Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bashi Bazouks .


Coming to the end of my Crimean splurge and the last up are some Strelets Bashi Bazouks.


Mounted them two to a base rather than the more usual three to portray their light cavalry skirmish role and to accommodate the wilder figure poses .


The British recruited a lot of these to boost their numbers of cavalry - with mixed success , being called Beatson's Horse after their commander (will have to paint a suitable figure for him) . Having made inroads to the Crimean plastic mountain I'm back to painting 28mm lead now .



9 comments:

  1. Strelets can do some very nice figures

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  2. Turkish delight!
    Another cracking job, Tony!
    WM

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    1. Historically the were poor performers,but that makes them more interesting on the tabletop

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  3. Well done, a colorful and beautiful cavalry...impressive!

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    1. Could go to town on the colour scheme with these

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  4. Some rum looking characters there Tony.

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    1. Yes I think they were more of a problem for their own side than the enemy , Tony

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