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Posted by marc zijp on 16 May 2020, 17:48

So stuff like this?
I can remember the old sketches by Hat. So perhaps some French troops as well? Or Austrian.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 May 2020, 12:59

Possibly a figure for an upcoming “Nap. Bavarian Infantry on the march“ set? :-) :yeah:

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Btw, Strelets invites customers to "leave their footstep" on a world map.

Considering their longstanding dedication to our hobby and especially their recent "anti-Corona-distraction-service", it would be a nice gesture to say hello there and thus giving back a little gratitude.
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http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Index.aspx click "Guestmap" and then "post"

http://pub33.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=2833323740&frmid=6&msgid=1071596&cmd=show
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Posted by marc zijp on 17 May 2020, 16:17

And psr mentions that he wss French musketeers on the march have been released, in the UK. May take some time before the rest of the world will get them.
Just as a reminder:
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Posted by MABO on 17 May 2020, 19:36

Thanks again for keeping us updated!
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Posted by marc zijp on 18 May 2020, 21:07

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Posted by marc zijp on 22 May 2020, 03:09

Figure at the left with bandage on the eye seems to be Kutuzow. Plus a Russian general.
Guessing for which set? Russian infantry standing shoulder arms, standing shoulder arms in greatcoats or marching in greatcoats?
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 May 2020, 09:21

Those 18th-century English and French figures tempt me to get into GNW again! And the bonus figures makes me want to get back to Nappies again!
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Posted by Marc the plasticsfan on 22 May 2020, 10:23

That’s nice, but disappointing. We need mounted Russian generals, not more on foot. So lovely figures, but limited use again. Such a shame
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Posted by MABO on 22 May 2020, 10:24

Susofrick wrote:Those 18th-century English and French figures tempt me to get into GNW again! And the bonus figures makes me want to get back to Nappies again!


Just do it, I would say! :-D
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Posted by marc zijp on 22 May 2020, 11:47

The pose is perfect to me. In a diorama those characters just add a bit of fun. Gives me something to talk about when I show my dio’s to other people. But most of the time they were never in the heat of the fight.
So just a bit of a showcase.



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Posted by Graeme on 22 May 2020, 16:41

A mounted Kutuzof ? There's an idea. :-)
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 25 May 2020, 23:56

237 - WSS French Pikemen

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A controversial set, to say the least. But beautiful masters again.
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Posted by MABO on 26 May 2020, 06:13

Controversial because pike were outdated at this time, or what is the reason? I am not an expert in this period? :oops:
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Posted by marc zijp on 26 May 2020, 09:42

@Mabo: if you want you can read the discussions on the strelets forum.
Sorry for this simple and easy answer. Truth is: I’m also not an expert in this.
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Posted by Graeme on 26 May 2020, 15:45

I know nothing about this period but I've been following the debate on the Strelets forum.

It seems the main issue is that Strelets has identified these as War of Spanish Succession figures but some of the guys on the forum have stated, quite stridently, that pikemen in cuirasses are not appropriate for the WoSS.

On the other hand, some of the other guys have said they really want the figures and can find use for them; either for the early part of the WoSS, or for the League of Augsburg, or for conversion to other conflicts. And I think the guys who do imaginations are just rubbing their hands in glee and shouting OOH LOVELY!

Some of the negative comments have been quite heated, I feel that one or two folks have adopted the attitude "I don't want these figures so Strelets shouldn't make them" and they seem to have missed the point that some of the other guys actually want the figs.

Personally I don't want any WoSS figures (unless I can shoehorn some of them into the Jacobite Rebellion) but I realise that some of You do want them and nobody ever forced me to buy a set I didn't want so, no problem! If You want them and Strelets want to make them I'm happy for both of You.

Actually I've been looking at all of the pictures of these sets and I have to say that the figures are so nice I kind of wish I did want them.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 26 May 2020, 22:34

Hello,

the discussion on the "usefulness" of these little men on Streletz forum is justified in that sense that pikemen in the French army were really out of service at the time of WSS. Mainly, they saw their service end by around 1690. At that time the tricorn was not yet worn by the French, but a round brimmed hat. Some also wore helmets.
But as Graeme points out, the figures are nice enough and it remains easy to assort the hat or make head swops and you obtain useful pikemen for the many earlier wars of the great Sunking - period from 1660 to 1690. Here, the bad point is that there are few musketeers, mostly by Mars and these figures are rather stocky.

2 pictures to illustrate the appearance of French pikeneers for 1660 to 1690 period.

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Posted by MABO on 27 May 2020, 05:28

Thank you Graeme for the summary and thank you Michael for the pictures and background information.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 May 2020, 06:30

Graeme wrote:I know nothing about this period but...

Actually I've been looking at all of the pictures of these sets and I have to say that the figures are so nice I kind of wish I did want them.


That seems to me to be a sentiment well within a stone's throw of actually wanting some of these WoSS sets!
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Posted by Rich W on 27 May 2020, 23:25

This set has definitely taken some criticism on the Strelets forum. Nobody seems to be able to say what period this set 100% works for due to combination of pike, tricorne and breastplate. It would be nice if Strelets offered an explanation for the period they envisaged it being used for. Considering Strelets have said, when asked if they'd consider starting SYW range, they wouldn't start any new periods before they've completed their current projects it seems an odd choice of a set.

Figures look really nice though, especially the ensign and drummer. But I won't be purchasing!
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Posted by marc zijp on 29 May 2020, 13:31

Good news for those who are into the 1812 period (I am! :-D did not dare to hope, but more are welcome :yeah: )
Russian infantry standing shoulder arms.
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‘And for those preferring hardware’.
What’s that again? Not Japanese?
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