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Catalan Turkomans

Post by peterrjohnston » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:18 pm

Will they have a Bow/Sword Cv option or just LH? About to order some of Mirliton's new Turkopoles and I'd need a few more for Cv...

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Post by nikgaukroger » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:56 pm

Cv option available :D

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Post by rbodleyscott » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:05 pm

Pretty much all nomad "light cavalry" get a free choice of fielding each BG as any one of the following:

a) LH, unprotected, bow, sword
b) Cv, unprotected, bow, sword
c) Cv, protected, bow, sword

(They don't all have to be the same).


The best equipped ones are usually
Cv, armoured, bow, sword
but don't expect any of those amongst the Catalan Company's turcomans.

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Post by peterrjohnston » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:07 am

Thanks. To tell you the truth I was hoping for a no - now I have to buy and paint more! :D

Mirliton will be happier though.

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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:47 am

I know that feeling - I need yet more Outpost Turkmen for the same reason :lol:

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Post by peterrjohnston » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:00 am

nikgaukroger wrote:I know that feeling - I need yet more Outpost Turkmen for the same reason :lol:
Ah, I'd forgotten about them. Would the Turkomen the Crusades Islamic range work for the Catalans as well (same period)? Nice to have some variety, and Mirliton and Outpost are about the same size. The new Mirliton figures are here:

http://www.mirliton.it/product_info.php ... ing-horses

http://www.mirliton.it/product_info.php ... ing-horses


FoG has inspired me to start painting armies again, and after some thought I decided to do the Catalans properly. I suspect they'll play reasonably in FoG, unlike DBM where out of period, they were rather weak, especially facing cavalry armies.

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Post by rbodleyscott » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:45 am

peterrjohnston wrote:FoG has inspired me to start painting armies again, and after some thought I decided to do the Catalans properly. I suspect they'll play reasonably in FoG, unlike DBM where out of period, they were rather weak, especially facing cavalry armies.
Yes, the FOG list looks pretty handy to me.

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Post by peterrjohnston » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:20 am

rbodleyscott wrote: Yes, the FOG list looks pretty handy to me.
And as the book is due out in September, timing painting-wise should be about spot-on.

I can take a reasonable stab at what's in it as well :)

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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:48 am

peterrjohnston wrote:
Ah, I'd forgotten about them. Would the Turkomen the Crusades Islamic range work for the Catalans as well (same period)? Nice to have some variety, and Mirliton and Outpost are about the same size. The new Mirliton figures are here:

http://www.mirliton.it/product_info.php ... ing-horses

http://www.mirliton.it/product_info.php ... ing-horses
Well the Outpost figures would do as "wild" Turks but are quite different from the turcopoles you link to so I wouldn't mix them :shock:

If you want Turks the Outpost are good if you want Turcopoles go with the Mirliton. Of course you could have BGs of each 8)

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Post by peterrjohnston » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:39 pm

nikgaukroger wrote: Well the Outpost figures would do as "wild" Turks but are quite different from the turcopoles you link to so I wouldn't mix them :shock:
I always though Turcopoles were just a bunch of mercenaries of various origins, not specifically Turks. Am I wrong?

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Post by nikgaukroger » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:04 pm

Sounds about right - I think at some time they also included mixed race (Turkish/other) warriors.

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