|The Assault Group Tufekcis Infantry.|
detailed information on these guys is hard to find. Pictures are even harder. the only picture I have found was in a copy of Osprey Men-at-arms 140 - Armies of the Ottoman Turks 1300-1776. also in the book it has a short paragraph saying that they appeared in Rumelia around the middle of the 1500s, and became a common troop type in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. they were well trained and disciplined marksmen, and that some of them may have been mounted infantry.
|Closeup of Officers Sinan Ralca and Erkan Basoglu|
What is interesting is how very much different they are from most Turkish units. their uniforms are remarkably uncolourful, and have short-cut coats. they also look like they are wearing putees. they could easily fit in with most Colonial period armies. I deviated from the picture in osprey on 2 details. I changed the Brown waist sash to the same colour as the electorate coat(mustard yellow) and i also added a yellow feather on the 2 officers headgear.
As usual,these TAG figures are beautiful. All my Turkish and Polish are TAG figures, and they are second to none in quality.