Like all the other figures that I've finished (and safely stored away) they still require varnishing and I have the spray varnish ready and waiting for when I finish the remaining figures I have for my Sudan project.
Finding information about these lancers was pretty difficult and I don't think it was my google-fu letting me down either. All the information came from a single, well illustrated, site on the Ottoman armies.
The figures are all OG and are a peculiar mix of iniform styles, probably relating to the many uniform changes over the last twenty or so years of the nineteenth century. There were many lancer units with varitions on the pennant (though all have a red upper half afaik).
They're based singly for "The sword and the Flame" rule set (now coming up to its third edition in a special 40th Anniversary edition), which is like rules Marmite, (I like the former and hate the latter - just in case anyone is interested [ They're nor- Ed.])
As Imperial troops they have an Officer and a NCO plus 10 lancers, whilst 'native' forces generally have a single Officer/Leader and eleven rank and file.
|I'm happy how they've turned out, despite my newly aquired ahsking hands!
|In double ranks for the photo, though normally they'll fight in a single rank
|The rear view for those that like this sort of thing
|Another random view (padding - Ed.)
In other news, I missed a clinic appointment by ten minutes, so it's been delayed until next month (insert sad emoticon here) to join yet another hospital visit. Looking on the brighter side, I have made a lot of progress on my Egyptian infanry, all of whom should be completed in time to be the subject of next week's blog post (insert Smiley face here).
The above was the good news, the bad news was that I lost my camera last week (Wednesday to be exact) and I've had to resurrect my old camera (a task that took a big chunk of time Sunday and today) - finding it, finding a Sim card (with space), charging its batteries and remembering how to work it and download the photos !. The saddest part of this affair was the loss of the photo's of my friend's expedition into Jimland, though I'll recreate a few.
Finally a big thank you to those five invididuals that commented on my post last week, it was the lowest number of comments I've ever had on a post iirc and although I tend not to take much interest in blog numbers (followers, posts, comments etc.) it was noticeable.
Once more, that's it for this week, thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully there was something here of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and truly appreciated.
Footnote: I really, really miss blogger's spell-checker !