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Posted by Wiking on 23 Oct 2020, 14:55

Bluefalchion wrote:
Did I die and go to heaven?

marc zijp wrote:
Bluefalchion, please don’t die ...

I vote for the marc zijp option too.
In this forum is the majority vote (As an example please have a look at the monthly painting competition, that you know !) state of the art.
Now these is the double amount of vote for thumb up, not to die.

I am so sorry for your Bluefalchion.
But rules are rules, you have to follow them too.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 23 Oct 2020, 16:13

In my version of heaven, there are sets of miniatures that have never existed on earth, all 100% historically accurate and with well-sculpted hands and faces.

In my version of heaven, the paint never goes dry and the glue never sticks in the tube.

In my version of heaven, all of you are present, too. And we do not have to work so we can spend time talking about modeling, wargaming, painting, and enjoying our favorite beverages.
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Posted by marc zijp on 23 Oct 2020, 17:25

That’s a wonderful thought to start this weekend with.
As a little side note: hope things are better next year so we can go to FIGZ Arnhem again.
Always good to have those talks and chats tête-à-tête for at least once a year again!
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Posted by MABO on 23 Oct 2020, 22:36

We are there! :-D
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Posted by Zed1 on 24 Oct 2020, 10:42

I'm a bit unhappy that Strelets makes models for certain regiments instead of generic Uhlans that formed the bulk of the Prussian cavalry and could also be used as Landwehr cavalry. Nevertheless, they look fine. The "Prussian Uhlans" are technically Lutzow Uhlans (for Waterloo - two squadrons of the 6th regiment of Uhlans) and require some scalpel work to look like regular Uhlans. These new guys can only be used for one regiment (two squadrons of the 7th regiment of Uhlans). At least, you could cut off the czapka heads and glue them onto the torsos of the "Prussian Uhlans" in order to get some Bremen lancers (one squad of the 6th regiment of Uhlans). ;-)
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Posted by Fire at Will on 24 Oct 2020, 11:03

I just wish they would produce some Prussian Cuirassiers
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Posted by Zed1 on 24 Oct 2020, 15:16

Fire at Will wrote:I just wish they would produce some Prussian Cuirassiers


Well - me too, but that would leave us with the problem 'which ones'. With 1812-1814 Prussian cuirassiers you have the problem that you must decide for which exact date you produce them. In early war, Prussian cuirassiers didn't wear any breastplates. In the 100 days campaign, the armoured cuirassiers played no significant role.

So I would suggest the best way would be to produce cuirassiers without breastplates because they can be used for more battles. Or Strelets must produce two different sets. :mrgreen:
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Posted by Fire at Will on 24 Oct 2020, 15:40

Zed1 wrote:
Well - me too, but that would leave us with the problem 'which ones'. With 1812-1814 Prussian cuirassiers you have the problem that you must decide for which exact date you produce them. In early war, Prussian cuirassiers didn't wear any breastplates. In the 100 days campaign, the armoured cuirassiers played no significant role.

So I would suggest the best way would be to produce cuirassiers without breastplates because they can be used for more battles. Or Strelets must produce two different sets. :mrgreen:


Exactly, as I fight 1813-14
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Posted by Kekso on 24 Oct 2020, 16:08

Zed1 wrote:Uhlans that formed the bulk of the Prussian cavalry ...


I'm always impressed with your factographic knowledge and analytical approach
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Posted by MABO on 24 Oct 2020, 18:03

Zed1 wrote:I'm a bit unhappy that Strelets makes models for certain regiments instead of generic Uhlans that formed the bulk of the Prussian cavalry and could also be used as Landwehr cavalry.


I think it is quite nice to have at least these special units in plastic. There are some sets with Prussian Uhlans in metal and also the HäT figs in plastic, which are basic but still ok, imho. So I am happy to have the 7th Uhlans. And I think we should wait and see what Linear-a is going to presents. They have announced Landwehr cavalry.

But you are right with the already released Uhlans. They have counterpaulettes, I have not realised. I am going to paint them as 5th Uhlans. Maybe I will simply ignore them or I have to cut them of... :eh:
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Posted by marc zijp on 27 Oct 2020, 04:21

Russian infantry standing shoulder arms.
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Posted by Graeme on 27 Oct 2020, 06:23

That's a very nice figure of the officer in a greatcoat.

I'm happy to see those lancers for part of the 7th Uhlans one of the best things in the hobby is when manufacturers give us figures for the smaller, quirkier, more interesting looking units. I'm also happy to see a source for correctly shaped Prussian czapkas. There was a lot of variety in Prussian cavalry uniforms, now we can model some of it.

I could, perhaps, see some of those french Horse Grenadiers in tartan coats; depends what's in the forthcoming Redbox set. ;-)
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 28 Oct 2020, 03:51

239 - WSS Chevau-Legers and Gendarmes de la Garde seems to be part of one of the next release batches as well. :yeah:

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The same goes for the figures of their counterparts.
238 - WSS British Cavalry

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The respective horse poses are identical with those of the two already shown and equally imminent WSS sets.
241 - WSS French Royal Horse Grenadiers
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23166&start=320
242 - WSS French Musketeers of the Guard
http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23166&start=300
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Posted by marc zijp on 29 Oct 2020, 21:10

Arabs in retreat.
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Posted by marc zijp on 30 Oct 2020, 04:50

‘Arabs in retreat’: lost night in my sleep I made this association.

You all know where this is coming from I suppose. ;-)
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Posted by marc zijp on 30 Oct 2020, 04:54

Friday treat.
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Posted by Kekso on 02 Nov 2020, 12:52

I think I will get me some War of the Spanish Succession cavalry. They look really good.
Sculpting of Strelets' horses had improved significantly.
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Posted by Huggy on 03 Nov 2020, 16:01

I have been painting Strelets WSS infantry for an imagination project and they are lovely figures. Their cavalry previews look good, but I do notice a focus on rather unique units, limiting their use for building historical forces. Maybe they'll do some more generic dragoons somewhere down the line.
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Posted by Peter on 03 Nov 2020, 16:10

Welcome Tom! And I hope to see some of those painted figures here on the forum! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 03 Nov 2020, 18:37

Me too.
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