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PSR have reviewed the British Infantry on the March and although generally a very favourable review but I can not help thinking the review scoring is harsh.
Historical Accuracy critisism of the knapsack pouches and the shoulders wings can be easily recterfied with sharpe knife as PSR say so thereselves and in the case of the shoulder wings, Strelets put them on as they were thought it would be easier to remove them to create centre units, than to add them to create flank companies.
It would appear they have been marked down for the sergeant’s spontoon being to short and the flag being slightly under size, scoring 9 I think it is a little bit harsh but I could understand that score.
Sculpting scored 8 I find really hard to understand this, if you read the review PSR state they are slimmer and more anatomically correct, I think the sculpting in general is at least as good if not better than Strelets have produced in the past, so therefore I can not understand how they would not score at least a 9 or maybe even a 10.
I am great fan of PSR Website it is an essential part of 1/72 scale figure collecting and I probably visit it daily but, I think they should reconsider there scoring for the sculpting on this set.
You won't change PSR - their sculpting score depends on their personal taste.
Strelets' new figures are slim and life-like, with lots of character (as many others mentioned before). Other manufacturer's figures are slimmer. But IMHO often as stiff and 'life-like' as mannequins in a shop window...
The PSR sculpting score is the one I usually ignore. There always are pictures and we have our own eyes and taste
BTW: there are few manufacturers left producing new sets. Strelets ist the most active and innovative.
Maybe some day PSR will read: Plenty (of) Strelets Reviews
I think the score is appropriate not the best that is possible but close, which based on previous sets is high praise from PSR, personally I'd give them an 8 to be consistant with other sets scores.... Still I think the proof of the pudding is in how quickly they sell out, if I was collecting british napoleonic they would be on my list...
I think a fair score, it is my favorite Strelets set ever, so far, If you score a ten, there is no where to go if a better set comes along, so 9/10 is realistically as good as it gets. Well there be a better set ? I doubt it
I don't know if this helps but if you tally up the: Historical Accuracy, the Pose Quality, the Pose No., the Sculpting and the mold Strelets British Infantry On The March scores 47 out of 50! Which in my opinion is a very good score. If we compare this overall score with Hat British Peninsular Infantry overall score they score 46!
So Strelets beat out Hat! Brian look at the bigger picture don't get upset by that one category!...and now the winners of the gold medal for the Best Sculpted Miniatures
of 2017...STRELETS TEAM!!!
Although I visit PSR a lot,very rarely does the scoring system affect my purchases.(actually never)
And realistically does anyone refuse to purchase a box of soldiers because of a stray epaulette here or a missing scabbard there?Really??
And may I add how much I anticipate getting these latest Nappies..great work Strelets!
I never bother with PSR's scores. I look at the pictures, read their review and then make my own mind up as to whether I want those figures in my collection or not. Sometimes the quality of the sculpting isn't my main criteria and lack of alternatives might sway me which is how I ended up buying WWII FFL and Bosnian Handschar, which I will paint and use at some time even though they are horrible figures. I remember when Strelets first came on the scene they did some awful sets (for a while they had a penchant for depicting medieval cavalrymen wielding two hand weapons that would have pitched them out of their saddle if they had really tried to use them on horseback) but we liked their innovation and many of us found that a lick of paint worked wonders and really brought some of the figures alive. Since then they have massively improved their sculpting and production quality and I'm so glad that we supported them through the growing years and they have become one of the best manufacturers around nowadays. PSR offers an invaluable chance to see good scans of figures and they are perfectly entitled to put whatever score they like but it doesn't influence my purchasing choices.