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Posted by Peter on 28 Nov 2022, 20:29

I see another square coming up! ;-)
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 25 Dec 2022, 11:09

As a little Christmas surprise last night, Strelets revealed some previously unseen masters of an as yet unnamed WSS artillery set. :yeah:

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Merry X-mas y'all. :merrychristmas:
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 25 Dec 2022, 11:40

Thanks for these - and all of your contributions over this last year.

Erich von Manstein wrote:As a little Christmas surprise last night, Strelets revealed some previously unseen masters of an as yet unnamed WSS artillery set. :yeah:

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Merry X-mas y'all. :merrychristmas:


I'm not sure that these are WSS, rather I think that they may be a Jacobite set. And I think that because a) one of the gunners is wearing a Tam o'shanter hat, b) that officer looks like he has come out of a very prosperous retirement (to fight fer Charlie" and c) the length of the waist coats is too short for a WSS uniform.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 25 Dec 2022, 13:08

steve_pickstock wrote:Thanks for these - and all of your contributions over this last year.


My pleasure. :occasion:

steve_pickstock wrote:I'm not sure that these are WSS, rather I think that they may be a Jacobite set. And I think that because a) one of the gunners is wearing a Tam o'shanter hat, b) that officer looks like he has come out of a very prosperous retirement (to fight fer Charlie" and c) the length of the waist coats is too short for a WSS uniform.


On second thought, this does indeed seem to be correct. :thumbup:

For many enthusiasts, such wonderful figures appear in the first place to be useful for the numerous (Kabinetts-) wars and early modern world wars of the broader "Tricorne-era". ;-)
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Posted by Flambeau on 25 Dec 2022, 21:06

steve_pickstock wrote: I'm not sure that these are WSS, rather I think that they may be a Jacobite set. And I think that because a) one of the gunners is wearing a Tam o'shanter hat, b) that officer looks like he has come out of a very prosperous retirement (to fight fer Charlie" and c) the length of the waist coats is too short for a WSS uniform.


Hm, maybe you're right, but then RedBox announced sometime ago that they were planning an artillery set for the Jacobite rebellion: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23277&start=20.

Not sute if Strelets would actually go out of their way and enter into a competition with a fellow producer, especially under the current circumstances. Besides it'd be a whole new period for them. The officer is certainly usable for the WoSS and as for the artillerymen, the coat is too short fot the WoSS, but then it may just be the waistcoat, which would have been shorter and for artillerymen to dispose of the coat in the heat of battle would not be out of place. So perhaps we're looking at WoSS Dutch or Spanish gunners here - pure speculation on my part of course. But even if they're for a later period some might be usable for the WoSS. I just hope that for once we might get some bigger guns.
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Posted by Graeme on 26 Dec 2022, 01:08

Flambeau wrote:Hm, maybe you're right, but then RedBox announced sometime ago that they were planning an artillery set for the Jacobite rebellion: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23277&start=20.

Not sute if Strelets would actually go out of their way and enter into a competition with a fellow producer


The proposed Redbox set is Royal Artillery; I think Steve's right, and these are the Jacobite gunners (at least that's what I'll be buying them for).

I see this as more a colaberation than competition; they did the same with the infantry; Strelets made the Jacobites and Redbox made the Government troops, I suspect that all the figures are the work of the same sculptor.

These are not huge companies with giant budgets so I suppose there is a limit to the number of sets they can produce per year; new sets are funded by sales of previous sets. Dividing production of these figures between the two companies is a way of getting a full range for this somewhat niche subject on the market at an affordable price, which I think is excellent!

A very nice Christmas present from Strelets, I'll definitely buy them; I may have to wait a while longer for the Redbox set because I think Haron is serving in the Ukraine Militia. My very best wishes to him and all of our friends in Ukraine.
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Posted by Rich W on 27 Dec 2022, 01:03

Whether Jacobite or WSS artillery, they look really good and I hope Strelets preview the rest of the set soon!
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