16/02/2019 at 11:48 #109249
While everywhere is full of Western characters and stories, I would like to tell you about a man from heart of the Anatolia a prosperous land between Europe and Asia and Africa.
Our story take place in 16th century. Kherolugh is our hero( Originally Köroğlu; Son of the blind man)
here some info from wikiedia:
Koroglu (Turkish: Köroğlu, Azerbaijani: Koroglu, Uzbek: Goʻroʻgʻli) is a semi-mystical hero and bard among the Turkic people which thought lived in XVI. century. The name of “Köroğlu” means “the son of the blind”, “the son of ember” or “the son of the clay” (the clay refers the death) in Turkic languages. His real name was Rushen Ali in Turkish or Rövshan in Azerbaijani.
Köroglu Legend in Turkey
He is known with his epic poems during the Jelali revolts as a rebel whose father blinded by the landowner of Bolu, Bolu Beyi. According to the Turkish legend, Bolu Beyi asked Köroğlu’s father a horse and he thinks that the horse is not good enough for him and he punished Köroğlu’s father.
Core story take place around “BOLU”
The city was known under Byzantine rule as Hadrianopolis (like many other; not to be confused with Hadrianopolis in Honoriade, also Constanti(n)a, now Viranşehir). Turkmens migrating west settled the city in the 11th century and it was referred to as Boli, Turkicized short for the Greek Polis ‘city’. It was recaptured by Byzantines in 1097 but was conquered by the Great Seljuk Sultanate of Rum in 1197.
In 1325, the town was conquered by the Ottoman Empire, becoming known under the present Turkish name (sometimes called Bolou or Boli). It was also ruled by Candaroğlu between 1402 and 1423. It became the chief town of a sanjak in the vilayet (province) of Kastamonu and had a population of 10,000 inhabitants.
Real name of our hero is Rushen Ali, he took his name” Kherolugh” ( Son of the blind man) after Governor of Bolu Beg(Governor) ordered his father blinded.
He is known with his epic poems during the Jelali revolts as a rebel whose father blinded by the landowner of Bolu, Bolu Beyi. According to the Turkish legend, Bolu Beyi asked Kherolugh’s father a horse and he thinks that the horse is not good enough for him and he punished Köroğlu’s father.16/02/2019 at 12:06 #109253
Kherolugh (Koroglu) mostly described as a tall and handsome man on a horse with a “saz” (Türkish instrument) and ofcourse with a sword or a spear.
listen “Bolu bey’i” traditional song
The reason I try to give you detailed information this is entirely different from the Western style of Fantasy or Historical universe.
As seen in this illustration, province of Bolu covered with mountains and forests. Perfect for guerilla tactics16/02/2019 at 12:11 #109254MikeKeymaster16/02/2019 at 12:18 #109258
You are doing this in 15mm?
My plan is creating the universe in 15mm. Yes using various models from different miniatures companies.
Possible Required Miniatures
here some examples from irregular miniatures
4-Terrain16/02/2019 at 12:54 #109265Angel BarracksModerator16/02/2019 at 21:32 #109360Ivan SorensenParticipant
Super awesome.16/02/2019 at 21:42 #10936216/02/2019 at 22:03 #109364
Here some terrain examples from the region. top two photos houses from “Rize” but I believe they can be used in “Bolu” region.18/02/2019 at 20:09 #109448
Now I will be doing some comments.
Alternative Armies is a good resource to buy single figures for reasonable prices. Sculptings designed for warbands or larger armies they only have one pose but this is not a problem for my project because one of them will be enough.
Crom’s Anvil’s miniatures full of character because they’re specially designed for this. Offers good foot soldiers in small packs with a variant. And some interesting characters like “blacksmith” and a “sorcerer” but I will use him as adviser of Bolu’s Governer.
Mirliton has quite nice miniatures.
I’m happy that I found villager miniatures for my project in 15mm skirmish suppies.
and farm animals will be great from minibits.19/02/2019 at 00:39 #109457madmanParticipant
Very cool and I like learning about other areas of the world.19/02/2019 at 13:51 #109485Deleted UserMember
Very cool.23/02/2019 at 12:35 #109736greg954Participant
Am I correct in saying that you got the story together first then the minitures to fit in with the story? Or was it minitures first then sort the story around the minitures?23/02/2019 at 12:53 #109738
Am I correct in saying that you got the story together first then the minitures to fit in with the story? Or was it minitures first then sort the story around the minitures?
Greg, This story is a Anatolian folk story happened around 1500s. I knew the story for ages but never think it can be a good scenario for a game world.
So I’ve started to look miniatures which can be suitable for the story.23/02/2019 at 15:22 #109740PatriceParticipant
Thanks for sharing.
https://www.anargader.net/23/02/2019 at 16:33 #109745vtsaogamesParticipant
Is this the city now know as Safranbolu? I visited it it 2012, a lovely place.
You cannot go wrong with Mirliton figures. Please keep posting as your project continues.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood23/02/2019 at 18:53 #109758
Is this the city now know as Safranbolu? I visited it it 2012, a lovely place. You cannot go wrong with Mirliton figures. Please keep posting as your project continues.
Yup Safranbolu inside Bolu province.
Each month I will visit one miniature manufacturer. I can’t do all at once 🙂
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