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Posted by Bessiere on 28 Oct 2021, 15:17

Never be a musician in a highlander regt, they all get killed but look very good while doing so. If I have another 10 years I will get around to building a British army and would love to include these figures. Strelets is going great guns on turning out new sets and the standard of sculpting has improved along the way.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 29 Oct 2021, 07:16

Nice friday preview of what could possibly be:
WWII Italian support weapons mediterranean theatre :yeah:

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 03 Nov 2021, 00:14

Strelets seems to be quite serious about this … :xd: :thumbup:
279 - Nap. Highlanders in Square

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Nov 2021, 01:47

Preview time again. :thumbup:

WWII Australian Infantry (in attack)?

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WWII German Afrika Korps (in defence)?

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 12 Nov 2021, 10:32

This weeks preview is particularly varied again. :thumbup: :yeah:

WWII German Afrika Korps/Mediterranean?
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WWII Italian support weapons North Afrika/Mediterranean Looks like a captured Vickers at first glance, but could also be a Fiat–Revelli Mod. 1914.
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Nap. Russian Jaeger
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 12 Nov 2021, 20:57

I really hope the Russian Jaegers scale well with the Zvezda Heavy Infantry Grenadiers. After 1811, each Russian Grenadier Battalion had one company of Jäger Grenadiers (called Strelki) which I have painted by removing the shako plumes from the Zvezda Grenadier figures. It would be great to mix these Strelet figures into my already painted Russians, but the Zvezda figures are on the large side.

On a side note - I think the two figures above are modelled with the Russian model 1805 rifle that was limited to NCOs and 12 marksmen in each Jäger company. I'm looking forward to seeing more previews of this upcoming set to see if all of the figures are modelled as marksmen.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 17 Nov 2021, 22:34

282 - WWII Obice 75/18 Mod. 35 with Italian Crew
Widely used italian howitzer (sadly without shield option) and 12 crew figures suitable for North Africa & Mediterranean theatre. 2 or 3 guns per box? :thumbup:

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Posted by Bessiere on 18 Nov 2021, 21:56

I had a similar size issue trying to tweak some Zvezda Old guard with some HaT guard Chasseurs. I had to trim down the bearskins a bit and cover the helmet plate. As for the Russian Jaegers I wasn't thrilled with the options but bit the bullet and bought 3 boxes of the Red Box Light Infantry. Now I see these fine fellows coming out. Oy vey! My timing is bordering on terrible.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 19 Nov 2021, 14:07

Friday preview time again. :thumbup:

Anything early to mid 20th century French?
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WWII Australian Infantry support weapons
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Nov 2021, 17:05

Aussies at Defense of Crete imo. Nice!
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Posted by Peter on 19 Nov 2021, 21:23

There is a big contrast between those two Australian figures. One looks to be dressed for summer and the other one, with that long coat, for winter. :eh:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Nov 2021, 21:39

Well I wear shorts in winter…
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Posted by Peter on 19 Nov 2021, 21:51

Bluefalchion wrote:Well I wear shorts in winter…

And I a long coat in summer! :mrgreen:
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Posted by hodude on 19 Nov 2021, 22:13

Well, the desert in North Africa is very cold at night.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Nov 2021, 23:42

Peter wrote:And I a long coat in summer! :mrgreen:


Cuz nothing is underneath.
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Posted by Graeme on 20 Nov 2021, 02:01

hodude wrote:Well, the desert in North Africa is very cold at night.


That's right!

This looks like early morning 'Stand To', waiting for Fliegerkorp X to finish their breakfast.
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Posted by hodude on 20 Nov 2021, 22:34

Then again, I suppose these could be leaning towards Aussies in Syria (which I guess is also cold at night). The French masters are making me suspicious. But also, the new French set could be part of a heavy weapons set. So maybe still Libya. I am okay with SOME Aussies having their iconic hats, but I hope Strelets doesn't get carried away. At Tobruk, it was mostly helmets. Now, if they want to delve into New Guinea at this point (they do have a lot of Japanese sets), I'm okay with that. I just hope they don't go crazy like they did with the New Zealanders. You just never know with Strelets until the set announcements in December.
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Posted by Minuteman on 20 Nov 2021, 22:55

Peter wrote:There is a big contrast between those two Australian figures. One looks to be dressed for summer and the other one, with that long coat, for winter. :eh:


I agree, the two figures do not look to be in the same climate zone. The kneeling figure with the mortar round looks fine, although I do wonder whether serving a mortar while wearing a slouch hat would be very practicable. But the standing Bren Gunner looks rather strange to me, almost like a character from a Phillip Pullman 'Dark Materials' story?? I have seen many photos of Australians at Bardia in 1941 wearing greatcoats, helmets and full webbing, but not in this casual mode.
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Posted by hodude on 21 Nov 2021, 00:05

I do wish sometimes I was privy to Strelets' sculptor's uniform/historical army resources. I wonder where they get the info for putting these sets together.
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Posted by hodude on 24 Nov 2021, 20:04

Well, it looks like Strelets is showing the poses for Italian Infantry in Defense.
Very nice. So I suppose the Aussies are two sets, at least, with some attacking and some heavy weapons or maybe in defense (for Tobruk, maybe).

Things are heating up in the desert.
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