28mm – Tercios Miniatures By El Kraken Released – Ottoman Artillery

Lights and shadows.. those are my thought about the full Ottoman range by this brand, Tercios Miniatures by El Kraken released, and these thoughts doesn’t apply to the Spanish Tercios range, which is a brilliant one, but they also apply to the Polish Lithuanian range.

Below we have some pictures from an Ottoman gun, with three crew figures. And this is the beginning of the shadows, to me, 3 crew men, are not enough for a gun.

The figures itself are in the correct side, but nothing special, they provide a weird sponge by one side linstock by the other as the only tool in the kit, that i didn’t used, instead of it, a TAG Linstock has been added.

The figure carrying the Linstock, is probably the worse in the lot.

The other looks good to me, but i would have prefer a real sable/sword instead of that ridiculous knife to order a gun fire. And even better, and specialist pose aiming the gun or any other useful task.

Any assemble is required for the figures other than attach the tool provide or of your choice to the figure intended for it.

The we can speak about the gun.

It’s very well engineered, carriage come in 2 parts, and the locks for the barrel are also individual parts, plus the barrel itself and wheels, you get a 7 parts gun, while the common here is a 4 parts.

This way, they can achieve a better detail in the carriage, and it’s not particularly difficult to fit together.

Detail is pretty good all over the gun, and the barrel has a simple but nice decoration.

But if you carefully looks at the pictures, probably will feel the same than me.. there is some sort of disproportion in between the barrel length and the carriage.. and if looks carefully at the picture where the gun is in a frontal view, there is another disproportion between the carriage length and its width.

All together the gun looks fine, but weird on almost every side view. Too narrow for its length and barrel doesn’t fit either the carriage length.

Drums and sacks in the base decoration are not by the brand, they are resin items from several manufacturers. I had a quite long deposit of such items, mixed from many different purchases, so it’s hard to remember who exactly made what.

All the Ottoman Empire XVI-XVII Army:

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