- Redcoats and Sepoys - Zulu Wars and Khyber Pass, ESCI
- Gatling Guns and crews, HaT
- Mountain guns - modified Napoleonic artillery - Airfix carriage and trail, ESCI wheels, modified Airfix ACW artillery gun barrel.
- Mounted Turkowaz - Mamelukes, HaT
- Turkowaz artillery - Souvenir piece from the Tower of London, the crew is just on of my Bashi-Bazouk command stands.
- Bashi-Bazouks, Strelets-R
|Foot Bashi-Bazouks from Strelets-R. Still work needed|
on them, but they look promising.
Rather than using my Azuria (French Foreign Legion) figures as Turkowaz, I'm looking for something more closely resembling Turks of the 1870s. Strelets-R provides just the thing: 1877 Russo-Turkish War Turks. Unfortunately finding figures available is not proving easy. I think I was lucky to get the foot Bashi-Bazouks. I just need one box each of Regular Turkish foot and horse, mounted Bashi-Bazouks and the Turkish Artillery (with Krupp guns). And there would be my army. Who would do a one-box run?
Although the Plastic Soldier review is not exactly fulsome in praise of the Strelets-R figures, I'm rather taken with them. They paint up nicely, and, if the details are a little exaggerated, that goes to clarity of detail, and to the character of the figures. In 'character', Strelets-R takes rather after Airfix, but in my view the Streletz figures - what I've seen of them so far - are better quality.
|In the distance, some Mamelukes that masqueraded|
as Turkowaz horse in recent battles.