reversed.





I will generally run the spear armed units as gallopers and the bow/saber units as trotters. The besli will definitely be Raw, and the gonullu may be Raw or standard depending on points outlays and if multiple grades of Sipahis are present.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 08:46:02 PM by Thaddeu »

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 02:58:05 AM »
Nice work- very creative kit-bashing. I always thought those torsos in the tunics with the lacing (or are they clasps?) on the front would make good 16th/17th/ 18thC Persian/Middle Eastern horse.

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2019, 07:00:02 AM »
Excellent work!

Offline AdamPHayes

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 09:31:16 PM »
Nice looking units. I have the riders with frogging on their coats pencilled in to become Moldavians / Wallachians.

Offline Thaddeu

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2019, 09:50:24 PM »
Thanks for the compliments! I actually used the Arab horse kit for Polish light cavalry before I ever used it for Ottomans, just some headswaps, greenstuffed fur hats, and the occasional weapon swap. I can't figure out if I ever posted them on this forum, but you can check my blog here and here if you don't mind some low quality pics.

Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: Ottomans for Pikeman's Lament (even more cavalry 11-Jul-2019)
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2019, 09:20:10 AM »
Those look great and some fabulous advice on the conversions.  Im looking at doing some early 17th century Poles so very useful info!