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Re: do you recall why they were released.

I think the review was a bit harsh considering their all in overcoats but accurate particulaly in regards to weapons and equipment, peabody martinis for first class and some secound class infantry, winchester for cavalry and some infantry, breech loading snider enfield conversions for some second class and reserves, not all turkish uniforms were good quality often as not the the european styled ones were poor quality shoddy which was largely to do with corruption in the procurement system..
At best these represent Secound class infantry... and thats if you assume they have Snider Enfields...
So no good for Plevna or the summer battles either....


no. the weapons etc are fine at this scale

WELL no ! . i think these are just fine for RTW,At this scale it doesnt really matter.

no doubt in winter many wrapped their rifles in cloth furs etc to prevent snow rusting weapon etc. i think the overall formation of the figures and shape/impresion en masse is more important.If you look at cossacks still using lances in war2...mmh

i think there is too much hobby people trying to hold dates as the rule (modern thinking clashes with c19th horse and sail/steam ship transport system).

if you want a big single model then yes it should be as museum replicant correct as possible. But 1/72 and under, who cares.

This RTW range is a great 1.72 starter set. inf art cav inf art cav rus n turk.

Re: no. the weapons etc are fine at this scale

Well your welcome to your opinion Hank, But I think Strelets could do better and have done so...


if it wasnt for firat we wouldnt have these

Really, and you can clear this with strelets, if it wasnt for Firat and his poll we wouldnt have these. Strelets kept their word and fitted them in. It was interstingto see the later figures with ammo box on front in Set 902.But we collectors take what we get when we can get it.cONVERSIONS are endless.

I havent done any for a while. i guess if i needed another Ottoman unit i would take CW Zouaves and French Inf Zouaves and take the turban guys and stick their heads on turkish infantry winter sets.Then i'd have kurdish infantry.

Re: no. the weapons etc are fine at this scale

I am sorry, but I really must disagree with you when you say "at 1/72 scale and below, who cares", particularly when it comes to the Turkish troops we are talking about. You only need to look at other models in that range to see that the difference is compelling enough to warrant extra sets.

Nobody is slamming Strelets, there's obviously a few people who simply think that the Turks for the Crimean war are not good enough for the later Russian-Ottoman war... There is nothing wrong with that and even if there are only 2 sources in English language doesn't mean that they are not good...

Yes, you are right, to have ONLY sources in English is sometimes limiting. But let me tell you this: I have several books in French about the Napoleonic army and they have many mistakes in their uniforms. At the same time I have Osprey books that have mistakes in them.... so no matter what, some give and take will always be needed.