The first few of this project, starting with the Ottomans. Figures are Zvezda, the box contains 43 of them. Done in a few sessions between exams as a sort of relaxing time.
Janissaries were the core of the Ottoman army. Basically they were kidnapped Christian children (as a sort of special 'tax' from conquered territories) trained to be soldiers until coming of age and joining the conquest. At Varna and Mohács, the Hungarian attack was broken by them (and the massive artillery batteries).
I painted this lot to be colourful, light colors everywhere. The finishing shade is glossy at some places, thanks to the Humbrol paint which was the only available and thus I had to add it to the mix. I'm starting to run low on sand (weather is too wet to collect more) so the bases are made differently this time.
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The command figs look good too. The three musketeers in stationary pose are used as bodyguard.
Archers deployed as skirmishers.
The centre unit is useful in melee. Sadly the set does not have any pike.
Bird's eye view.