many thanks for all your suggestions , very helpful, will try and find the Hungarian books you mentioned and yes have already got the sets from various plastic makers, GNW Russians from Strelets ideal for campaigns against Ottomans as are other GNW sets from different makers, will also check out the Moldavians and Wallachians you mentioned
Irregular Miniatures do some useful figures but amm not keen on their horses so i mount riders on larger horses also Lancer Miniatures in UK do some very nice suitable figures in their Grand Alliance range
amongst latest box from collection arrived yesterday found some Mongols that have possibilities to be converted as Tatars
also looking at doing Hungarian rebels in same period to fight Imperalists, as i've said period 1680s to 1720s has great possibilites , so colourful with so many nations involved
it's a great hobby
cheers Old John
There is also a book in that Hungarian series on the Kuruc Rebellion, I believe there is a reference to it in the Talon and Claw book. I have nt been able to get that one as yet so dont know what it covers but if i see a copy i shall be having it.
I ll look up the Lanicer Mins you mention
The Mars figures are rather bigger than most, although I have managed to mix a few of their officers in with my Zveda GNW Russians without to much issue.
I have some Hat Huns to paint up as Tatars, as a wargame unit I think they are close enough and may mix the odd new Redbox Russian noble in as a Tatar commander