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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ottoman Turks

Excellent, Brian.
It's good to see even in this time of multitudes of sets that good, old conversions still have their place.
I'll go to work on your suggestions.....& keep hoping GerMan will produce the sets they've promised & that they're of decent quality.
best wishes, donald

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ottoman Turks

My sources- scarce as they may be- indicate that the Turks had Modern Artillery that they purchased/captured from European powers along side Mideivel artillery. When I start my Ottoman Army, I intend on mixing some of the Mideivel artillery with some Russian and Austrian guns. I may even throw in a few French Guns for good measure (from the Egyptian campaign). My sources also tell me that the Artillery crew came from the Janissaries, so conversions with the Orion set may not be too difficult. Ger-Man also has a mixed set of Infantry and Artillery on its future releases list.

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Hi Donald,

Glad you like the idea and I think I need to find time to try out my own theory, painting Ottoman's was well down on my backlog of things to paint, however after painting Brunswickers in there Black uniforms I think I need something colourful to paint next.

This web site may also help

and don't forget we also have Italeri Mamelukes coming
Regards ~ Brian

Re: Ottoman Turks

I'm also trying to build a Napoleonic Ottoman Army but, I'm really struggling it needs a quality and reliable manufacturer like Strelets to do a range to really do it justice.

I would love strelets to do something similar to a company called The One Tree Miniatures alas these are 15 mm metal figures

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I am Turkish.And I live in Turkey.An Ottoman-Turkish set was my dream.Thnaks to hat and orion it came true.I think manufacturers think that they wont sell ottman-turkish sets.We have a little market here in Turkey, some revell and italeri.However last year my hobbyshop brought Hat to turkey, just because they had a turkish set WW1 ottomans.And It sold well, and another hobbyshop brougt some more along with imex.I think any good crafted ottoman army will sell.They are natural enenmies for nearly all european sets from the same era.What people here think? What are the want lists? Mine is WW1 irregular kurdish cavalry, because I am half Kurdish.And It will never be made.

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Hi Firat,

what would you think about a Turkish army for the Crimean war and the Russo-Turkish war of 1877?

A napoleonic Turkish army for the landbattle of Abukir 1799 and some to beat the British in 1807...

1839 Turkish-Egyptian war etc.

Beside this some Turkish cavalry for WW1 would be great!

Turkish Seldjuks fighting Byzanz and the Russians.

So many opportunities for Turkish armies. BTW, are there any good uniform-books about the Turkish army in Turkey? I have this small booklet with the uniforms around 1900. But I found no other Turkish books.


Getting your ideas started

Hi Uwe

I think you have made an excellent point. An English-speaking company will be more likely to make a set if they have good English sources to work from. Equally a Ukrainian or Italian company would be looking for sources in their mother tongue. I read some posts on this forum and think "Great, but who knows what they look like?". If there is no Osprey or Funcken book on the subject they may struggle, so I suggest if someone wants a set made, provide some good books or websites with as much detail and as many images as possible and you stand a better chance.

Re: Getting your ideas started


I am not into the books that much.And I didnt look for books in Turkey. but I have some osprey books on Turkish history.There are very good pictures from which great figures can be made.orion janissaries and hats turkish artilerry are just out of osprey books.early Ottoman army uniforms are very colorful and unique and hard to convert from existing sets.Waiting for orions ottomans cavalry and lucky toys medieval ottoman army(ceasers sculpter very goood,)

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I have a binder in my collection with uniforms of the Turkish army from 1600-1900. There are very good colourplates available for the crimean war (Strelets in case you need some to cheer you up, please ask )

Beside this I've got a Turkish booklet with uniforms for the army around 1900. The title is "Ottoman military organization and uniforms 1876-190 . In the bibliography are 26 books listed as sources.