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China fielded the largest army in WWII. they fought from 1932 to 1945. One out of ten of their soldiery were women, half were in auxiliary roles, the other half fought. They also employed a large number of "boy soldiers", usually orphans adopted by infantry units. Half of them hauled supplies and half fought as infantrymen. Brit, French, German and US helmets, coolie hats etc. Many had the bamboo slat umbrella, it kept off the rain and sun and acted as a shelter half. Nearly all hauled a bag around to carry their rice ration. A box of 48 different figures would fill this void. Strelets?
Always wanted this, and sets based on even earlier periods, Opium Wars, 1st Sino Japanese War, better Boxer Rebellion sets would also be welcome too. Much for the reason I'm curious about how the Chinese forces were dressed and equipped during these conflicts. But the question is, who would make them? No one probably will..
Caesar did a set. I think it's still available.
Oh they did..
To be honest they're not that impressive..
I beg to differ: those CM figures are very good, I have several sets which I heavily modified and converted.
Hovever those figures are quite specific: unsuitable for milita, Warlordism, Civil War, communists and most of regular Chinese Republic Army.
For communists there is of course IMEX Set 531 Chinese People's Liberation Army http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=807
and IMEX Set 532 North Korean KPA
and some Soviets sets.
Those dao dao swords were quite popular, f.ex. "Big Sword Units" were units using those dao dao swords and pistols only. Not only warlords executioners and "military police".
And You are right, that they deseprately need more variety in headgear.
I beg CM for second set for years, maybe You will have more luck. One set for 15 mln army is enough, while Germans have more then hundred sets. :(