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A set of WW1 Serbian Infantry 1914-15 in winter gear and with machine guns as this is a big gap in early WW1 Armies and would suit the Strelets style well.
Classic French Foreign Legion for North Africa in the colonial period. I think there could be a market for this, since it's been so long since anyone produced a new FFL set.
The figures from the WW1/2 artillery sets as stand alone sets. I am sure that I am not the only modeller who would like more of these figures. This makes ecomonic sense Certainly, Ace's artllery sets could do with gun crews.
For new products a French and Russian summer and winter gun crews would be usefulas would sappers for all combatants
Cumberland's British Dragoons for the Jacobite rebellion. Because I'd like to see Strelets's excellent Highlanders chasing them through the heather (sometimes history just gets it wrong).
Government Artillery Jacobite rebellion.
Again I will have to plump for a wild west(gun fighters,cowboys& townsfolk)set.
British and Jacobite artillery and cavalry to go with the Strelets Jacobites.
ACW Union Iron Brigade! Of all the so called "cookie cutter" uniforms of the war, outside of Zouaves, this was the most distinctive uniform of either side! PLUS, you could legimately make 2 sets; one early war & one later war! Still distinctive, but 2 very different uniforms!
Lawrence of Arabia...and Strelets are already working on it...so I'm a happy man :-)
Napoleonic ottomans no one else has made these and would go great with strelets egypt campaign.
1940 BEF - Only the expensive and limited Zvezda range. I owuld love to see a full set.
The Streltsi bonus figures. I'll never have the chance to get them all, because many of them come with boxes which are not my topic.
But I would also buy several of the other sets suggested here, like the Makhonvists, Artillery crews, and WW1 Serbian infantry. If cleverly done, they could be the basis for many a (painting) conversion.
Some very good and reasonable suggestions so far.
Entirely agreed on the RCW Makhnovist, WWI Serbs, French Foreign Legion, Napoleonic Ottomans and the WWI/II artillery crews.
Any suggestion I could add should concentrate on the topics Strelets already offers within its well-established product lines I feel. So I won't ask for any Spanish Civil War, Russo-Japanese War or Byzantine Empire figures or the like... .
Considering that Strelets complemented the ever hungry WWII market with some interisting & original sets lately, what about one (or better two) sets depicting Japanese infantry in cold weather gear for China/Manchuria?
This could form a good starting point to finally fill an important but completely overlooked & neglected WWII gap. The whole theatre could be covered with only a few more sets imho. Add at least 2 sets of Chinese infantry in different uniform and a set of Japanese cavalry and we already have a good base for the chinese theatre of war 1937-45.
Otherwise I have to advocate for the WWI Serbs as well.
The Hät/Coates & Shine ones are an offence against the hobby.
The current centenary should be a good opportunity to finally add some decent & worthwhile figures for this important WWI belligerent.
Definately some WW2 Chinese which could be used up to Korea. Also I would still like to have some WW1 Italians to go with the Austrians in a light green plastic as this was a huge conflict for that time. That would be my one set. Best Regards! Cappy
SYW Prussian or Austrian (their coats & horse furniture differ) cuirassiers.
No-one makes them in 1/72 or even in 20mm metal. No one even looks like making them. They're a vital SYW troop type.
If Strelets wanted another Russian theme: SYW Russians (infantry, cavalry, artillery).
As above, no-one makes them in 1/72 & they were major opponents of the Prussians.
Anyone for Zorndorf?
Haiti Revolution of the 1790's to early 1800's - infantry with Toussaint L'ouverture and a few other Officers included in the box.
The Haitians achieved the only truly successful slave revolt in history, and managed to fight off armies from the three great Empires of France, Britain and Spain (trouncing an army led by Napoleons Brother-in-Law no less). Toussaint is one of histories under-rated Generals, considering his huge achievement.
These models would look awesome in Strelets style, i'm picturing them looking abit like Strelets French in Egypt range but with appropriate headgear.
Failing this, I'd join the folks who have suggested Napoleonic Ottomans.
a thread above about Anglo-Boer war makes us wonder if a further set or two, devoted to this subject, can be of interest to you.
The first one popping into mind is a Boar artillery set.