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Posted by Minuteman on 20 Feb 2021, 23:12

Thank you Will, that is very considerate.

I've consulted my 'shrink', and they are advising a strict regime of no more than two WoSS Strelets boxes to be purchased or painted per week, NO Maison du Roi cavalry for at least the next month, and a regular 'calming down diet' every third day of something really bland and deserty (no tricornes, no lace) eg: Strelets LRDG for example.

I have told the shrink that this regime might well collapse when the next batch of Strelets WoSS cavalry comes out, and that the new dragoons (on the march and dismounted) pose a very real risk of rendering me a gibbering wreck fit only for the asylum. But, it's worth a go.

If I do collapse under the strain I will gladly be sending my WoSS figures to your NW England clinic.

I've been here before of course...Zvezda Napoleonics a few years ago. Almost did for me, but I just about managed to pull through...although it was a close run thing, what with those Russian 1812 Hussars. :shock:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 27 Feb 2021, 06:56

This weeks friday preview:
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254 - WSS Dismounted French Dragoons in skirmish
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Posted by Rich W on 28 Feb 2021, 01:06

Possibly my favourite WSS set so far!
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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Feb 2021, 08:42

A pity the horse don't have stirrups :-D

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Posted by Graeme on 28 Feb 2021, 09:09

Ochoin wrote:A pity the horse don't have stirrups :-D

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The horse holder probably parked them in the wrong part of town. :mrgreen:

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The more things change...
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Posted by kinjack on 02 Mar 2021, 22:13

Does anyone know if Strelets will be bringing out Rif War Spanish infantry to oppose their Rifians?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 02 Mar 2021, 23:07

kinjack wrote:Does anyone know if Strelets will be bringing out Rif War Spanish infantry to oppose their Rifians?


You could place this excellent suggestion in the actual Strelets forum.
I imagine that quite a few hobbyists would really welcome an extension of the Rif War towards Spanish units and ultimately the SCW. :thumbup:
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Mar 2021, 09:18

WSS French Dragoons (in attack) are this weeks preview. :yeah:

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Posted by MABO on 06 Mar 2021, 07:45

Are there any rumours about when the next sets are due out?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 10 Mar 2021, 21:43

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 12 Mar 2021, 00:21

This weeks WSS preview:

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Posted by pipers on 12 Mar 2021, 10:47

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Posted by MABO on 12 Mar 2021, 19:01

:read: :sweatdrop: Looking good again, but I am lost identifying the difference between all the units...
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Posted by stephane42 on 13 Mar 2021, 08:54

Yes that makes a lot of new uniforms but in this book you should find some interesting things...
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Posted by Minuteman on 13 Mar 2021, 09:21

The two volumes of 'The Lace Wars by the Funcken partnership is a 'classic' for students of 18th century uniforms. I have the books, and although they are very good they do not provide very much detail on uniforms before about 1720, and none at all for some of the important allied forces on both sides involved in the War of Spanish Succession (for example, Dutch, Danish and Bavarian troops).

It is interesting to see that the Kronoskaf Seven Years War website (a massive and very useful internet resource) is now being extended to cover the War of Spanish Succession.
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Posted by MABO on 14 Mar 2021, 08:16

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Posted by Flambeau on 14 Mar 2021, 10:10

Actually, this is the direct link:

http://kronoskaf.com/wss/index.php?title=Main_Page

or that one

http://www.kronoskaf.com/

the one given by MABO directs to their SYW page and from there seems to be no redirect to the actual main page, starting there might be a bit confusing.
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Posted by Rich W on 14 Mar 2021, 10:59

They look great. Any idea who these guys may be?
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Posted by Flambeau on 14 Mar 2021, 11:54

From the look of them probably generic line cavalry of the period, perhaps French Cavalerie Légère (regular French Line Cavalry), but they might also be Bavarian Dragoons or Prussian Horse. Pretty much usable for most nations if I'm not completely mistaken.
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Posted by MABO on 14 Mar 2021, 12:09

Flambeau wrote:Actually, this is the direct link:

http://kronoskaf.com/wss/index.php?title=Main_Page

or that one

http://www.kronoskaf.com/

the one given by MABO directs to their SYW page and from there seems to be no redirect to the actual main page, starting there might be a bit confusing.


Thanks! This is the better link! :yeah:
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