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Re: Scots Greys

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?

Re: Scots Greys

Alan Buckingham
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.
I totally agree with Alan B's case for "Scots Greys" right out of the arts.

The first sets of Strelets that sold me on them, were and still are the British Crimean cavalry sets - all of them.

The hats, helmets, facial details, uniform details and poses are magnificent. I love them all, but the Heavies in those metal helmets especially.

Further the Big Box complementary sets are simply outstanding!

Strelets must, must, must, make a set of Scots Grays without the oil skin covers to complement their Napoleonic Highlanders, and I will not, not, not, abdicate on this idea, as I'm sure the General would agree.

I hope others here jump on the band wagon and also request this famously awesome British Cavalry set.

Re: Scots Greys

Peninsular British Light and Heavy dragoons are a bit more urgent than yet another Scots Grey set.

Re: Scots Greys

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
Danny

Re: Scots Greys

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!

Re: Scots Greys

GarrisonClay
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!
Sorry you are wrong it is the 1/32 scale lot that play with toy soldiers 1/72 people have historical miniatures LOL

Re: Scots Greys

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:

Re: Scots Greys

GarrisonClay
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:
Hey Garrison, do you have any pics of your Terminator Army? I've been trying to find some info about that Playset Terminator figure line you mentioned on the web and have come up with nothing!

Re: Scots Greys

Dear Mark T.

In Brief,
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


REVIEW: http://www.battlegrip.com/?s=terminator+3.75%22&submit=Search


EBAY: https://www.ebay.com/itm/5Pcs-Set-Terminator-Movie-Action-T-700-3-75-Figure-Auction-Collection-Loose-Toy/263314145195?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

(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.

Good luck!

Re: Scots Greys

zirrian
Peninsular British Light and Heavy dragoons are a bit more urgent than yet another Scots Grey set.
These two sets are going to be made by another manufacturer who are currently running crowdfunding, I would rather wait for those than have Strelets duplicating them even though Strelets would make a much better job of making them.

Re: Scots Greys

Steve H
zirrian
Peninsular British Light and Heavy dragoons are a bit more urgent than yet another Scots Grey set.
These two sets are going to be made by another manufacturer who are currently running crowdfunding, I would rather wait for those than have Strelets duplicating them even though Strelets would make a much better job of making them.
100$ on those sets never to be made. They are cursed.

Re: Scots Greys

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.

Re: Scots Greys

Ortwin
with Sergeant Charles Ewart in "Contact" with a french Lancer about the captured Flag of the 45th Regiment?
Ortwin.

Figures for Sgt. Ewart capturing the eagle are available in 1/72 white metal from Waterloo 1815:

http://www.hatitalywaterloo.it/shop/product_info.php?cPath=248&products_id=5735

Click on the picture to enlarge it and go to the next pic to get a decent look at them. Nice figures I think.

I agree with some of the others I want Scots Greys in bearskins without oilskin covers, when a unit has a distinctive uniform feature I like to see it.

For the small numbers I want I can use another set with head swaps but that won't work for you if you want 400. If Strelets aren't interested then you could try lobbying ACTA to make their 1/32 set in 1/72. But Strelets should know that if they made this set and they looked good, I don't think I'd be able to resist buying them, count me in.

Re: Scots Greys

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:

Re: Scots Greys

Graeme
Ortwin
with Sergeant Charles Ewart in \"Contact\" with a french Lancer about the captured Flag of the 45th Regiment?
Ortwin.

Figures for Sgt. Ewart capturing the eagle are available in 1/72 white metal from Waterloo 1815:

http://www.hatitalywaterloo.it/shop/product_info.php?cPath=248&products_id=5735

Click on the picture to enlarge it and go to the next pic to get a decent look at them. Nice figures I think.

I agree with some of the others I want Scots Greys in bearskins without oilskin covers, when a unit has a distinctive uniform feature I like to see it.

For the small numbers I want I can use another set with head swaps but that won\'t work for you if you want 400. If Strelets aren\'t interested then you could try lobbying ACTA to make their 1/32 set in 1/72. But Strelets should know that if they made this set and they looked good, I don\'t think I\'d be able to resist buying them, count me in.
Oh yes, thank you. They are nice! I'll buy them.

And i also thought that something famous should work good, when skilled manufacturers do them.