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flowerofbattle Inactive Member18 Feb 2012 1:50 p.m. PST

I had some parts over from a box of Perry Miniatures plastic Sudanese, as well as some handgonne-arms from the Perry Miniatures plastic mercenaries.

I'm not really into the historical accuracy of Ottoman forces but with some added green-stuff the end result works for me: link

And the first progress pictures together with a possible name for this troop type: link

I would appreciate comments on how to improve future versions of these.

dBerczerk18 Feb 2012 2:59 p.m. PST

Very creative! Albanian skirmishers in Ottoman service?

flowerofbattle Inactive Member18 Feb 2012 3:08 p.m. PST

Thanks -- right now I'm thinking that they could be either Ottoman handgonners as mercenaries in Neapel or Anatolian troops serving in Hungary or the Balkans (yes, perhaps Albania!).

But since I don't know much about Ottomans yet I haven't pinned it down. Its primarily fun to do something for the 15th century other than the Italian troops I'm mostly working on.

thabear18 Feb 2012 5:12 p.m. PST

I dont know where they would fit in the Ottoman Empire but they are some the best and simplest conversion work ive seen here , well done

cheers Tom

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2012 8:19 p.m. PST

Aren't they just generic Azab types? Anatolians more than anything else I would have thought.

flowerofbattle Inactive Member19 Feb 2012 3:22 a.m. PST

I appreciate it Tom. Phillius -- good to hear a vote on Anatolians and Azabs.

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