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Posted by pipers on 02 Jul 2021, 21:07

Can be the next wss cavalry Austrian late cuirassiers?
Could i use these for syw prussian cuirassiers?
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Posted by Ochoin on 02 Jul 2021, 22:29

pipers wrote:Can be the next wss cavalry Austrian late cuirassiers?
Could i use these for syw prussian cuirassiers?

Good questions. I'm thinking the same.

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Posted by Graeme on 03 Jul 2021, 04:23

If you can't immediately think of a good reason why you can't use these figures for the SYW, I'd think that's a good enough reason why you can.

The body proportions of those Scots figures are wrong, I agree with Aaron, the torsos are too long for the width of the shoulders. The legs may also be a bit long and the heads perhaps a bit small. It appears that they're also a bit confused about which war they're serving in. Strelets have had some real hits in recent times but this is a definite miss.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Jul 2021, 06:13

Graeme wrote:If you can't immediately think of a good reason why you can't use these figures for the SYW, I'd think that's a good enough reason why you can.
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Goodness knows, Graeme, I've used some pretty dodgy "close-enoughs" & I'll almost certainly use these for ,at least. Austrian SYW cuirassiers (& maybe Prussian) but I'd like to know what vital detail they lackto make them 100% authentic.

...always good to know.....
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Posted by Flambeau on 03 Jul 2021, 10:22

Graeme, Ochoin,

I suppose you're talking about those WoSS cuirassiers WITH tricornes, those with helmets will be unsuitable for 7YW unless you go for conversions. There are a few notable differences, among the most obvious

- Prussian and Austrian cuirassiers NO backplate.
- hair tied into a single very long braid.
- smaller cuffs
- coats with turnbacks (perhaps they will have those, but then will be less usable for many nations during WoSS)

I still use conversions of Zvezda Saxon Cuirassiers (with Revell Austrian artillery heads) for 7YW cuirassiers.
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Jul 2021, 10:54

Flambeau wrote:Graeme, Ochoin,

I still use conversions of Zvezda Saxon Cuirassiers (with Revell Austrian artillery heads) for 7YW cuirassiers.


Sir, I thank you.

I've gone down the same road with one unit but the effort!

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One issue might be the horse furniture Strelets uses for these figures.
So: I should probably wait till Strelets makes a purpose-made SYW cuirassier.

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Posted by Flambeau on 03 Jul 2021, 12:17

Ochoin,

I mounted my cuirassiers on Revell's 7YW Austrian Dragoon horses. I too do just have a single unit. If you're picky you may argue that the coats of the Saxon Cuirassiers are too short for 7YW. I once saw a conversion using the lower body of Italeri Napoleonic French Dragoons, torso of Zvezda Saxon Cuirassiers and (presumably) Revell 7YW heads with tricornes. It did look awesome, but I couldn't bring myself to go through the fiddly cutting and glueing, and as far as I'm concerned, just changing the heads is ok.
If Strelets WoSS cuirassiers come with front plate only they might be suitable for 7YW. The braid is easily added if you value that detail and the cuffs can be trimmed. Turnbacks may be the main issue, they were already used by some nations during the WoSS (Hanoverians and perhaps Prussians and even Austrians), but not yet very common. So for a WoSS set I'd be happier if they'd have none, but lets wait and see.
By the way: Nice work and a nice trumpeter!
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Posted by Ochoin on 03 Jul 2021, 13:50

I hope to ask you further questions & hear your expert opinion on this matter in the future.

Many thanks. donald
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Posted by Flambeau on 03 Jul 2021, 17:42

Hi Donald,

You're welcome. Almost forgot one important difference: Prussian Cuirassiers had a sabretache. (And just checked my conversions to release I didn't add one ... oops)
A good and reliable source is this website http://www.kronoskaf.com/
Excellent for all nations fighting in the 7YW and good (but still under construction) for the WoSS.

Have a nice weekend
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Posted by Fire at Will on 03 Jul 2021, 20:40

Just don't buy too many as I need loads for my Austrian and Bavarian cavalry for the WSS!!!
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 07 Jul 2021, 20:17

M081 - Afrika Korps Desert Patrol
56 figures in 14 largely useful poses.

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Posted by Susofrick on 08 Jul 2021, 07:49

Some of them reminds me of the old Airifx' figures (the first version)
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Posted by Duron QelDroma on 08 Jul 2021, 19:56

I don't find the figures of the Afrika Korps very appealing. Its an interesting topic, but the poses seem very stiff.
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Posted by MABO on 08 Jul 2021, 22:11

A lot of new stuff today. I am really curious, if Strelets will release 25 set at one time...

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Here the Austrian Uhlans:

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 08 Jul 2021, 22:40

MABO wrote:WWII Japanese artillery or support weapons?
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WWI German camp/field kitchen?
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WSS marching French?
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WWII Afrika Korps reconnaisance or tank troops?
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WWII Italian desert patrol
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Thanks for sharing these superb prospects! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 08 Jul 2021, 22:52

I think the guy with the binoculars is Italian , the guy in the sun helmet looks to be Italian too, so probably Italians on Patrol ?
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Posted by MABO on 09 Jul 2021, 07:59

zulu`s 1000`s of em wrote:I think the guy with the binoculars is Italian , the guy in the sun helmet looks to be Italian too, so probably Italians on Patrol ?


That is my suggestion as well.
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Posted by MABO on 09 Jul 2021, 08:02

Erich von Manstein wrote:Thanks for sharing these superb prospects! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Thanks!

And I will not grab your right of being the publisher here. Just took the opportunity to post it directly this time. :-D
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 14 Jul 2021, 19:34

M149 - Arabs in ambush
13 very useful irregulars, potentially usable for many conflicts & skirmishes.

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This now fully revealed set seems to be part of the upcoming release batch. :thumbup: :xd:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=24879
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 16 Jul 2021, 09:03

This friday has a nice command group to accompany the marching WSS figures shown earlier. :yeah:

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