Friday, 14 February 2014

Turkish Force

 Coming hot from Curt's painting challenge today I am showing the 20mm Turkish troops I have painted for my forthcoming Arab revolt game. All the figures are IT miniatures as with the Arabs. Obviously all being uniformed these were quicker to paint the whole 24 taking me just over a day if we include basing. All this means that the Arab Revolt game just needs some more terrain making which I will start today (weather permitting.... stop laughing!) You know I will show each step of the terrain making so look out for that in future blog posts.

Meanwhile back at these figures. Both of the officers have swords and holsters for pistols. This is perhaps a mistake on the sculptors part, but not a major one. While swords were used they were not generally taken into battle. Pistols were not issued but were commonly used generally being purchased commercially Needless to say this could lead to different ammunition calibres and types being used. Likewise the infantry would be equipped with different rifles in different units or on different fronts. This would have no tabletop implications and is just mentioned to highlight that at times the Ottoman Army of this period was not as well equipped as many of the WW1 Western front armies. 

This is nearly the whole range of IT Turkish troops and will allow me to fight some WW1 Skirmish battles other than the Arab revolt. Indeed I am talking and thinking about putting on a WW1 Palestine game on for the Rejects. At present I am just tweaking the rules .because  at the moment the rules I would use would make the game a little slow. The flip side is that it would make them play very tactically. Good Lord making wargamers think it's just wrong!

That's it for today. I am travelling to Posties Shed of war for a colonial game all day long on Saturday. Ray, Big Lee and Fran will not be present so I will be the only blogger there. Unless my camera plays up or I forget it there should be an AAR on Sunday. So until Sunday, take care and have fun and try not to get too cold or wet! All the best Clint.



24 comments:

  1. They're a real Turkish Delight, Clint!
    I'm sorry! I'll get my coat.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I think we all need a coat in this weather.

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  2. Nice looking Turks, Clint! You know I appreciate troops with multiple game uses! ;)

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    1. Thank you David, The Turks of this period have a number of oppositions. but a Palestine game is most definitely on the cards.

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  3. Very nice work sir, but now I want a kebab!

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    1. I was doing alright until you mentioned Kebabs.....

      Thank you Bob.... I think.

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  4. Clint
    Well done. I'm looking forward to seeing these lads on table.
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Thank you Peter. They should be on the table in 3 weeks or so! Gulp I had best get busy and get the terrain finished!

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  5. Good sized force there, great to see the mix of hats that immediately distinguish them as Turks, Officers Kalpaks, the occassional fez and their peakless helmets.
    Good luck with the game with Postie, Ray, Fran and Big Lee, what could possibly go wrong ?

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    1. Well Ray and Fran are working, Lee can't get a kitchen pass, So I will be the only blogger. That said it's colonial so it should be good. I must say I am looking forward to seeing some of the other rejects.

      I might have to do a few head swaps because fezzes are cool after all Dr Who said as much! Thank you Jo.

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    1. Saturday old chap. Told it will be John, Smiffy, Richard, Postie and myself only. Be nice to have you and Ray there as well.

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  7. Great looking Turks, Clint. Best, Dean

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  8. Fantastic looking lot of Turks mate.

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    1. I have to say I really enjoyed doing them. Thank you Carl.

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  9. Great looking force Clint. I shall look forward to seeing your terrain making posts.

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    1. Terrain making..... gulp.... Erhm... Thank you Simon.

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  10. It's coming along nicely. I do admire your perseverance on a single project.

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    1. Perseverance, me.... I'm more a crazy human pin ball bouncing from one thing to another. But I thank you anyway.

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  11. Oh, how I could miss those!
    Great work as usual, Clint! 24 in a day! Do you ever sleep? :D

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    1. I am tempted to say it was done with mirrors! I dislike batch painting, but it is the fastest way to paint figures in uniform. And I just had a whole day where no one needed anything and I was in the mood.

      Thank you Mathyo0

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