Inspired by the latest Borgias series,and the Warlord Games Pike and Shotte rules,its time for me to start a new wargames period. The army of Cesare Borgia and hopefully some opponents. All in glorious 28mm.
Aut Cesar, Aut Nihil, Wargaming the Borgias.
Saturday, 7 February 2015
My Turkish Light Cavalry.
My rebasing of the Ottoman Turkish Army has finally started to gather some pace.I have now completed the light squadrons of the army, but have realised that I will need more.Wargamers are a strange bunch really. We buy and build up what should be a suitable sized army, then want more. In the case of the Ottoman Turks I think it is justifiable, as their armies did consist of very large amounts of unpaid marauding light cavalry who were used as fodder for their opponents. Witness the Battle of Mohacs, where the poor Hungarians believed they had actually won the battle after chasing the Turkish light cavalry all over the battlefield, only to be then confronted by the REAL Turkish army, of Jannisaries and Spahis of the Porte.
So I have set myself another target, and that is to double the number of light cavalry in order to confound my opponents.
All figures are from the late collection of John Reidy, and have clearly stood the test of time, and in my eyes are the bollocks.