Tuesday, 14 March 2023

One More Army which maybe the Last

Over the winter I have been 'toying' with the idea of a Tatar Army. Watching the film 'With Fire and Sword' certainly fuels the imagination. I did make a Taras Bulba vignette many years ago so the interest must have been bubbling back then.
You can see some wonderful scenes from the film on YouTube.

With my Eastern buildings and churches looking good from photos forwarded by the model-maker and speaking to Mr H. on Sunday who is also in discussions with another model-maker regarding Eastern buildings, I think my summer project will be to make some 17th century style Tatars in miniature. 

Currently I have a 36 figure horde of mounted Tatars plus a few foot figures. Not enough to do much with other than be an ally of another super power.

I am sure a 17th century Tatar dressed the same in the 18th century. I am not sure that they would have had as many foot troops but.....I have never been restricted by historical timelines.

I now need to start scribbling some notes on what figures are needed and how many masters are needed. 

Will this mean the 'resurrection of the Polish Winged Hussars' ?????


Friday, 3 February 2023

Awaiting Orders

These Russian cavalry have been posted ahead of the main army. Have they seen any Ottomans?


Sunday, 29 January 2023

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Archived Ottoman Photos 1

These photos were taken from 2017 on wards.........Happier times.


Saturday, 31 December 2022

Frederick awaits

news from Prince Henry. 

Surely Dresden is now under Prussian control ............


ps. Happy New Year to All readers of the AMG Blog

Saturday, 19 November 2022

Down the Line

I do like to take photos of my marching figures from the side. I think this particular marching pose looks best for such photographs.... right leg forward.