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I am so disappointed with this set and a little angry, the one and only positive is that we now have a 1/72 ECW cavalry set,and the we also know the next one made will be better,it cant be worse.What on earth are Waterloo thinking of,they are hardy new to the hobby. The horses four running poses, all wrong ! Horse furniture wrong. One pose with a sword and no spare sword arm for the forth figure......it beggars belief.I hope PSR give`s this set the rock bottom low score it so thoroughly deserves.
would the 3 other figures in the set pass for saxon or bavarian cuirassiers during the siege of vienna period.if so at least thats something anyway.
As mentioned elsewhere, they wouldn't be an exact match either. Especially, for reasons of fashion. The cut of the coats was different in the 1680s. Notably, coats used to have quite large cuffs by then (however, a famous painting representing the battle of Vienna in 1683 by either an anonymous artist or, sometimes, attributed to Franz Geffels, dated to 1688 and preserved in the Vienna Army Museum, shows Maximilan II. Emanuel in the midst of his cuirassiers. No cuffs are recognizable but, instead, their arms are completely covered by armour, just as they were in the old days). And, usually, pistol holsters and saddles appear to have been covered with cloths (not of the fantasy type shown with the figures) by the 1680s, while up to the mid-century or so for the greater part they seem to have remained uncovered.
Found this on the net:
what is the size in mm ! what can i use them for !i now it can be used for ecw and tyw
Don't know their size in mm yet. What you can use them for, besides ECW and TYW, you mean? Well, should pass for Austrian or Saxon cuirassiers, for example, 2nd half 17th century, up to c.1700. Not an exact match but, actually, they aren't an exact match for ECW or TYW cavalry either, are they?
Well, the trumpet (the instrument) is really far from okay (see link above for a real 17th century trumpet; here a link to another period trumpet: http://trumpetmaker.yolasite.com/birckholtz---trumpet.php ; those used in England were of exactly the same type), and the same is true of the trumpeter. He is equipped like an ordinary harquebusier/ironside trooper but I would expect special costume such as a cassock, preferably with hanging sleeves, and a hat, even with parliamentary cavalry, definitely no carbine. Equally, the cornet should wear officer's dress. And the appearance of the saddle is really quite far from any TYW or ECW period saddle I have ever seen. I cannot remember any such saddles from contemporary illustrations, nor do I know of any extant original.
I can only say I my defence that when I first saw the pictures they looked like triple barred pots.
But on the other hand you're also right - zischagge were about but not in those kind of numbers.
The trumpeter should - you are correct - look more like the Revell figure but having him with a seperate arm means the trumpet itself is less of a problem as the figure can be used for other things.