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Jacob723 Inactive Member08 May 2018 6:41 p.m. PST

Hello TMP members,

I'm looking at getting some 15mm janissary miniatures but am stuck between buying either AB miniature janissary's or the Khurasan miniature janissary's

I have provided a link below.

What are peoples thoughts? Or do people think there are even better quality made models out there let me know? Photos of peoples collection would be fantastic.




Sho Boki08 May 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

My AB Ottomans..

von Winterfeldt08 May 2018 10:02 p.m. PST

those displayed miniatures look excellent, they would be my choice – but they don't cover the whole army of the Ottoman empire

Major Function09 May 2018 3:38 a.m. PST

I have order 1 packet to compare the size against AB. The Khurasan figures look excellent though.

ancientsgamer09 May 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

AB would be more appropriate for Napoleonic period.

von Winterfeldt12 May 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

seemingly also Sho Boki is working on miniatures to represent some Ottoman troops

Mad Malx Inactive Member13 May 2018 3:05 a.m. PST

Old Glory 15s have Ottoman troops in the 7 Years War range that are suitable and Legio Heroica have Janissaries in campaign uniform and azabs in their Siege of Vienna 1683 range that would do nicely as Napoleonic period Nizam I cedit.
Totentanz Miniatures do a small range of Ottoman troops -again intended for the 17th century but soma are still suitable as are the figures from the "By Fire and Sword" range from North Star Miniatures. Roundway also do a small range of Napoleonic Ottomans but not of the same quality as AB. Hope this helps!

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

I sense the issue is no one produces a complete line to model all troop types, infantry, cavalry and artillery?

Given the varied composition of Armies, that would give a strategic advantage to whomever could produce same.

Mad Malx Inactive Member19 May 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

rmcaras, only Minifigs AB and Naismith (not Roundway)do ranges of actual Napoleonic figures AT ALL! I've just noticed on here that Lancashire Games are now doing the Venexia Ottomans many of which will do for the Napoleonic wars. There's plenty choice out there for good quality Ottoman troops in 15mm if you're selective. I wish figures for the armies of Persia, Mysore and the Marathas were as easy to find!
Donnington Miniatures also do Renaissance Ottoman figures, some of which can be used for 18th and early 19th centuries.

John Edmundson19 May 2018 1:28 p.m. PST

Khurasan make some Persians.They also have a nice new range of Tuaregs that make it into the 19th Century, for anyone so inclined . . . :-)


Mad Malx Inactive Member20 May 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

The khurasan figures are really nice John. The problem is the small quantities you have to buy them in to avoid import duties and such. Irregular miniatures seem to be the only company who do anything like a complete range of Persian figures. They are pretty obscure as a Napoleonic army after all.

As gamers we tend to ignore the fact that the Napoleonic wars were a global conflict and because of that we miss out on a lot of great opportunities for broadening our horizons and also miss out on some of the more "exotic" armies to paint -Ottoman, Persian, Mysorean, Moghul, Mahratta, Burmese etc. I'm not really certain whether this is because we see the whole global thing as an unimportant sideshow or if it is because information on dress, troop types, qualities and numbers and all the other details we love are so hard to come by.

I'm really enjoying doing the research to put these armies together and it's given me a whole new area of history to marvel at -that of India and it's relationship to Europe and the Islamic world. It has come as quite a surprise how sophisticated some of the military systems were -not all tribal war-bands at all!

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