Ottoman ironclads


I have a slightly worrying obsession with ottoman ironclads bit odd really as they spent a lot of time tide up on the golden horn rusting due to a ever so slightly paranoid sultan who thought the navy might try to topple him. That said they had some fine ships designed by the likes of Reed, for instance the central battery Mesudiye whose sister was taken in to the royal navy as HMS superb during the Russian war scare.

Here we have the first three ships of my ottoman fleet ready to give those pesky Russians a one two. The miniatures are 1:3000 from Navwar representing Assar-i Tewfik (with the full rig) Feth-i Bulend and her sister Mukaddemi-i Hayir.



About benjaminwalton

I'm a 27 year old wargamer originally from Pendock Worcestershire. I now live in Kingston and work as an architect in Teddington lock. I've been in to wargaming since I was about 9, starting with airfix and revell plastic figures then moving on to games workshop. I'm now manly in to historical naval gaming but I'll play whatever looks like good fun.

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