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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 18 Dec 2021, 18:55

A small foretaste of future Nap. Russian Jaegers in winter dress.
An excellent promise for the coming year! :thumbup:

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 07 Jan 2022, 20:26

First preview this year, a really nice one. ;-)

Nap. Russian Infantry (in greatcoats)
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Nap. Bavarian Infantry (in defence?)
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WSS Infantry/Grenadiers
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Posted by KenzoSato on 07 Jan 2022, 20:53

Very good
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jan 2022, 21:52

Those bavarians look promesing! :thumbup:
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Posted by CPN on 07 Jan 2022, 22:23

Good evening,
My humble analysis based on previous teasers and products:
These are the Russian Jagers in winter even if the Jagers never had flags.
The other ones are Napoleonic Bavarian in square.
For WSS, I have no clue.
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Posted by Flambeau on 08 Jan 2022, 01:50

Looking at the first WoSS figure this could be a Spanish grenadier. the other two are pretty generic. So perhaps Spanish Line infantry?

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Posted by Rich W on 12 Jan 2022, 00:11

Very original poses in all 3 pictures.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 14 Jan 2022, 08:03

Some very nice WSS figures again. :thumbup:

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Posted by Susofrick on 14 Jan 2022, 09:05

For some reason one of them reminds me of Atlantic! Great to see and one must try to be strong to not start with a new era!
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Posted by PhilC on 14 Jan 2022, 10:56

Susofrick wrote:Great to see and one must try to be strong to not start with a new era!


Excellent masters indeed. And I've been strong so far, bought a few boxes but painted none of them :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 17 Jan 2022, 19:24

Stronger than me I put one on my table already.
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Posted by Minuteman on 17 Jan 2022, 20:21

PhilC wrote:
Excellent masters indeed. And I've been strong so far, bought a few boxes but painted none of them :mrgreen:


Start painting them and you will find that you are hooked. Those big, bold cuffs, the decoration around the officer's tricornes... the realisation that there is more to painting colourful uniforms than simply 'Napoleonics'.... :-D :yeah:
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Posted by PhilC on 17 Jan 2022, 21:28

... and the flags! Funnier than in most other periods - a good challenge for handpainting !
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Posted by MikeRC97 on 01 Feb 2022, 14:48

PSC posted a review of the Russian Napoleonic Jaegers (in summer dress):

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=2345

Very high marks and in the pics the figures look just as good as the masters previewed by Strelets.

PSC has the average height of the figures as 24mm, same as the Zvezda Russian Heavy Infantry Grenadiers. As soon as I can get my hands on a set of the Strelets figures I will post some comparison pics.

It seems like Strelets has two main sculptors working for them these days. The Napoleonic and WWII sets (with the masters sculpted in red) appear to be very similar to the Esci/Italeri style of figures while the WSS figures are a bit chunkier, but still very nice. I really hope they continue to use the sculptor that is working on the Napoleonic and WWII sets as I really like style of these figures.
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Posted by Bessiere on 01 Feb 2022, 18:33

Another excellent set by Strelets. I can't say enough great things about PSR as I re-entered the hobby 4 years ago and was rather overwhelmed with the various choices. The pictures and size comparisons quickly eliminated buying many sets and helped me find precisely those I wanted. I likely would have spent several hundred dollars purchasing sets just to see what they looked like. PSR is an invaluable resource.

I am just starting a Russian army and look forward to using the Strelets set for light infantry. Still waiting on those new Redbox Cossack units, is there any release date for those? Thanks again for your dedication to the hobby. 1/72 is either in your blood or it isn't. Airfix set me on this road over 50 years ago. Amazing how far things have progressed for those who love this scale.
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Posted by Kekso on 03 Feb 2022, 07:28

I don't agree with Russian Jaegers ratings. Many poses look too stiff and unnatural. Derails aren't too crisp.
Just to be clear, figures look good but not like 9 or 10.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 07 Feb 2022, 17:00

Strelets revealed another fantastic looking set in its entirety today. :thumbup:
274 - Nap. Bavarian Infantry in square

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Posted by Peter on 08 Feb 2022, 16:18

Wonderfull figures but I miss some kneeling ones. ;-)
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Posted by Flambeau on 08 Feb 2022, 18:47

Peter wrote:Wonderfull figures but I miss some kneeling ones. ;-)


I'm not quite sure about the Bavarian drill, but our image of a square is very much inspired by the iconic pictures of the British squares at Waterloo. In fact to have the outer ranks kneeling was not as common as we tend to think. You will have a hard time to find paintings showing Russian squares with kneeling soldiers, all paintings that I know of show everybody standing.

We had the discussion a while ago over at the Strelets forum and this is what Strelets had to say about the topic:

"Russian squares were hollow, unless they were caught by a sudden attack of a foe on the march, then marching columns could build a solid square.
Suvorov's squares were of a battalion or regimental strength with 1-2 companies on each side and one inside as a reserve. They were primary battle formations to be used against "basurmans" (Muslims), as opposed to lines or columns, used against European armies.
Squares were attacking (!) formations, they were supposed to repel initial fierce charge of muslim cavalry and then counter-attack in this formation, hence no chance for kneeling line. Two rear lines were shooting, the front line used bayonets. This tactics was used in European wars as well ...,"

French infantry apperently used both versions

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... _06267.JPG

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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gefecht_v ... A1ndez.JPG

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The Brunswickers at Quatre Bras might have been standing as well:
http://uniformenportal.de/picture.php?/283/categories

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http://uniformenportal.de/picture.php?/285/categories

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as was the practice with other German troops (but not the KGL).

Certainly warrants some more research.
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Posted by Peter on 08 Feb 2022, 19:04

I think it depends on the situation on the battlefield if there were kneeling soldiers or not. Very interesting information by the way! Like it! Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

PS: you are member of an other forum? :shock: :-D :joker:
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