Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Ottoman Army Completed

Having recently finished the artillery, which was the last component of this army, I thought I would gather everything together for a few group shots to remind myself of what has been completed:


Unfortunately these are not the best pictures and appear to have taken on a sepia-like quality due to my poor photography and lighting skills, but hopefully they will serve to show off some of the fine TAG figures from which the army is exclusively comprised:




































My favourite part of the project was definitely the sipahis, and I managed to complete five units comprising two Sipahi of the Porte contingents:


















and three feudal sipahi units which can be seen in front of the red-coated Tufekcis to the left and in the background:


















I also ended up with four units of Azabs, thanks to the generosity of Pete at TAG:


















All things considered a very satisfying project, meant only to serve as a slight diversion from my French Napoleonic army slog but one which appears to have taken up the best part of nine months:

The final tally is as follows:

Four units of Janissaries          = 96 figures
Four units of Azabs                 = 96 figures
Two units of Sipahis                = 48 figures (including horses)
Three units of Feudal Sipahis  = 72 figures (including horses)
Three units of Akinjis             = 72 figures (including horses)
One unit of Delhis                   = 24 figures (including horses)
One unit of Tufekcis                = 24 figures
Six artillery pieces and crew   = 24 figures
Command figures                    = 18 figures (including horses)

All up, this means 474 individual figures, and 6 artillery pieces:


















I was planning to get straight back on to the Napoleonic French after this but, yet again, have become distracted while sorting through the lead pile.

I'm already 36 figures into the new project and hope to have a few pictures posted soon.

20 comments:

  1. That is pretty amazing for 9 months - a great looking army!

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    1. Thanks Stryker. It involved quite a few early mornings, but I was quite happy with the output.

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  2. I agree- only nine months?!? Very impressive- your army looks great.

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    1. Thanks Codsticker, now I just need to paint up some Poles so I can get them into action.

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  3. Great work Lawrence. A true Ottoman horde.

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    1. Cheers Mark. I'm looking forward to seeing a few more of yours over the coming months, once you get back from overseas.

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  4. A great looking army. Very colourful

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    1. Thanks Neil, I certainly ended up using a few different colour I have not tried before.

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    1. Cheers Willie. I enjoyed seeing your Ottomans over on Lead Adventure Forum.

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  6. Stunning looking collection Lawrence!

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    1. Thanks Mark, I was pleased with the way it all turned out in the end.

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  7. A great looking army there, and only nine months! you *beep!* :)

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    1. Cheers Tony. Looking back, it does feel quite a bit longer than nine months since I last picked up a Napoleonic figure.

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  8. Wonderful looking army,at first I thought they were in front of a big mirror,nope there's just load's of them delightfully painted! Really fast work too! Looking forward to the Poles.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. This was an example of project creep in the end, in that I added five more units than I originally intended. I am however glad I did them now.

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  9. Outstanding job, this army is just superb!!

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    1. Thanks Phil, and it was nice to use your 15mm Turkish army as inspiration along the way.

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  11. Wow! Doing a dive into your archive, puts my partial force under a need to get finished. Great work!

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