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Hi Pa! I will chime in that the russian shirt is very different from the bulgarian tunic. The gimnastiorka is very difficult to morph into a buttoned tunic. Then of course it is your right to take any figure and call it what you want. And it is our right not to call it so.
Eastern European certainly are over looked. Early and late war Serbians have been over looked. Certainly, the Lawerance of Arabic set cries out for some Arabs on foot.
What I really would like to see is the artillery crews to be sold separately especially A001 and the 9.2". Tank crews British/French/American/German are also a must!
Talking the the 9.2" - yet another excellent contribution using this set.
Well, I did intend to keep
my reply short in the last two sentences. Now I see that it might be read as condescending, wich was not the intention, and I appologize
if it was read as such. I just wanted to say that it is a personal choice on deciding what compromises you are willing to do when accepting a figure in your army. I had worked on a russian WW I army, where besides Hat (not at all
happy with missing bayonets on rifles), Zvezda and Strelets, the horrible Redbox Boxer uprising russians are also serving in infantry, with painted peaks where there are not any. But the Redbox set works for me, the peak on the cap
was so small anyway, that even at close look they are ok for WW I painted accordingly. The Zvezda infantry will do more duty in WW II as border guards and NKVD troops along the Zvezda dedicated set. I did look into painting Hat russians as bulgarians, but the major obstacle was the gimnastiorka. Thus your reply, discouraging Strelets from making a dedicated set of bulgarians, did frustrate a couple of the fellow contributers on this forum.
Many thanks for taking the time to post this here PDA. Info on the Bulgarians is quite scarce, and sadly missing from the overview at Landhips: