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Man, my heart - and wallet - jumped when I saw your masters for these beauties. They look to fit in well with the Brunswickers I already have. Very exciting time to be a Napoleonic collector - thanks.
I concur entirely with you Wayne, marvellous looking figures. I really like the range of headdress and positioning of cartridge pouch (not common, but good for variety)
There may be no Friday teaser in August, but Strelets continue to generate excitement with coming releases like these!
A bit cheeky/greedy, but (even though conversions are possible) it would be marvellous if these life/guard battalion figures were followed up with straight light/line troops and/or even better, artillery,:grinning:
They look the bees knees
Our wargaming group are planning to cover the Waterloo campaign in a series of 6 linked games: from Charleroi to Plancenoit.
It was sparked by the release of a scenario book with OOBs etc for the 6 battles that complement the rule set we use ('General d'Armee').
I think if they are released early enough, these Brunswickers will feature heavily at Qatre Bras.
Excellent figures, but a shame the Leib Battalion is already covered by a rival. Hopefully the Line/Light will follow soon. Also I don't think the Leib Battalion had a flag/colour at this time. Love the sapper though
These are excellent and I'm going to buy lots.
They are actually LEIB battalion and not LIGHT. I hope they are correctly labelled on the boxes and before release. Allowing Strelets to make the Light companies as well.
Brunswick troops are not in my list but again I have to congratulate the level of sculpting these guys.
I have a very silly question though: they don't have backpacks?
Sorry again as I don't know really well the Brunswick uniforms.
Hopefully Strelrts will kindly consider doing Hanover army which also participated in Waterloo. These armies from small countries help to have the whole jigsaw.
I am impressed, there are indeed wonderful figures .... but again with quite too short human arms, which is an unpleasant mistake. I hope it´s not too late for some corrections, sorry!
Yet another set of Brunswick with falling horsehair plumes - I do wish we could get them with line/light battalion shakos at some point.
And marching first - standing to attention leaves me a bit cold, sorry
These are Leib-Battalion.
I like them so much.
Ready to conscript some for my army.
These are the Leib-battalion, but as noted in the Osprey Men-at-Arms:
"A new Leib-Bataillon raised from a cadre of the old Black Band, and initially known as the Leichte-Bataillon von Prostler (the name of its commander); on 14th April 1815 this unit became the Leib-battalion"
They were brigaded with the light infantry battalions, as also noted in this book, on Cent-jours website, in Nafziger's list,... through to the innumerable books on the campaign, including Hussey's recent two-volume set.
So referring to them as light (leichte) and guards (leib) ain't wrong.:smiley: :wink:
I have used various British figures for several different armies, including Hanoverians and Portuguese. Of course, new poses and interpretations of existing poses are always welcome to add diversity to my formations, but I can see why specific sets of Hanoverians might be put off until other unique and unrepresented troops are presented. JMO.
Concur. I also had a look at the blog http://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/unitesHA.php and I still don't see any critical differences but some headgear. So agree with you, some other belligerent could be more on the spotlight.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Very good looking figures, I love the sapper and the command figures will be useful. But standing to attention figures are not my favourite thing; if advancing figures for the line and light battalions were to appear sometime in the future that would be excellent.