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Hat 8003 British Rocket Troops

Posted by Peter on 28 Jan 2022, 23:14

Again some nice figures in this scale. Painting these was fun. I hope you like these dangerous figures who bombed their own troops and the enemy. :-D

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Posted by Ben Bob on 29 Jan 2022, 00:01

They look great!
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Posted by Kekso on 29 Jan 2022, 04:36

Strange unit, nice set and you did a great job my friend.
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Posted by MABO on 29 Jan 2022, 10:42

Hello Peter,
a rare topic. Clean Paintjob! I like it.
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Posted by Minuteman on 29 Jan 2022, 11:18

Fine work. This set was one of the first HaT sets I bought, a very long time ago...and I still have not painted it!
Great work on all that detailed decorative brading on the jackets.

Now, once the man prodding the ground with his 'stick' is ready, the unit can 'fire' its first rocket. Take cover!!
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Posted by huib on 29 Jan 2022, 12:03

Great painting, Peter
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Posted by dykio on 29 Jan 2022, 15:18

Great job Peter on this indeed strange set :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by renikart on 31 Jan 2022, 16:03

Great job on these figures! The braids are always a challenge, but you did it very well.
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Posted by JueHue on 31 Jan 2022, 17:05

I had heard something about the British missile troops.The weapons had to be very inaccurate.
Nice work.
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Posted by Graeme on 01 Feb 2022, 03:14

The birth of modern warfare. :-D

Very nice paintjob on the Infernal Racket Troop. The subtle shading looks very natural and the braiding is very neat. They will definitely pass muster.
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Posted by Peter on 04 Feb 2022, 19:15

Thanks for the nice comments! :notworthy:
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Posted by Minuteman on 04 Feb 2022, 20:14

dykio wrote:Great job Peter on this indeed strange set :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:


Indeed, and one of the earliest HaT Napoleonic sets. I wonder why they chose this as a subject?? The Rocket Troops had very limited War serivce....

Surely a HaT set of 'standard' British RHA with 6pdr or 9 pdr guns circa 1815 would have been more useful.
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Posted by Peter on 04 Feb 2022, 22:36

I understand what you mean Mark, but on the other hand, this is the only set covering this unit. And we have to be thankfull for that. ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 06 Feb 2022, 10:07

Minuteman wrote:
Indeed, and one of the earliest HaT Napoleonic sets. I wonder why they chose this as a subject?? The Rocket Troops had very limited War serivce....

Surely a HaT set of 'standard' British RHA with 6pdr or 9 pdr guns circa 1815 would have been more useful.


I think Mr.Harris knows that there were the Revell and ESCI British artillery set already. And I think he wanted to fill gaps. The first set were the French Mamelukes of the Guard. Also a very small and special unit.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 06 Feb 2022, 17:39

Good paint Peter,
I think I know why this set came out first. You know the song "I've got a rocket in my pocket, and I want you to s... " (Little Feet - they don't make such songs any longer) ?
Rockets make always a big impression. Regardless of their real use
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Posted by Peter on 06 Feb 2022, 19:19

Thanks Michael! :thumbup:

But I don't know the song. :(
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 07 Feb 2022, 14:34

Really nice, neat work, especially on the lace. Yes, I have always been tempted by this set but don't think it would get much play on my table - unless I take on some of Sharpe's fictional battles!!!
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Posted by Rich W on 07 Feb 2022, 19:29

Bill Slavin wrote:Really nice, neat work, especially on the lace. Yes, I have always been tempted by this set but don't think it would get much play on my table - unless I take on some of Sharpe's fictional battles!!!


I'm sure there must be a small market out there for someone to put together a set of rules for the various Sharpe campaigns, purely based on the books or TV (rather than perhaps purely historical)?
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Posted by Peter on 08 Feb 2022, 19:14

Thanks Bill and Rich! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 08 Feb 2022, 19:18

RichW wrote:I'm sure there must be a small market out there for someone to put together a set of rules for the various Sharpe campaigns, purely based on the books or TV (rather than perhaps purely historical)?


I think there is. Sharpe’s War, a skirmish game.
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