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Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

I have units of mounted Bashi Bazouks from Redoubt and foot from Connoisseur. Neither make leaders. Is anyone aware of a company which produces figures (mounted and foot) which could pass as Bashi Bazouk leaders for the "larger" Redoubt and Connoisseur Bashi Bazouks? I know Perry produces them, however, I have been informed they would not be good for mixing in the same unit as the about two companies. Thanks – Hal

cavcrazy13 May 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

Have looked at Foundry? Check their Crimean war Turks.

Artilleryman13 May 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

The Perrys do Bashi-Bazouks as part of their Sudan range and they include command.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 9:33 a.m. PST

Old Glory in Turk range?

I seem to remember painting some Ral Partha BB for a fro.
Don't make the mistake of painting them uniformly. Think of them as Celts or Huns.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

Steve Barber has a few Turkish officers in the Greek War of Independence range.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 May 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

Hal, indeed, as you said, the Perry BB would be too small. They are very nice figures though.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Also check out Brigade games..check the Napoleonic section..Ottomans..there might be something.

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

For mounted, these will work: link

And for dismouted, these will work: link

Hope that this helps,

mrinku13 May 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

How different are the leaders? Might some minor conversion work or choice of paint palette suffice?

Adding an impressive turban is one of the very easiest putty jobs you could ask for!

Edit: Okay I had a look at the Redoubt site and is it correct they only have the one pose of Bashi-Bazouk, with a rifle? If so I see your problem. Converting a trooper with sabre out by adding to his hat is one thing, replacing a longarm with a sword is another.

Searching on size comparisons, I'm not sure the current Perry Sudan models would be a problem. Those are a bit larger than the their old NWF sculpts that were done for Wargames Foundry.

This page has a comparison, though not of Bashi-Bazouks:

Smokey Roan Inactive Member13 May 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

mrinku is wise in the ways of conversion.

Easier, if you dont like putty, dip a strip of tissue or paper towel in a mix of Elmers and water. Wrap around head to make turban. It dries hard. Even add a fews drops of paint to mix, and it comes out colored.

a bashi leader would basically have more swag. Fancier headress, maybe a sash, etc.

Durando09 Jun 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Outpost Wargames Services have some in their 28mm RTW range

SgtGuinness11 Jun 2017 6:44 a.m. PST

Hal, the foot leader can easily be taken from other ranges and made taller by a thin piece of card, wood, plastic, or washer under the fig before gluing on the stand to make him the same height. The cav could be an issue as the Redoubt horses may be too big to use other ranges. IMHO I'd use one of the Redoubt figs and add swag or paint him more colorful that the others. Or use a Sudan range Egyptian officer as the commander.

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and how they are painted.

PS: I have some extra Redoubt foot Bashi's if you want them.


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