Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Bashi Bazouks

A bit over two months later than planned, here they are. I've decided to try an experiment with the basing as I've always felt that two figures on a base looked wrong for irregular light cavalry and one looked insufficient. Putting three on a double sized base would mean difficulties forming a march column.



So each unit has a pair each of double and single bases. If it doesn't work out then I still have two units, plus a collection of scouts to dot around the battlefield.



Although Strelets sells the Bashi-Bazouks for the Russo-Turkish war of 1877 they look sufficiently generic to use up to 200 years earlier and they'll certainly fight with with my Siege of Vienna 1683 Ottomans, Egyptians Mamelukes, etc.

7 comments:

abdul666 said...

Indeed they would fit any period between 1650 and 1860 -maybe with a higher ('less abysmal') status in earlier period?

Ray Rousell said...

Very nice painting, a good ideas too, its nice to see irregular units looking irregular.

A J said...

A good idea for basing requirements. I toyed with the idea of collecting an Ottoman army for the very reason of its versatility, in that it can be used virtually unchanged across such a long period of time.

Mike said...

Good looking figures. Your basing solution is nice. Isn't it convenient to paint figs and be able to use them for multiple periods.

Willie Anderson said...

Great looking figures well done!

Rodger said...

Really nice work.

The Angry Lurker said...

A lot of damn nice figures though.