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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 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 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 Erich von Manstein on 24 Nov 2021, 20:49

M153 - WWII Italian Infantry in defence
13 poses with a good variety of different headgear. Summer/tropical dress, suitable for North Africa and the Mediterranean. :thumbup:

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Posted by Fire at Will on 24 Nov 2021, 21:36

Looks like I will need to upgrade my Bersaglieri
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Nov 2021, 22:27

Wow those look great. Can’t wait to see what despartaferro does with them…
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Posted by MABO on 24 Nov 2021, 23:16

Great to see some more Italians for the desert. The Waterloo1815 sets are not the best option.
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Posted by KenzoSato on 24 Nov 2021, 23:47

Fantastic.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 26 Nov 2021, 07:29

This weeks preview reveals some interisting figures again. :thumbup:

WWII French Foreign Legion support weapons set?
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Can‘t identify the headgear of the figure with certainty from this angle? Early to mid 20th century, could be late WWI / interwar German helmet (in foreign use)?
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A dramatic Nap. Bavarian infantry grunt (hopefully from an upcoming firing line set).
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Honestly, too early in the morning for me to properly identify this nice 19th century figure? Nap. Prussian Landwehr (if so, hopefully firing line as well)?
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Guessing and identifying the regularly shown figures is the most welcome friday activity, isn't it? :-D :yeah:
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Posted by MABO on 26 Nov 2021, 09:12

I guess as well, that the last figure is a Prussian officer.
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Posted by Peter on 26 Nov 2021, 20:55

MABO wrote:I guess as well, that the last figure is a Prussian officer.

No, no, it's a postman taking revenge on the dog who bit him last week! :mrgreen:
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Posted by KenzoSato on 28 Nov 2021, 19:21

The Italian infantry in Africa is very interesting, but there is a mistake. Bersaglieri have feathers on the right side of the helmet and not left.
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