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Offline Khurasan Miniatures

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Khurasan releases 19th Century Qajar Persians
« on: June 03, 2015, 01:33:28 PM »
We are very pleased to release "15mm" (really more 18mm as is typical these days for Napoleonics) Qajar Persians for the 19th century.  Sometimes thought of as the "forgotten Napoleonics," the Qajars were regularly at war with two major players in the Napoleonic Wars, the Russians and the Ottomans, and in the first decade of the nineteenth century supplemented their masses of irregulars with a core of Western-trained regular troops.  

However, beyond their tangential involvement in the Napoleonic Wars, the Qajars are first and foremost useful for the endless simmering conflicts in the "back of beyond" in the mid-nineteenth century, as the uniform did not change until at least the 1860s.  The infantry in tall sheepskin hats illustrated fending off British cavalry in the Anglo-Persian War of 1856-7 are identical in appearance to the models released today.

We are first releasing the infantry and artillery of the Qajar "new army."  Available here:
http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/qajar-persians.html

The new codes are:


Qajar regular infantry march attack


Qajar regular infantry skirmishing/shooting


Qajar regular infantry command


Qajar artillerists

(For guns, use any British or French cannon models, perhaps with the occasional Russian gun mixed in).  

The Qajar regular regiments wore uniforms but there was no set uniform colour for the entire army, and so for instance in the famous painting of the Battle of Sultanabad (in which the Persian regulars defeated a Russian force) the Persian infantry regiments are shown in a variety of different colours, although wearing uniform within the regiment.  (Our paintups show some of the uniform colours from the Sultanabad painting.)  

The tall hat was sometimes this tall, sometimes a bit shorter, so we left them long on the theory that it's easier to trim them down based on individual preference than it is to build them up!

Sculpted by Mike Broadbent, painted by Knight Brush Studios.

« Last Edit: June 03, 2015, 01:35:22 PM by Khurasan Miniatures »
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Re: Khurasan releases 19th Century Qajar Persians
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 02:23:22 PM »
I'll admit to knowing exactly nothing about the Qajar Persians, but love the look. I think it's the goofy hats. Very attractive minis for a little-gamed period, which is always nice to see. Didn't Irregular just release their own line of these fellows? It must be in the air these days...

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Re: Khurasan releases 19th Century Qajar Persians
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 02:43:36 PM »
Ah, here they are (in 28mm):

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/ (28mm Colonials, scroll down)

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Re: Khurasan releases 19th Century Qajar Persians
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 01:20:46 PM »
Ah, here they are (in 28mm):

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/ (28mm Colonials, scroll down)

The Irregular offerings are 15mm.  I do not see any listed under 25mm.

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/15mmRanges/15mmMutiny.htm

I am starting this war as my current foray into colonial gaming:

http://foragecaps.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-anglo-persian-war-part-i-initial.html

 

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