Ottoman Turk Janissary Charging

Price: $69.95


First Legion

The Ottoman Empire was founded in the 13th century in what is modern day Turkey and would become a major world power and multilingual and multinational empire over the next several centuries. Crossing into Europe under Mehmed into the Balkans, the Ottomans conquered Constantinople and put an end to the Byzantine Empire. At the height of it's power under Suleiman the Magnificent, the Empire controlled large parts of Europe, Asia and Africa by the 17th century.
This once great Empire was finally brought down during WWI. First Legion has created some 13 different figures as their initial release of the Ottoman Turks and they are the perfect opponent to both the Renaissance Landsknechts and the Polish Winged Hussars as the figures can be used across a wide period of the Empire. With both heavily armored warriors and several "Janissaries", which were the household troops of the Emperor, interesting and varied displays can be created particularly focused on the sieges of Vienna.