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Re: Re: Ottoman WW1 cavalry check

Hi Philippe,

many thanks for this information. Surely there is a difference in the uniform of the Turks in the Caucasus to those fighting the British/Indians/Anzacs etc. in Persia,Palastine etc?

So one set would not be enough.


Re: Re: Re: Ottoman WW1 cavalry check

Ottoman cavalry, both Crimean and WWI, would be
most welcome. I'd like to see another set of Ottoman
WWI infantry, as I'm not much impressed with the HAT
set (though the artillery set is good). The Infantry
set has too few poses, and to my mind at least, the
poses that are there are not very convincing.

We have discussed Ottoman sets (or rather the
lack thereof) several times here. Still the sets
promised by Strelets have not materialized. I'm not
being critical, or trying to cause trouble, but, is
it possible that Strelets is reluctant to make Ottoman
sets because of the centuries of animosity between
Russians and Turks? Certainly, I'm aware these feelings are more intense than say those over the
French and British in the Crimean War. I'm not
trying to judge anyone, I'm just being curious.

You are right...

The two mainstream regular or Nizam cavalry units were composed of both Anatolian and Arab troops, with the Ottomans wearing a kalpack while the Arabs continued to wear their kuffiya cloth, all that on the regular army uniforms. Both types fought in Mesopotamia and Palestine. Irregular cavalry just wore their traditional clothes - I believe the Osprey book on the Ottoman army has some depictions.

The same goes for infantry, there were both regular Anatolian and regular Arab troops, also wearing their kuffiya. So, yes, 1 set would not be enough...