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    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    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. 

    Anatolia map

    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.

     

     

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    #109253
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    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.

    Kherolugh

    As seen in this illustration, province of Bolu covered with mountains and forests. Perfect for guerilla tactics

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    #109254
    Mike
    Mike
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    You are doing this in 15mm?

    #109258
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    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

    1-Characters

    bolu beyi

    Blacksmith

    companions

    companions2

    companions3

    companions4

    companions

     

     

    2-Animals

    here some examples from irregular miniatures

    animals

    animals2

     

     

    3-Buildings

    4-Terrain

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    #109265
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
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    I approve of this!

    😀

    #109360
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Super awesome.

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    #109362
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    Super awesome.

    Thank you, happy to see you here 🙂

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    #109364
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    Here some terrain examples from the region. top two photos houses from “Rize” but I believe they can be used in “Bolu” region.

     

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    #109448
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    Updated cast!

    cast

    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.

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    #109457

    Stephen Madjanovich
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    Very cool and I like learning about other areas of the world.

    #109485

    Thomaston
    Participant

    Very cool.

    Tired is enough.

    #109736

    greg954
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    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?

    #109738
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    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.

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    #109740
    Patrice
    Patrice
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    Fascinating!

    Thanks for sharing.

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    #109745
    vtsaogames
    vtsaogames
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    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.

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    #109758
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
    Ali Dogan Sayiner
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    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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