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evilgong Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 10:55 p.m. PST

Hi there,

I've found some new pics of Qajar troops, including from coronation parades showing guards, attendants, musicians, elephants and artillery.

They date from the 1830s but are probably a good guide for earlier dates as well.

I like the drummer with royal motif on the drum, not sure if my painting skills will stretch to that in 15mm

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David F Brown

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 1:42 a.m. PST

That would be very interesting.
Whenever can, will go searching in library for Persians vs Rusdians, or if possible also Persians vs Turks to make scenarios. That would help.

Legbiter Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

Thank-you! As timely a post as could be, since I'm painting my Qajar army as we speak, shortly to be followed by their Afghan Enemies. Except of course that I'm not painting as we speak, because that would be impossible without extra arms. And the Afghan enemies is stretching it a bit too, but this is for a Fantasy Commands and Colors campaign in the Imaginary disputed ground of Lengistan.

evilgong Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 4:05 p.m. PST

Hiya

Sadly the two coronation scrolls both contain more pictures that I can't find, one being the national flag on a vehicle which would be interesting to see.

If the extra pics turn up I'll post them.

I'm painting my way through a unit of sarbaz with blue jackets and some irregular infantry.

David F Brown

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