Janissaries - as well as By Fire and Sword - have been on a backburner for more than half a year. Now option of using Ottomans in Wilanov got me to pick them up and see what would be needed to finish them. What we have here is beginnings of a very weak janissary regiment - or as it happens just the amount of janissaries one can field in skirmish level of By Fire and Sword (list was published in the Armies 1 of By Fire and Sword.) Gamewise they are weird bunch - able to fight in open order, no fire discipline, poor tactical discipline, but proficient in use of their sabres with 2 close combat dice. So they move pretty fast and agilely, shoot poorly, hit hard but would seem to disappear if they don't beat the enemy with one charge.
Janissaries are often depicted in uniformcoloured robes. Since all of contemporary pics I've seen of them show them in clohtes of various colours I've made these first units in different coloured robes. They will be the less than elite unit when the janissary regiment is full strength. Still need to do plumes, slippers and bulletpouches. And fix the folded ends of the robes.
Janitsaarit maalataan usein univormuihin. Koska aikalaiskuvissa ovat useimmiten kirjavia olen tehnyt tämänkin sakin moniväriseksi. Saanevat täysivahvuisessa rykmentissä kaverikseen yksivärisiä eliittiyksiköitä. Vielä uupuu kengät, luotipussit ja töyhdöt. Ja aika monen kaverin kaavun liepeet ja vuori on korjailtava.