So let's take a look:
|A selection of Sipihis, lancer cavalry in the service of local governors or Pashas.|
Some can be really wretched. (Minifigs, some ancient)
|More provincial Sipihis.|
|A nicer group of Guard Sipihis, servant of the Sultan. (Essex minis)|
|Sipihis of the Porte... Regular cavalry, more or less. (Minifigs and Falcon)|
|A Guard Sipihi unit (Old Glory) I have a similar unit armed with swords, but I|
can't find them just now. They could also be Mamelukes.
|Lance-armed Sipihis of the Porte (Minifigs)|
|Turkoman Horse Archers... Why not? (unknown figure range)|
These would be volunteer cavalry serving for plunder and might be called
"Yoruks", "Djellis" ("Scouts"?), or even "Bashi-Bazooks"("Crazy Heads")
|Circassian irregular lancers (Minifigs Crimean War range)|
More volunteer plunderers.
|Szeklers... I don't know what it means. The figures are from some|
Renaissance range and they act like Cossacks.
|European Djellis from Falcon Miniatures.|
Great at raiding, crappy at fighting toe-to-toe.
|Other Djellis with lances (Essex)|
|Janissaries! The rules rate them as 'elite', but everything I've read about them rate them as arrogant, self-important scum.|
On my table, they'll be 2nd rate at best. (AB miniatures - they are choice!)
|More Janissaries, this time by Essex.|
|More Sekhans - Old Glory this time; New Order Army figures painted in odd|
colours. With Ottomans almost any colour is right.
"Uniforms? Ha! It is to laugh!"
|More Sekhans - cause you need a ton of these mostly 2nd rate troops.|
(Minifigs Renaissance and ACW, Essex ACW Zouaves in front)
|Even more Sekhans - unknown ACW Zouaves in front, a cobbled-|
together unit of Minifigs and Old Glory in back.
|One of the Nizam units up close (Old Glory)|
|Skirmishers, perhaps Rayas or armed peasants. They'd be attached to a|
more "regular" unit, possibly one of the Janissary regiments (or ortas.)
|Heavy artillery (Minifigs Mogul range) Probably too much skin being|
seen here for a Muslim unit, but I liked the figures. Ottoman gunners were
fairly good, and at one time, cast their cannon on site!
|Some more modern medium artillery. These Old Glory Cossack gunners|
portray the Topiji artillery of the time, using more Western cannon.
|A mass of fellahin or peasants without a firearm among them. They need to|
be re-based, but I imagine the units to be HUGE with absolutely abysmal morale.
There's more Turks hiding in the garage somewhere and I may never find them. I love the weirdness and medieval feel of the army and the mixed bag of contemporary troops along side feudal cavalry and mercenaries from everywhere.
How about we do Swedes next time?