Sunday, 7 August 2016

OLD SCHOOL OTTOMAN ARMY PART 3

Feudal Sipahis
These were the main fighting arm of the cavalry, known as the Timarli Sipahi. They were fief-holders, owing military service in exchange for land, in the same manner as the European knight. They served as armoured cavalry, accompanied by similarly equipped retainers. The larger the land holding, the more retainers a Sipahis was expected to provide.In the classic Ottoman deployment the Sipahis formed the two flanks, with the Timari Sipahis  deployed forward with the Sipahis of the Porte in reserve.

Before the process started.


After a grey wash and varnish.


The finished article.







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