Here are some pictures of future releases for our Ottoman Turkish range.
The first piece is a lovely vignette of a Janissary Cauldron party. For those unfamiliar with this tradition the 'cooking pot' was more precious to Janissary units than any flag. Many of their senior officers had titles relating to posts from the kitchen such as the Soup Maker, the Scullion, the Chef and the Baker. The hearth...
This was a big job and involved the sculpting of brand new horses in addition to creating all of the various combinations of weapons used by Ottoman cavalry in the 17th and 18th centuries. Clib has done outstanding work on these and set an amazing benchmark for any future cavalry we release.
We have a Command set - two officers and a standard bearer. One officer has a helmet with turban wrapped...
|Janissary Vets face European cavalry|
|An Ottoman Wagonburg bristling with menace - Come and get us!|
Ray Roussell blames me for his Donnybrook addiction. I know the term lead pusher could have a totally different meaning in the context of selling minis as opposed to playing with them. I am however probably answerable to both descriptions.
|Four ELITE Janissaries with flintlocks and an Officer character|
|The Wagonburg in 'draft' still has a fair amount of work to be done but the idea is obvious.|
I am very much looking forward to Partizan on May 19th. The game will be a first outing for my scratch built Wagonburg for the Ottomans. I am still in the process of building bits and pieces of the defence works and equipment.
|All of the items are scratch built to some degree.|
The biggest question I have is...
|Code OT07 Tufeckci firing|
I know, several months late. C minus on report card and detention for me. Nevertheless, painting these thirty models in five days was not as onerous a chore as it may at first sound.
They were really fun to do. The sculpting is wonderful and the poses interesting and natural.
|Code OT12 Bosniaks/Irregulars loading|
I used the following speedy method:
1. Hand brushed white...
|Neil Roberts outstanding cover with some of Clarence's internal illos|
The new Great Northern War supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners 3rd edition is called
With Talon and Claw
The reason? Eagles and lions with their talons and claws appear in almost all of the arms of the combatant nations of the Great Northern and Eastern Wars - Swedes, Danes, Saxons, Prussians, Poles, Imperialists and...
|The bare essentials 1500 Friday afternoon - it's all ahead of us|
It's all over for another year.. the feeding frenzy that is SALUTE. Despite the doom laden warnings of imminent economic armageddon and our isolation from the rest of the humanity, the Great British Wargaming Public did what we do best.. Carried on, regardless!
|Yes, well, it IS SALUTE and this certainly beats the Hitler Jugend.|
|Mass charge by Polish cavalry 1683|
My snorkel has just broken the surface as I come up for air before submerging again into SALUTE 19 on Friday and Saturday.
|Brunswick-Celle infantry 1690s|
I have not been blogging with regularity over the last three weeks simply because I have snatched every waking hour to finish off the last photos for the new GNW supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners.
|The offending piece|
I am not even allowed to use the word snowflake in the house without a censorious eyebrow being raised by my daughter. I know I am not alone in my complete bemusement regarding what people will take offence about next. At work, what my team are now OK to say or not say in terms of illustrating business life lessons is like walking through a minefield (oops, probably not allowed...
No, I can't believe it either. SALUTE 2019 is in about four weeks. Somewhere in my head I could hear a voice saying, you'd better start planning for SALUTE which is in a couple of months.
Anyway, enough of this already. Here is a special offer for any products pre-ordered for SALUTE.
Pre-order any quantity of the following products from our range ; Figures, Books, Flags and get them at a 10%...
Another generous offer from the Helion Company for members of the League of Augsburg Blog...
William III's Italian Ally: Piedmont and the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697 by CIRO PAOLETTI, illustrations by Bruno Mugnai
from now till the end of March
£25 post free within the UK, at cost shipping for the rest of the world.
To order the...
|Cossack infantry advancing|
Invigorated by the excellent progress being made on the GNW Supplement for BLB, I treated myself to some painting which was not actually on the very backlogged schedule.
In addition to the painting I did some more reading on Cossacks and found that over the years I had fallen into swallowing a few cliches about them. Perhaps it was too much exposure to the Battleground hex...
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