Saturday, 14 January 2012

1526 Mohacs: The Order of Battle (Ottoman Empire)

The Ottoman Right Wing of Horse:

  • 1 x Spahi (General) Cav
  • 11 x Spahi Cav
  • 4 x Light Horse (Superior)
  • 6 x Light Horse (Fast)

The Ottoman Infantry Centre:

  • 2 x Spahi (1 x General and 1 x C-in-C General) Cav
  • 3 x Spahi Cav
  • 12 x Shot (Janissary)
  • 3 x Artillery (Superior)
  • 8 x Warband
  • 4 x Bow
  • 6 x Hoard (Superior)
  • 2 x Skirmishers

The Ottoman Left Wing of Horse:

  • 1 x Spahi (General) Cav
  • 11 x Spahi Cav
  • 4 x Light Horse (Superior)
  • 6 x Light Horse (Fast)

The the thing to note about the Ottoman's is that they see to be "big" on everything, as in the number of bases that they field. Their "Wings of Horse" out number the Hungarians and we are using DBR (a DBx game) which from my past experience favours 'width' over 'depth'. If the Ottoman horse is aggressive then it is going to be 'interesting' for the Hungarians. The considerable Ottoman artillery park suggests a defensive role for their infantry forcing the Hungarians to attack. The eclectic mix of regular (Janissary) and odds-and-sods makes an unpredictable encounter against the "Shot" based Hungarians.


David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

Typical Turkish stuff - fling in the 'odds n sods' and leave the artillery and Janissaries to mop up what is left!

I am just putting my CD of Janissary music on....;-)

All the best,


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Something tells me in my role of the Hungarian Right Wing of Horse General, you are cheering for the other side (Ottoman).

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Slight ammendment, missed out a Turkish General and a couple of skirmishers from the Infantry Center

Actually this was two DBR commands, hence the two Generals

Al said...

Nice figures and layout mate

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Yes they are lovely

Not mime I may add

But I do chip into the Renaissance Orders of Battle occasionally with a selection from my "small collection"

The Lance armed Knights are from Wargames Foundry and are a daunting but tempting prospect to paint

Once I finish my "Landscknechts" they are on the list for "First Enemy" Army to paint

The Ottomans also have a strange allure about them

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

PS The BlackBerry Camera does not do the figures justice :)