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I am positively in TRANCE with the upcoming Turks.... this is just brilliant, and what a beautiful set of figures!
Only one comment to Strelets please: the fez was no longer worn by officers by WW1. They had their own version of the Enverieh or Kabalak, which was similar to the one worn by the soldiers but was sown together rather than woven around the head.
Some officers had them specially made for them to ensure good quality and so they could all look rather different. It would be great, if at all possible, to alter that on the current officer.
But having said that I'm so happy about this set that I'm prepared to take it just the way it is... .it will be some historical poetic licence....
May be this site will be helpfu;l for officer uniform,anyway the set is great!!!
Agree regarding the officer's headgear. A helmet or keffiyeh would be much more appropriate (and the sword is probably out of place as well, but that's easier to resolve).
Other than that, looks like it's going to be a smashing set, and I may have to buy myself some even though my WWI collection is exclusively Western Front at the moment.
The officer wearing the Fez is one of my favorite poses. I hope this shows up on all of the sprews in the box. I plan on using him for conversions. There are plenty of photos showing officers wearing Fez's in WWI.
I hope there will be another set with all the soldiers wearing the Kabalak That style helmet looks so cool they deserve to have their own set.
The more styles the better for me!
Keep up the good work Strelets Team.
Truly outstanding work! If Strelets wants to keep up the WWI Ottomans theme to supplement existing sets from a certain other manufacturer, you should also consider a set of cavalry wearing the kaffiyeh like these infantrymen. That was more common wear during the campaigns in Palestine and Arabia, and would provide perfect enemies to Lawrence's Arabs and the Aussie Light Horse.
Two other interesting sets to explore in the future would be Ottomans in winter uniforms for campaigns against the Russians in the Caucasus and a late war set of Ottoman assault troops with the rimless stahlhelms. The Ottomans in winter gear could include a ski trooper or two, as the Turks used them in the winter of 1916-17 with German advice.
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Lovely figures with a lot of potential again.
Thanks for this first look at another very worthwhile set which will prove useful far beyond WWI.
Very nice set. So many uses. Dare I say these men will join in on the derailment and attack of a Turkish train in a famous movie? Can't wait to see the rest of the poses!
Those are seriously good looking figures.
The Turks in tropical uniform are excellent too.
I'm looking at these and thinking of the two Mummy films.
And how useful these could be in Pulp fiction/Back of Beyond games.
They look very good a set thats been needed for a long time, shame about the Rifles though, I hope the other figures have more appropriate types...