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Totally agree Alan, Ney and the rearguard would make a fantastic set. Now how could I fit that into the Peninsular War?
Best horse Strelets has ever produced!
The front left leg looks incorrect . Both sets of metacarpus bones should be the same length and proportions as should be 1/2/3 phalanx bones. They articulate in particular ways. The middle of the front leg is the carpus not the knee. The rest of the horse looks OK to me. In a diorama it would probably be sunk in snow so it would probably look fine.
Strelets have produced some good horses especially those in the set Into the Valley of Death. For some inexplicable reason the winning streak did not continue and each new set seems to be a fresh attempt from scratch.
The human figures seem to have captured the spirit of the campaign and I can't think of anything Napoleonic in plastic that has this stark realism.
looks a bit heavy for the job but they did have lots of variations. Marbot's sledges were slightly different two man ones and according to accounts were pulled by the cavalry horses.
I'll join the chorus of 'hurrahs', or is that muted shouts of 'vive l'empereur'?!
Great looking masters that will form a set that will be enjoyed and used by modellers and wargamers.
Thanks for (all) the great work Strelets team!
What a great looking set! Wonderful sculpting and inspired poses. My
only question is the second figure in the top row with one bare food. I would
think he'd have torn off rags to wrap around it at least. A man with a bare
foot wouldn't last long in the winter! The pose with the drummer by being
carried is heart-breaking.
i feel sorry for that poor women in that camp wonder what happend to her....
For the bicentennial in 2012, Scott Armstrong put together this marvellous blog (https://napoleon1812.wordpress.com), lifting quotes from eyewitness accounts that have been re-published in various secondary sources.
An example here:
provides some hope in all the horror...