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We often ask for and get figures that are historically accurate, good news, but every now and then you want a set straight out of the movie, in this case Waterloo, or Lady Grey`s painting Scotland forever, not an oil skin cover in sight ! Qualiticast used to do them in our scale in metal, they are superb, I have a handful and wish I had a lot more. Would the set sell, if done well like hot cakes what fan of the 100 days would not want them.
Please, no more Scots Greys. I would rather see those areas of the hobby as yet not represented than reproduce a set that is already out there, albeit in an inferior form. As for buying many, how many do you need for one regiment? 400 men or there abouts, which equates to 16 figures if 1:25, 20 if 1:20. Yes they look pretty but you need more Netherlands Hussars and Carabineers than Scots Greys and neither of the former have any genuine representation. I will stick with my 16 figures from the "I" manufacturer, which replaced those of the "E" manufacturer many years ago.
Hmm, the argument about missing Sets is often more than true okay, but i don't want a propotional amount, i want the 400. So thanks for the tip - i have to look for the Qualiticast Set to get them more lively and in a usefull action (mostly running-swordswinging riders and shooting infantry are a bit strange in a bigger amount, as we all know).
But what do you all think about recreations of true events on older battlefields - not just like the scots-english Sergeant in this case?
Peninsular British Light and Heavy dragoons are a bit more urgent than yet another Scots Grey set.
I have to agree with Zirrian. There are plenty of mainstream sets waiting to be produced.
As nice as Lady Butler's painting is, the fact is that the Greys only fought in one battle in the Napoleonic wars, wore oilskin covers and didn't carry Guidons on the day.
Just like the well known painting of Cuirassiers charging uphill against a Highland square. It just didn't happen.
I prefer historical sets to Fantasy
Everything we do with toy figures are fantasy, whether you call it re-inacting, wargaming, making dioramas, collecting or simply make-believe.
The closest thing to actual historical accuracy are the figures Strelets and others make.
That one battle the Scots Greys fought in, Waterloo, is the stuff history is made of. Strelets should make the Scots Greys who faught with and alongside the Highlanders and thereby complete that aspect of the battle which led to the British victory.
The Scots Greys didn't charge through or over the Highlanders, they walked through them to avoid trampling their own men, so it's highly likely some of the men did in fact hang onto the stirrups to advance and use the horses and men's legs as cover. Is the fact overexagerated that they all advanced at full gallup with Highlanders hanging on for dear life, I'd bet that didn't happen.
Reegardless, Strelets should make a set of Scots Greys to complete a very famous aspect of the Battle of Waterloo, and also I would hope make a couple of (2) Highlanders that could be plugged into a Grey's horse portraying Highlanders hanging onto the horses, for the simple historical reason both the Greys and Highlanders have official details of this in their records.
That would really be fun having these poses!
P.S. Strelets: I sure wish you would sculpt a few Casualty Figures for the Highlanders also like you did for the ACW Range. Excellent work there!
I humbly stand corrected, hang my head in shame, and accept 20 lashes with the cat-o-tails, and beg not to be banished from this historical forum, and exiled to a land of fantasy, for the simple truth is it was a mob of my 1:18 scale Terminators who put a plasma gun to my head and made me say such untruths! I swear! Long live the 1/72nd'ers.
Have a fun weekend :wink:
Dear Mark T.
Here's what you need to know:
* The 1:18 3.75" Line was made and released by "Playmates" (sorry, I misquoted elsewhere)
* The Line was released in 2009 with the Terminator 4 movie, Salvation
* There are two (2) Terminators without skin, Silver 3.75" and Black 4.0"
* REVIEW of them, paste link in browser and each inside review; click on all; many pics
* eBay - The only auction I know/bought from for multiple figures in Silver; Black can't find
* If you just want 1 figure, they come in a plastic bubble card display w/weapons
(5 for $30 (w/o package/weapons) is a good price (I've bought from this seller; they deliver)
I can't find the black ones lately and was told not making anymore. Careful, there are also 7" up to 12" and they all look the same, except, the 3.75" have no visible hydrolic lines at the head and shoulders. Bigger ones do.
Although the main webpage of the maker says the crowdfunding has only reached 7 out 10 a post by the company's admin person has stated on the the dragoons crowdfunding post that they have been approved for manufacture.
This other company has no idea how to keep its customers happy & informed & updates its webpages only about four times a year if that.
The final words in the post above says it all.
"If strelets made them & they looked good I don't think I would be able to resist buying them".
I think most of us would agree with this statement.:laughing: