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Does anybody plan on putting out Ottoman figures of the Napoleonic Wars? I would think they would be quite colorful and could be covered basically with a few boxes...Strelets has a Mameluke but their stuff disappears after a time. Would open a whole new world for those with Russian and Austrian armies.
If you are collecting 15mm scale metal miniatures there is a company that makes them. I'm not sure what their name is though it may be Essex miniatures or Minni fig ( forget their full name but it is the biggest and oldest of the metal manufacturers.)
The Ottomans were very conservative regarding military fashions. Consequently, the various Janissary sets available would suffice for the hard core of the army. To this can be added HaT's Zouaves painted as Nizami. They aren't perfect but reasonably close. Red Box has recently brought out some artillery, Akinjis, Sipahi and so forth. HaT Cossacks can stand in for Wallachians, with dismounted versions supplied by the various Strelets bonus figures.
The composition and hence appearance of Ottoman armies varied a lot by location. In the Balkans you would have Albanians and Arnauts. In Syria you would have Arabs and Mamelukes. North of the Black Sea you would have Tatars, who kept the dress and tactics of their Mongol forebears.
Lots can be done with existing sets.
Irregular miniatures do a range of Napoleonic Ottomans in 20mm white metal. They are a little smaller than plastic figures but as there is nothing to mix them with anyway that shouldn't be a problem...