woensdag 29 oktober 2014

Great Northern War – the Moldavian

For the upcoming Russian vs Ottoman Turk match I decided to cobble a Moldavian command consisting of light horse and loose order infantry from my box of extras, these are mostly Pandour infantry and Cossack cavalry.  

Photo 1 is before the transformation and 2 the after. Amazing what you can do with some body putty; plumage, cloaks and fur caps and anything else that will give them the part.   

Photo 1

Photo 2

As the Humberside list for the Moldavian ends with the 30 years’ war, an appropriate list will have to be created. .

52a Moldavian, 1550-1648.
1x3Cv, 2x2LH, 1x2LH or Art, 2xWWg or 1x4Pi+1x3Kn, 1x4Pk, 1x4Sh, 1x3Bw/2Ps, 1x3Sh/2Ps, 2x3Aux.

Making an army list post-1648 we have to keep in mind both Moldavia and Wallachia were part of the Ottoman Empire. Moldavia rebelled in time to assist Peter the Great and would likely be able to field the bare essentials.

Armoured cavalry were on the decline among the Ottomans and the Kn would most likely not survive into the 18th century and I have doubts about WWg operating on the battlefield opposed by Ottoman gunners. Archers are most likely replaced by infantry with firearms. Ratio of mounted to foot would remain about the same, so a tentative list might look as such:

Moldavian/Wallachian (suggested for 1710)
1x2LH or Art,

2x3Aux or 3Dr.


4 opmerkingen:

Phil zei

Nice job, great looking troops!

Timurilank zei

Thanks PHil,

I should have photos of their complete transformation tomorrow.


Archduke Piccolo zei

An interesting and creative posting upon an obscure topic. Well done! I do like the pictures and the simple means to achieve a whole new army.

Timurilank zei

Archduke Piccolo,
Thank you for your praise.

Each of us involved in this hobby have doorways that open to our favorite playing fields, whether it be painting of, playing with or researching an army. The latter, I find the most rewarding.

Glad you like it.

Tomorrow, photos of the command and Friday, their first battle.