Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mameluks Cavalry Force within Sharp Practice.

With the first outing of the new look Egyptian project tonight and after completing the French Legere time to switch back to more Ottoman's.

The Mameluks were originally slaves who came to rule Egypt for themselves, they were renowened horsemen each riding an Arabian stallion, their tactics were to charge in at the gallop discharging their carbines and numerous pistols before finally slashing with the Scimitar....


Following up to the rear of the Mamelukes was a number of foot servants at arms, there role was to mop up after the charge and collect the discarded firearms before finishing off any survivors.


The core of the cavalry were painted a few years ago but a quick reorganisation and some newer releases from Brigade Games mean't that they were in need of a slight make over.
I have added in 4 further mounted figures to bring them up to a more rounded cavalry force.


I am a little light on the core cavalry as the unit should be made up of 8 figures for the Mameluks, but will consider back filling still further in the coming months for now it will be 6 figures on the table but will fight as 8.


The core make up for Sharp Practice is as follows together with the supporting stats.

Leader Status III

Leader Status I
Three groups of Impact Cavalry.
Leader Status I
One group of Scouting Cavalry
Leader Status I
One group of Wallahs with Big Choppers.


53 Points
 
Mameluke Cavalry
Type
Impact Cavalry
Points Value
9
Weapon
Carbine and Sabre
Size
8
Formation
First
Fire
Controlled Volley
Crashing Volley
Step
Out
Drill
Characteristics
Always
Yes
No
-
2
2
Tally Ho, Sam Colts Equalizers.
Scouting Cavalry - Bedouin
Type
Scouting Cavalry
Points Value
4
Weapon
Lance
Size
8
Formation
First
Fire
Controlled Volley
Crashing Volley
Step
Out
Drill
Characteristics
No
Yes
No
-
2
-
Tally Ho, Moveable DP, Prominent Leader
Servant Men at Arms
Type
Wallahs
Points Value
4
Weapon
Big Choppers
Size
12
Formation
First
Fire
Controlled Volley
Crashing Volley
Step
Out
Drill
Characteristics
No
No
No
-
1
-
Prominent Leader, Tactical, Moveable DP.

13 comments:

  1. That all looks brilliant. I wouldn't mind controlling that force myself. I'd need to learn how to command a cavalry force first, mind. But that would be half the fun.

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    1. Me to Roy, my opponent tonight is new to SP so lets see who he handles the French and how they feed these guys off :-)
      AAR to follow shortly.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  2. Be great to see how these do tonight!

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  3. Looking good Stu that's a nice colourful unit 😉.
    Regards Gav .

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    1. Cheers Gav, hope to catch up soon once we shed the Winter.
      Cheers
      Stu

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    1. Thanks Michael I am hoping that striking colours alone will put the French to flight... :-)
      Regards
      Stuart

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