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Posted by Rich W on 26 Aug 2019, 10:49

At least new sets are being though! Would be worse if Strelets and Hat stopped completely. Strelets quality seems to differ huge amounts each set, but they have done some nice stuff recently. Even if some of the sets are a bit boring and would never interest me (I'm not sure I could be any less interested in sets that are entitled 'standing at ease', 'standing order arms' etc. If Hat could be a bit more generous in the poses proved in the marching/action/command sets some of them would be really quite good.

I've noticed a steady trickle of Zvezda re-releases over the past few months. Hopefully this will continue?
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 26 Aug 2019, 12:17

Rich W wrote:At least new sets are being though! Would be worse if Strelets and Hat stopped completely. Strelets quality seems to differ huge amounts each set, but they have done some nice stuff recently. Even if some of the sets are a bit boring and would never interest me (I'm not sure I could be any less interested in sets that are entitled 'standing at ease', 'standing order arms' etc. If Hat could be a bit more generous in the poses proved in the marching/action/command sets some of them would be really quite good.

I've noticed a steady trickle of Zvezda re-releases over the past few months. Hopefully this will continue?


My problem with some Zvezda sets are that some sets are multi-parts, I really don't want to assemble 50 small, 1 inch plastic soldiers, just too frustrating, add the extra large size simply ruins it. Great sculpts but sometimes too much assembly. The HaT ACW marching figures look too chunky, not the slim and sometimes starved troops they're supposed to represent.
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Posted by Susofrick on 26 Aug 2019, 15:06

Hmm, the boers looks quite interesting. Some can end up in the Wild West (as Pascal already suggested) and some can probably fill out a Confederate army.
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Posted by marc zijp on 27 Aug 2019, 20:20

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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Aug 2019, 02:31

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Those strelets Brits above. They can also be used for the Kings German Legion too. BB
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Posted by marc zijp on 28 Aug 2019, 08:38

All nice and stuff all those British infantry standing, I mean: I need a lot of Russians doing the same, but I really hope they make a decent firing line too. Hopefully two. First ranks for a carré and second one firing/loading. Then we’re talking.
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Posted by CPN on 29 Aug 2019, 17:22

Indeed, I am personally not going to buy standing because it doesn't fit in my collection but I admit sculpting is just getting amazing with Strelets.
I also cross my fingers for more action figures to spend my money .
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Posted by garpant on 29 Aug 2019, 18:00

I would like to see some good action figures too. Sure have been a lot of standing and marching figures coming out lately. The sculpting is excellent and the figures look great but my games and scenes are more tactical oriented so I need a lot of action figures. I'd like to see some Napoleonic figures like the Strelet ACW Union troops attacking three and the Confederate Pickett's Charge 3.Something a little more aggressive and threatening with the bayonet
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Posted by Chris on 30 Aug 2019, 17:16

Considering the way these last references depict armies, in a rigid/military attitude (which is a good thing IMHO) I would guess that if they plan to do firing references, they will be also in a similar attitude, close to the regulation.
I think we need both regulations poses and more natural/lifelike poses but taking in consideration the way 19th century peolple move and act (which is sometimes different from nowadays)
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Posted by marc zijp on 30 Aug 2019, 19:08

Russian infantry in overcoats order arms.
http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=354&M=M
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 30 Aug 2019, 19:16

#219 - Nap. Russian Infantry in Overcoats order arms
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Posted by CPN on 30 Aug 2019, 19:55

Good evening,
The officer looks like the iron Duke!
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Posted by Graeme on 31 Aug 2019, 04:23

I'm also not crazy about standing about figures. And I don't have Russian figures except the ones in Prussian service but I would seriously consider buying this set just to get that officer in the cloak. What a great figure!

Personally I think a figure eating a stick of Blackpool Rock is long overdue as well, but that might be just me.
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Posted by marc zijp on 02 Sep 2019, 20:42

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Posted by marc zijp on 13 Sep 2019, 20:17

Prussian line infantry standing order arms.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 13 Sep 2019, 21:53

#200 - Nap. Highlanders standing order arms
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#201 - Nap. British Infantry standing order arms
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#211 - Nap. Prussian Line Infantry standing order arms
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M138 - Boer Infantry
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Posted by MABO on 21 Sep 2019, 21:53

I am really looking forward to the release date of this range!
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Posted by Paul on 22 Sep 2019, 11:01

Me too. I´ve seen the suggestions as to what they might be on the Strelets Forum but wether they are French, English, GNW or whatever doesn´t interest me as they will make perfect Imagi-Nation troops. The pic also Shows the tip of a possible third Standard bearer which is a good indication sculpting of a full set is well under way
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Posted by MABO on 22 Sep 2019, 11:56

But it is also possible that the tip belongs to an officer.
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