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new masters

The sure look very nice and are welcome as enemy combattants for my Norman, Russian, Scottish, Frnech and English knights. Also, they can fight against Franks, Romans, Napoleonic and colonial troops (the latter with some good will).

I hope they will be in tan or light brown.

Re: new masters

These masters are masterful! And I was imagining some of the same uses, Jan.

Also strikingly exciting, is the fine sculpting done on the Arabian horses. The scans look like they are from a distance, making them sort of silhouette-style, and they outline some exceptional horse-sculpting. I'm no expert on horses, but for me they look very exciting and appropriate to go with the men's poses.

Excellent job S*R

Re: Re: new masters

Those horses remind me of the kialid, kaleai, kalie; those scope things that one had as child. and you flicked the pictures and the horse appeared to be galloping in front of your eyes.
They look very good and I am wondering what would be the latest era I could use them for

Re: Re: Re: new masters

Bonjour Mr. Murach!

Regarding the latest era to be able to use these, one possiblility might be (stretching it) with Hicks Pasha at the Battle of Kashgate, the prelude to Khartoum and Gordon Pasha. In the Charlton Heston movie there appeared to be some Arabs riding camels who dressed from the Medieval days. I've got VHS so I'll have to preview the movie again to confirm. There are some good shots of them while they aimlessly wander thru the desert at the beginning of the movie. By the way, the S*R plastic legs of cavalry spreads very easily and stays in place, without having to boil in hot water first. I was easily able to fit some Bengal Lancers on top of HaT's elephants no problem. So these guys would also fit easily on top of any camels to give them attitional uses. In fact, my Airfix French Foreign Legion officers ride on top of the Airfix camels just fine (with the addition of a front saddle-horn to keep them in place). Here is a link to some conversions I did to allow any horse rider to sit on top of a camel:

http://www.hat.com/Conv/Hennen2.html

Cheers!

Re: Re: Re: Re: new masters

Thank you for that Dave.
I shall also review my VHS tape of Khartoum.
I have not found much in my Osprey collection but I know somewhere in my pile of old (1980's)Military Modeller I have seen some pictures of similar characters.
The old magazines had a much better format and carried a lot of useful drawings etc. especially those that were printed as replies to readers questions. Why can't someone do the same now. In stead of big glossy pictures of propriety models and lots of advertisements and
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Sorry, lapsed into nonsense again there.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: new masters

Lapsed into nonsense? You're a very naughty boy!

Very Nice !!!

Hattin all the way to Vienna.
Fantastic.

This would improve them

Strelets: any chance of adding jezzails to the weapons sprue?
donald

What's jezzails?

Re: What's jezzails?

Those long, ornate muskets used by various Arabs, Afghans, Moslems etc.
donald

Re: What's jezzails?

Hi Strelets,

Need a Valium? (Well, AK 47s and laser guns were NOT asked for, at least. That's quite something!)

Cheers

The Brain comes up trumps again

The Brains come up with a fantastic idea. AK 47s & lasers!!!
I'd like some SPG launchers, too.
Great fantasy figures can be made from from historicals.
Thanks, loads, donald

Jezzails would not be bad

Dear Strelets,

I support Donalds idea. A jezzail as a seperate weapon if possible. As the Sarazens can be used up to the 19th century for Afghan, Sikh and sometimes Indian forces this would be very useful. The outfit of a Afghan heavy cavalryman changed not very much between 1100 and 1800 AD.

The jezzail was in use in Asia from the late 17th century onwards with great effect. Especially in British battlereports these were often mentioned as a kind of light artillery which inflicted heavy casualties.

cheers
Uwe

Saying of the day: The ignorants quack, the caravan moves on

"As the Sarazens can be used up to the 19th century for Afghan, Sikh and sometimes Indian forces this would be very useful. The outfit of a Afghan heavy cavalryman changed not very much between 1100 and 1800 AD."


Yeah, Medieval, Ottoman, 21st century - who cares. Those Muslim bogey men, they look all alike, then and now, don't they...

Re: Saying of the day: The ignorants quack, the caravan moves on

Yes, if you have two slices of ham in the olace of the glasses...

Re: Saying of the day: The ignorants quack, the caravan moves on

That saying best describes the Swiss Guard at the Vatican on annual border duty maneouvres ?

Re: Saying of the day: The ignorants quack, the caravan moves on

Better you stay with your favorite period Ancients before you make unqualified comments.

The Sikh Gorchurrah cavalry looked like Sarazens, try to search the web and give me a proof that I am wrong.

Re: Re: Saying of the day: The ignorants quack, the caravan moves on

Hi Guys,

just take a look at the paintings of these two links:

http://www.britishbattles.com/second-sikh-war/chillianwallah.htm

http://www.britishbattles.com/first-sikh-war/moodkee.htm

You can see the irregular Sikh cavalry here. The armour is a mixture of old Mogul style armour and older equipement. I have plates of armoured cavalry in my collection at home. Sarazzen figures can be converted to nearly every 18th/19th century central asiatic cavalry. When I have the new Strelets figures, I will make conversions and will send photos over.

cheers
Uwe

Ease up on The Brain!

Uwe, I think you're too hard on The Brain.
He may not know much, he may be guilty of gross generalisation & be lacking in civility and he may not possess any understanding of the mechanics of polite debate but....hmmm, I seem to have lost the thread of what I was saying.
regards, donald

ah

Donald, Let me remind you.... Its your turn to buy the next beer for us, chuckle.

Re: ah

With a Scotch chaser, Hank?
My pleasure.
donald

Re: Re: ah

Cheers Donald, This evening I just been sipping a 12 pack of the Miller CHILL beer ,Lemon and salt(Chelada Style). First few mouthfulls are good when out the fridge but it tastes crap when it warms a few degrees.
ont think it will stay on the market long.
Weak light beer.I go for import beers.

I tried and liked your Ossie Castlemain XXX. Fosters good when draft in keg. Helps teh paint dry quicker hah .
Have fun hank

PS Gues sits a repaint job tomorrow ...hic