Saturday 13 January 2024

Albanian Infantry

Made up of predominantly Albanians and Circassians the Bashi-Bazouks were a volunteer force in the Ottoman army. Known for their brutality they lived largely off the land. Unpaid they lived off loot. 

I'm not certain that the Bashi-Bazouks served in the Egyptian Campsign, but they are a hard unit to resist.  



These figures come from the Perry Sudan War range.







16 comments:

  1. Nice work Mark - they look suitably disreputable!

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    1. Thanks mate...yes they do look the part don't they?

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  2. Dirty,dangerous , real villians.. great job on the castings.

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  3. Really nice sculpts and paint job, with a nice mix of colours too. They certainly look like a bunch of ne-er-do-wells!

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    1. Thanks Steve...not the chaps you would want to meet on the way home from the pub.

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  4. I painted some years back in the old Ral Partha colonial range. Lots more animations here.

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  5. A villainous mob for sure Mark…
    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly. They are nice sets these figures..

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  6. Soooo…..thugs? These guys are basically thugs. šŸ˜€
    Nice painting as usual.

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    1. Some might say that,, but they are very good to their mothers...that Bujar, in the second rank, got a nice ring for his mum on his last trip to Bulgaria...šŸ˜€

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  7. They certainly look the part. Lovely work Mark. I remember doing a unit of these in 15mm in the 80s. Peter Laing figures. Not quite as detailed as these.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence. Peter Laing...that takes me back.

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