Sunday, March 6, 2016

Egyptian Artillery



The whole damn battery

Inspired by Bob's Turkish artillery, I got myself a box of Strelets Turkish artillery.  These figures are for the Russo-Turkish war of 1877, but they'll do very well for Turkish artillery in the Crimea and Egyptian gunners in the 1880s. 




There's a very officious looking officer type with binoculars. 




An 1873 Krupp gun. 

This gun is suitable for Egypt in the 1880s, though I'm going to have to scare up another one from somewhere.  These boys will be issued British guns for the Crimea, but for later service I'll need another. I have had a look at Irregulars Really Useful Guns, but there doesn't appear to be anything suitable. 



As plastic soldier review points out these fellas with ram rods are not really required for the 1873 gun that comes in the set, but will do very well for the smooth bores used in the Crimea. 




Having painted these, I've come to the conclusion that blue isn't that much more difficult to paint than white, so I may use the rest of the blue spray I used on these chaps to undercoat some Turkish infantry in blue coats. 


The whole battery from the side 

Du Gourmand and I played a Tel el Kebir scenario recently, based the modifications in Mike Dippel's Kassassin scenario.  Not to shabby though I say so myself, though it does need further playtesting. These chaps will be seeing action there again. 








14 comments:

  1. Turks/Egyptians are flooding in from all parts!

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    1. And not a polish lancer to stop them Jonathan. Whatever next?

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  2. Excellant looking battery, 1/72nd guns are a problem to source unfortunately Irregular seem to sell them with crew, Tony

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    1. Ian tells me that he is willing to sell them separately, but thank you for the tip.

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  3. Splendid uniform and great job!

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    1. Fezzes are cool. And thank you for noticing.

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  5. You can't beat a gunner in a fez, these look good and a nice big range of time you can use them.
    Best Iain

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  6. They are very fine, nice job. If i might make a suggestion, it would really bring them to life if you gave them just a very light spray of brown. I think I read this on TMP or somewhere.

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  7. These look really good, told you blue uniforms look better !!
    for guns check out the listing i sent you the other day plus see Hagen Miniatures site for more Turkish guns & gunners
    cheers Old John

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