We agreed on approx 70 figures per side my Turks are slightly smaller at 8 figures per section which should make them slightly brittle when compared to the more westernised units at 10 figures per section.
First up a chance to test the Ottoman's against the old enemy Russia.
An early success for the Turks they spotted two Russian Sections on the tree line separated from the main Russian body that I suspected were holed up in the town and the large compand to the left.
I got carried away, I think it must have been the varnish or the primer of the unpainted united drafted in to bolster Turkish numbers.
I charged the Mamelukes and Ottoman Cavalry into the Russian Formation holding the ridge line, the modifiers for light cover made it tough going for the Turks and they bounced off having made little impact on the Russians.
I received a number of Cavalry the shock was light. The Turkish Cavalry headed 24" to the rear to regroup.
If I could get my swordsmen in to the tree line perhaps I could roll up the flank whilst the Cavalry had another crack at the Russian Infantry before the troops from the Town formed up?
My Musket unit was now engaged with the Russian's advancing from the town, but were out gunned and out flanked, in the last throw of the dice they ditched their muskets and closed for hand to hand only for half the unit to stall.