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I consulted with my "1 Cent Coffee Table Top Mystic Seer Fortune Teller" this morning and asked it "Will Strelets make some follow-up ACW action sets to go with their excellent marching set/sets?" The answer on my fortune ticket was "All signs appear favorable."
Although I'm not all that superstitious, do you think there is any chance I can believe it?
those 3 old sets sold more than 4000 boxes each, which is about 3 times more, than usual production run of a set these days. That gives us some hope for commercial prospects of ACW sets. Having said that, one should bear in mind, that there were no viable plastic alternatives to these sets back then, as all other sets of different manufacturers didn't cover this subject, whereas there is no lack of rank and file soldiers for this conflict. We shall see how things will develop in time and adjust our plans accordingly.
to be quite honest, there's nothing wrong with the existing ACW sets in terms of their manufacturing standards - all seem quite good as they are.
We shall test our slightly different approach to this subject by going through various consecutive stages of a battle and see how successful it's going to be. "Squeeze all in one set" approach has been tested by other manufacturers already and we can hardly add anything new to that.
I have to agree here, I own every ACW set in 1/72 and many metal figures in 20mm, and most if not all are appalling. The decent ones are out of print like the Accurate/Revell sets but even those sets were lacking. Oddly even big companies like Italeri have failed to produce good sets for the era, oversized artillery and the already mentioned cartoonish oversized heads. IMEX actually had some good, not great, infantry poses but were only released in their artillery kits! The newly re-issued Esci sets had a few good figures but also many unnecessary prone poses. Most metal 20mm figures are awful which leaves the customer with very little to choose from, strange considering the period is so popular.
following your recommendations:
ill take a few sets of those.
Wow, dismounted skirmishing cavalry!! Great news. I have been waiting for these for a long time.
A big thank you Strelets!!
If you get me in to the ACW Strelets I will not forgive you
With all due respect, that's the least of our sins - one of our visitors in another thread wrote, that we are depriving his nephew and niece of their Christmas presents ! What can be meaner than that!
Well your clearly heartless , they are brilliant ,truly authentic looking, your on to a real winner with these guys, can`t wait to see a Confederate firing line set
Thank you very much for posting additional pictures of the CSA Marching Masters. All weekend whenever I can get a free moment, I save the images to my laptop so I can zoom-in and really enjoy all of the Master's details. I just can't get enough of looking at them.
Your Sculptor is doing a phenomenal job.
BTW, on the Confederate side, I especially like the blanket rolls worn over the shoulder. Makes them look so "Classic!" Can't wait to see them in Gray color.
hopefully, you'll like these ones as well.
Wow wow please release them soon!!
I'll second that, Traveller. Wonderful figures. Wonderful surprise.
Very good once again, a firing line must be on the way, cant wait to see it, bravo Strelets loving this stream of sculpts your showing us / teasing us with
Please Strelets keep in mind that many of the existing sets by Imex. Esci, Accurate were small in scale, around 22-23 mm, these new ones produced by you should also be in that range. 25 or even 26mm will make them stand out too much!
life is full of surprises and not all of them are nasty.
If that be so, then perhaps my long wait for ACW Union Iron Brigade early & late war in blue might finally be realized?!
Tho, I must admit, I'm still hoping for lots more War of 1812 sets!
This news is probably the most anticipated set ever, just some suggestions for Strelets:
-Must have fixed bayonets, the whole point and joy of seeing a marching column is the gleam of bayonets.
-Add a sprue with separate knapsacks customers can glue on the back of figures missing rolled blankets across the shoulder.
-Please think about size, not too large!