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Posted by Minuteman on 13 Aug 2021, 19:23

The remarkable output of new master figures from Strelets continues. This is wonderful for the hobby, although I do wonder whether this 'eye candy' is out-stripping the ability of Strelets to bring new sets to the market. I believe that there are now circa nine (9) !! sets of War of Spanish Cavalry waiting in the wings for production/shipping/retail. That is a lot of cavalry sets by any standards. And that does not include probably two new WoSS infantry sets, and then quite a lot of other sets for other eras. Prodigious is one way to describe this.

The new WW2 figures are looking very good, although see the Strelets Forum this week for some comments on the accuracy of the new 8th Army Infantry sculpts here.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 16 Aug 2021, 20:45

Another great looking preview for a further set of WSS Austrian / Bavarian Cuirassiers (actually a second set, all figures for the aforementioned set 257 are already revealed)? :thumbup:

http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=417&M=Z

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 20 Aug 2021, 23:13

WWI German camp/field kitchen?
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WWII Italian Obice 75/18?
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Posted by MABO on 21 Aug 2021, 08:05

Looks like Strelets is going to use a 3D printer as well, at least for the canon?!
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Posted by Peter on 25 Aug 2021, 11:05

I like that figure with the dog. :thumbup:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 27 Aug 2021, 20:20

Nap. Highlanders preview.

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Posted by Duron QelDroma on 27 Aug 2021, 20:53

These highlanders look way better than the new British firing line from strelets, which had very odd looking muskets, that were much too short in my eyes. But these highlanders surely will fill up my ranks.
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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Aug 2021, 08:07

Duron QelDroma wrote:These highlanders look way better than the new British firing line from strelets, which had very odd looking muskets, that were much too short in my eyes. But these highlanders surely will fill up my ranks.


I'm going to sound awfully picky....I'm not sure. There's still something a little odd about them.

I could do with replacement figures for my venerable Airfix Highlanders but I might wait till I see these painted up.

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Posted by Peter on 28 Aug 2021, 11:32

Ochoin wrote:
I'm going to sound awfully picky....I'm not sure. There's still something a little odd about them.


Tiny heads on big bodies? :eh:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 28 Aug 2021, 23:42

More Nap. Highlanders.

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Posted by Bessiere on 28 Aug 2021, 23:58

I just received sets of the Austrian Uhlans and French Chasseurs. The lances are badly bent and the horses barely have ears and one horse is way too leggy. Those are my sole complaints and otherwise they're very well done. The added civilians are a nice touch. 8 out of 10 on my scale.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 Aug 2021, 00:56

Bessiere wrote:I just received sets of the Austrian Uhlans and French Chasseurs. The lances are badly bent and the horses barely have ears and one horse is way too leggy. Those are my sole complaints and otherwise they're very well done. The added civilians are a nice touch. 8 out of 10 on my scale.


Can suitable horses from a different source be acquired for a reasonable price?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 30 Aug 2021, 21:27

293 - WWI German Field Kitchen

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Posted by Peter on 31 Aug 2021, 21:22

Love this! :thumbup:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 10 Sep 2021, 10:58

WSS Bavarian Infantry?
Just guessing. Sorry, but the picture is again too small for me to identify the figures properly.
Anyway, looking great! :thumbup:

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Posted by Michael Robert on 10 Sep 2021, 21:26

These figures constitue a perfect firing line. Strelets says they represent a country close to Austria (but not Austria). So we all guess Bavaria. However, to me these are generic enough and I will use them also as French for sure. I mean they do not wear leather trousers or carry beer barrels on their backs, nor do they feature a Raupenhelm.
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P.S. I do not want to be NCO in this regiment...
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Posted by Peter on 10 Sep 2021, 22:10

Wonderfull box art for their French Dragoons in attack:

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 11 Sep 2021, 02:59

That field kitchen is very cool. What a peaceful scene. The vignette with the soldier feeding a hungry child is quite touching.

I do not usually purchase non-combat sets, but this one might be a "must have."
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Posted by Kekso on 11 Sep 2021, 18:57

Peter wrote:Wonderfull box art for their French Dragoons in attack:


Yes, wonderful boxart indeed. Although I'm not very impressed with masters :eh:
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Posted by Peter on 11 Sep 2021, 20:28

Kekso wrote:
Yes, wonderful boxart indeed. Although I'm not very impressed with masters :eh:

I'm not interested in the figures. Not my period. But the boxart is something I like. It looks like a painting and that's why I like it. ;-)
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