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China Han Dynasty, Song Dynasty, Qing Dynasty; Korean Three Kingdoms, Koryo Dynasty; Japan. Greek, Spartan, Persian, Egypt, Assyria, Mongols, Byzantine.
with all due respect, there are plenty of various sets for all of these periods.
There's little sense in repeating what's been done already.
Who has done III Century Romans?
I'm afraid I have missed it!
No Romans from Severo to Numeriano
I think....but I could be wrong
I'm not an ancients fan at all, but Strelets have repeated, in at least three different formats, many Napoleonic styles which have been produced by many other manufacturers so the arguement against from Strelets doesn't really stack up! But if Strelets wants to produce figures little covered by others try some Napoleonic Bardin Uniform French Artillery. With the exception of Airfix no one has covered this, and the Airfix set is of no real quality.
Heck, I'm still waiting for sets to finish off the US side of 1812! You don't need to go overboard. I'd be happy with a set of US regulars, like the militia, a set of summer militia, US cavalry, US artillery & maybe some Creek Indians so I can fight the Battle Of New Orleans & I'll be happy.
Good suggestions, Bert!
Yes, please add to War of 1812. I personally don't mind taking a year or two so I can focus financially on multiple themes during the new sets release season, but any longer and the excitement begins to fade. :sweat_smile:
there are some sets for the ancient & medieval chinese dynasties, but there also existed early cavalry (horsemen & chariots) and even really exotic artillery - so there could be done a completion.
Ancient japanese (nothing with samurai! :slightly_frowning_face: ) and korean sets aren't available, as far as i know.
I can't really miss any greeks (even though i don't get the figures with style & things i want them to have :grin: ), ancient egyptians, assyrians and even mongols, though being a mongol fan. New sets would meen new poses - very good, but i can understand if a manufacturer don't want to risk anything.
Half a gap is ancient India = Chandragupta Maurya Empire - the existing sets didn't do that well - and byzanthines (same problem with the smallest minimum of sets for an empire i know), as well as good huns or Vlad III. Drăculea Țepeș having his problems "solved".
Real gaps are:
(medieval) asian nomads like Hsiung-nu, Gök-turks, Xianbei, Avars and Magyars at least cause a part of their troops had special equipment & weapons.
Also medieval India is not provided at all (indian elephants wouldn't be the real novelty, but give the possibility to new styles - full armour, no tower, different tasks like siege, standard-bearing, attack, using tusks & feet & flails or tusk-swords and even been used for constructing-works).
Ancient sailors of different cultures.
Ancient marching-camps (here also medieval nomadic!?).
I became a fan of civilians, so i need european, south-mediterranean/ near eastern & asian, as well as native american civilians and different legations.
Without beeing a modern-fan i just know there are no Musket Wars Maori or Hawaiians and no "Wild Division" with men on their crouching and couchant horses ready for ambushes.
The biggest gap for me is Byzantines, existing sets are utterly inadequate. I think people have a point with medieval India although not of personal interest. Redbox have covered a lot of East Asian subjects but I think there are quality issues.Obviously there are commercial issues and what would sell, I'm not sure there is much interest in Korea or even China, might be wrong but that is my impression. Overall, I think late Byzantines would fill a big gap and might have a reasonable market, certainly be a different enemy from Anglo-Saxons for your lovely Normans.
I'd also love to see 13th century Chinese Song Dynasty, Korean Koryo Dynasty and Japanese Kamakura era (very different to the 16th-17th era covered by others) sets none of which have been done before.
Also agree about the abandoned War of 1812 line - would like US Dragoons, Scott's Infantry Brigade, Canadian Voltigeurs and Royal Marines in trousers.
I would be interested in every ancient/medieval topic.
Sometimes there are new surprising sets/eras, I had ever thought ... and afterwards I like to collect and buy.
One big gap is (already mentioned) Byzantines (e.g. early = Justinian, middle = around 8/9/10 th century, later and late ...)
I'm still hoping to get Roman (imperial and republican) command sets (even big box 907 provide some nice figures). But with the large amount of Imperial Roman Sets I would buy command sets in a large number!
... and what I also like to see is an expansion of the punic war range with hellenistic troups (Macedonian (Philip V), Seleucides (Antiochos III), etc., infantry, cavalry, elephants, ...)
By the way, are there any roman onagers on the market? Would be nice to have, but i don't find any catapult which is maximum human size.
If there is non, maybe Strelets could make a set of onagers with crew?
Strelets makes a couple of Ancient style artillery sets for consideration:
If you are in Britain, there is an ebay seller doing 3d prints of onagers, ballistas, testudos and other things. Look up 1/72 roman 3d on ebay
Thanks Garrison and Michael,
well the figures of the two Strelets Sets are quite good - just the catapults are not the style and also to big for my purpose.
Are they available on the market? (Haven't looked right now...)
I'm not in Britain, but i'll look it up and maybe i nevertheless can get them.