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Robert Burke23 Mar 2020 5:52 p.m. PST

Does anyone know of a company that makes a Renaissance era 28mm Arab or Moor with a musket? I'm looking for figures suitable for the Battle of Tangiers, 1680.


jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 1:53 a.m. PST

It is likely that with a few exceptions, most troops fighting the English/Portuguese and Spanish colonists looked more like Ottoman irregulars than robed Arabs.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2020 6:01 a.m. PST

try Gripping Beast,they night have some suitable figures from their El Cid Line…I have always wanted to game Tangiers,,can;t get my group to want to help I am on my own.Always wanted to game Teviots last stand..good Luck.

coryfromMissoula24 Mar 2020 7:36 a.m. PST

I used a fair number of ottoman and barbary pirates for my renaissance north African forces. A few of the guns had to be changed, but most are generic enough musket that they worked.

GrumpyOldMan24 Mar 2020 1:57 p.m. PST

Eureka makes Turkish pirates:-


Robert Burke24 Mar 2020 4:39 p.m. PST

Badger Miniatures also has the Pontoonier line of 28mm Barbary Pirates link

Henry Martini27 Mar 2020 9:13 p.m. PST

Artizan Designs has a pack of Moroccans skirmishing with muskets (flintlocks?) in its March or Die range.

If you're fussy about historical accuracy, only one of the four poses appears to be depicted with a hooded garment, and it's a cloak rather than a djellabah.

There's also a command pack that might do.

There used to be a few suitable mounted figures in the Redoubt March or Die range too, armed with lances or muskets and wearing hooded djellabahs.

yarr6830 Mar 2020 3:48 p.m. PST

I used the Moroccans from Artizan like Henry said above for my Tangier figures, they work quite well.
Here's a pic


Henry Martini30 Mar 2020 5:43 p.m. PST

I see that there be Tuaregs in the mix, yarr (for some mysterious reason I feel impelled to address you in Piratese), which be not truly appropriate for Tangiers.

Henry Martini30 Mar 2020 6:01 p.m. PST

For those actually wanting Barbary pirates, another option is to have a look at the 'Long Decline' section of Old Glory's Ottoman Turkish range, which contains a few packs that might work presuming you need that many figures and don't mind the primitive Hinchcliffe-style sculpting.

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