Another batch of Ottoman Turkish Eyalet Infantry by Red Box. The last bunch were armed with muskets. This group wield edged weapons; halberds and scimitars.
These are the five edged weapons in the set which just leaves me the ‘command’ group so far not attempted.
A quick glance at the individual figures:
I’ve added some basic decoration to some of the shields:
The same kind of basing idea allows them to fit nicely with my last cohort of musketeers.
The Ottomania project allows me to simply add a little more whenever I fancy and the army is growing slowly but steadily over time. With these irregular troops my Ottomania infantry arm is really starting to expand.
The Eyalets were basically administrative units of the Ottoman empire and there were as many as 42, with new ones established or founded and old ones being discarded at various times over the centuries. There was an order of precedence for these provinces;
“At official functions, the order of precedence was Egypt, Baghdad, Abyssinia, Buda, Anatolia, “Mera’ish”, and the Capitan Pasha in Asia and Buda, Egypt, Abyssinia, Baghdad, and Rumelia in Europe, with the remainder arranged according to the chronological order of their conquest.”
The list below gives an indication to the huge extent of the empire and the range of peoples, traditions and cultures which it spanned. I suppose, I could even nominate a specific eyalet for each of my two groups to differentiate them.
|Habesh Eyalet (Abyssinia)|
|Budin Eyalet (Buda)|
|Kefe Eyalet (Theodosia)|
|Eyalet of Sivas|
|Trebizond Eyalet, Lazistan|
|Tripoli Eyalet (Tripoli-in-the-East)|
|Tripolitania Eyalet (Tripoli-in-the-West)|