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Posted by steve_pickstock on 17 Dec 2019, 19:00

I'm thinking of drafting the Boers into a steampunk game.
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Posted by MABO on 18 Dec 2019, 08:10

steve_pickstock wrote:I'm thinking of drafting the Boers into a steampunk game.


I would love to see that.
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Posted by Susofrick on 18 Dec 2019, 09:42

I'm thinking of drafting the Spanish-succession-fellows to the Great Northern war. :-D The boers will probably end up in the Wild West if I buy them.
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Posted by marc zijp on 21 Dec 2019, 03:33

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 21 Dec 2019, 05:41

Further pikemen, completed figures already.

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 21 Dec 2019, 22:14

These figures are superb! I've said before and I will say it again, they are such natural poses and well executed it's like a quantum leap in figure design. It helps that they're not the usual straight forward loading or firing figures, but even those figures capture those poses in a way we haven't seen for a long time. Of the two figures below,

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the right hand figure is the better one. For me the telling point is his left hand. Some manufacturers would have had it hanging in mid-air, or straight down the body. Having the hand on or near the pommel of the sword is pretty much how it's done in real life.
The left hand figure is less satisfying. When moving in a close group with shouldered pikes it's important to control the pike so that it doesn't wave about all over the place - other soldiers generally don't like being slapped in the face with the point of a pike or have the butt of one shoved between their legs.
Still very promising figures well sculpted and with bags of character.
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Posted by Brok_Santatusca on 22 Dec 2019, 10:34

awesome :shock: 8) :yeah:
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Posted by marc zijp on 31 Dec 2019, 22:02

Brunswick Light guards battalion.
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http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=349&M=F
Sprue:
http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=349&M=S

From tomorrow on someone can open a new topic: Strelets news 2020! :thumbup:
Happy New Year dear fellow collectors.
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Posted by marc zijp on 31 Dec 2019, 22:19

ps: first pictures of the new strelets sets are now on psr.
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Posted by Bessiere on 06 Jan 2020, 01:03

I had no intention of building a British army but these figures of highland and line infantry are so damn nice I feel the need to buy and paint up a few. They have the accuracy I've long wished every manufacturer would attain yet there is still the strelets style about them. You can never have too many Austrian grenadiers and the Russian line infantry looks amazing. I may have to replace my entire Russian line infantry now (problems problems!).
I would love to have new French infantry and Old Guard but the stumpy arms and slouching attitudes pretty much ruin them for me. It's a shame about the French but Strelets has set a new bar of quality with the other sets. I hope they find this a profitable venture and continue the Napoleonic trend to cover cavalry and artillery units. Well done Strelets, well done.
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