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Strelets already has produced many great sets for Russian Civil War and Back Of Beyond.
I really wish (need/dream) for Chinese militia suitable for Russian Civil War, Back Of Beyond, Warlordism Era, China Civil War and WW2.
Less like this:
And more like this (no characteristic communist uniform, varied odd equipment, bamboo pikes, swords and single shot rifles):
Militia infantry should be supported by suitable irregular cavalry:
F.ex. in 28 mm Miniature Figurines has made great cavalry:
And especially for my friend Trzmielo (http://figsy.blogspot.com/), who wish for China regular infantry in British helmets:
Dear Strelets, please remember those figures should be a bit smaller. Hunger didn't help to grow tall.
Let Chinese brands manufacture these interesting sets
Trzmielo and I were for +10 years persuading Ceasar Miniatures to produce such sets and they repeatedly decline due to I suspect political correctness and national embarassement factor. I doubt if they ever produce even Chinese communists, not saying about militia or warlords.
I support the request for Chinese infantry but I would rather like to see them in 1937 uniform (not the German one) than in civil rags.
These are great ideas and could easily be a whole range. It would be nice to see Japanese in cold weather gear as well. Would open up a whole wealth of historical scenarios - Japanese v Nationalists, Japanese v Communists, Japanese v Russians, Nationalist v Communists, warlords fighting alongside or against the political factions. Good chance to have pre-war and early war rubbish armour on the table.