Saturday, 8 February 2014

Turcopoles - Strelets.

Or "turcoples", "turcopoli" or "turcopoliers".
As noted at PSR, the set lacks any Lance carrying bods but I plan on adding some using bods from the Mounted Crusaders in Oriental Dress and Military Order Sergeants sets.
A common error, not just by strelets but a few manufacturers, the arrow is laid on the wrong side of the bow stave. In a lot of cases this can be corrected but with these it proved impossible. I´ll most probably get the set again and convert some into mounted crossbowmen.
One or two of the nags from the set I swopped with nags from other sets..this one (below) is from the Roman Cavalry on the March set.
The Standard. On the box art it Shows a Dragon type of Standard but seeing as they would have been part of a crusader army and attached to a Military order, they would more than likely carried a cross or whatever. I didn´t want to Limit them to one order or other, after a bit of searching I found THIS on the Dansk Figursspilsforening site.  It´s a flag from a Danish Family called Vingad Pil. It suggests, with the wings, mounted archers. All I´ve done is add the swallow tails.
The Standard bearer is from the Military order Sergeants set.

16 comments:

  1. That's a nice looking cavalry!

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  2. Splendid. Just ordered some more Turcopoles for my Crusaders as Netmerchants are having a closing sale was 75% discount, now 50% if you use the code "discount"

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  3. Superb figures! The sculptures are excellent as your brushwork. Best, Dean

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  4. Great stuff Paul.

    Cheers,
    Darrell.

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  5. Lovely stuff Paul. The variation and colour in the horse furniture really makes them pop.

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  6. always good ...

    I don't see on the pictures that the arrows are on the wrong side of the bows!
    and you're right about this fact I've noticed too.
    The bow-strings are a good addition .

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  7. Im constantly amazed at the quality of your brushwork. I think the Strelets figures cop a lot of bad press for their scuplts but your paintwork should silence all critics.

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  8. Nice and crisp, bowstrings look great btw!

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  9. Hola
    MAGNIFICO trabajo

    un saludo

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  10. They turned out really well Paul.

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  11. I agree with Killshot, each of those horses is a work of art.
    Bravo.
    MP

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  12. Amazing figurines. I did not know them. Horses are beautiful!

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  13. Great painted cavalry! Good mix of colours BTW!

    Greetings
    Peter

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