- 18/10/2017 at 11:54 #74222
Another fun game with these great rules from Osprey. Full AAR and pictures of a dawn attack by the Ottoman Turks on the blog http://grahamsgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/an-eastern-pikemans-lament.html18/10/2017 at 12:02 #74223
That all worked for me Graham, great game. It also reminded me that I have a load of painted OG Turks lying around and doing nothing too.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/18/10/2017 at 14:31 #7423818/10/2017 at 14:36 #74239Autodidact-O-SaurusParticipant
oooo… shiney! In every sense of the word. Nicely done.
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/19/10/2017 at 07:15 #74321
Please post more AAR’s if you can.19/10/2017 at 22:45 #74395
Just bought Pikeman’s Lament today and I have a painted 15mm Ottoman DBM/R army. What kind of Ottoman list did you use?04/11/2017 at 23:50 #75611
Bump.05/11/2017 at 12:32 #75632
You could make Janissaries veteran shot but with no close order capability. Or even Folorn Hope. Arnauts commanded shot. Iarlars clansmen. Foot Azabs clubmen. Spahis of the Porte aggressive gallopers, feudal Spahis inferior ones. Tatars and mounted Azabs trotters and inferior trotters.
I have a bunch of under employed Turks too let us know how you get on and the catergories you decide on.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/05/11/2017 at 17:09 #75658
Thanks, I’ll have to do some rebasing but that all sounds good.05/11/2017 at 18:02 #75663
Sorry I’ve only just seem your question.
For this game I used these:
Janissaries – Forlorn Hope
Sipahis of the Porte – Gallopers
Feudal Sipahis – Trotters
Tartars – Veteran Dragoons
Infantry – Shot
Balkan foot – Commanded Shot05/11/2017 at 19:28 #75672
I like the idea of the Tatars as Dragoons, maybe the mounted Azabs too, but inferior ones.
I think I’ll be re-basing too.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/06/11/2017 at 02:00 #75684
Would the Ottomans have any Pike? and if so how would you rate them?06/11/2017 at 10:46 #75708
No, they didn’t, but Essex make them. Ordinary Pike I suppose or even Raw.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/06/11/2017 at 14:05 #75729Guy FarrishParticipant
This one pops up every now and again – Wikipedia quotes some being sent to fight the Portuguese in Ethiopia but with no reference for source.
Everyone else (bar Essex) says they didn’t use them.
Not a Turkish speaker and I haven’t hunted other sources very hard, so I couldn’t swear to it, but I’ve not found any mention of them.
As OB says, if you use them, make them as bad as possible!07/11/2017 at 09:27 #75799
Dan and Michael published some suggested lists here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4-XYuMCUjfESkRUbVhfRWxkc0E/view08/11/2017 at 01:00 #75839
Graham Harrison, thank you very much for this link!12/11/2017 at 02:32 #76062
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