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Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

Gentlemen,

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.

Best regards,

Strelets

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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.

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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.

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

Good suggestions, Bert!

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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:

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

Well,

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.

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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.

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

Graham Korn
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.
The RedBox ones are "not old enough". Meaning they are early modern. For sure they can be used for at least end of medieval era, but that's all.
I'm talking about armies under personalities like Sun Bin and Ban Chao and stuff like from Mao Yuanyi: Wǔbèi Zhì, Jiao Yu and Liu Bowen: Huǒ Lóng Jīng, Zeng Gongliang: Wǔ Jīng Zǒng Yào, Chou Mi: Kuei hsin tsa-chih, Qing: Bīng jì zhǐ zhǎng túshuō, Qi Jiguang: Jixiao Xinshu and at last Lin Yu: Wuyue Beishi.

Byzanthines - okay, but then nomads which arrived in the west would be good enemies, and these nomads would need chinese armies to repell them, so they travelled to the west :wink: .

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

Strelets
Gentlemen,

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.

Best regards,

Strelets
Apologies in advance, Strelets, and with all due respect to your wonderful product of which I have lots, subjects such as Napoleonic British and French, American Civil War, WW1 French and WW2 Japanese have been extremely well covered in the past by others so this comes across as somewhat ironic given that you are pumping out the very same in large volume.

What attracted me originally to Strelets was this mission statement on your homepage: "Strelets*R was founded in 1998 to fill the gaps in the figure market that had previously had to be filled with conversions by collectors themselves"
http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/About.aspx

Of course, I don't run a figure company and have any commercial pressures in that area so what do I know? Caesar seem to have adopted a business model of producing masses of WW2 Germans for the uncritical nazi fan-boy market to finance other more esoterical subjects such as their nice Ming Dynasty Infantry so perhaps that works?

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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.

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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, ...)

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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?

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

Strelets makes a couple of Ancient style artillery sets for consideration:


Set A009

http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2319


Set A010

http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2324

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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

Re: a lot of new planned sets - but no ancient

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.