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Thank God,I was running out of soldiers to paint.:innocent:
But really really lovely figures.Looking forward to seeing more.
The thing about this period is that if you are not too picky or a button counter,these uniforms have a generic quality that might serve for a couple of different armies.
And before anyone starts I am not inviting any dissertations on why I am wrong.:smiling_imp:
some patience, please...
Sometimes all you need is just to stand and wait:
In the meantime enjoy some music!
War of the Spanish Succession 1701–1714
Great Northern War 1717–1720
War of the Austrian Succession 1740
Carnatic Wars 1744–1763
Seven Years' War 1754–1763
Anglo-Mysore Wars 1766–1799
First Anglo-Maratha War 1775–1782
American Revolutionary War 1775–1783
French Revolutionary Wars 1792–1802
Thank you, Steve, for your kind words.
Best regards from rainy London!
Also picked up my new read...
... now patiently waiting for the figures to start marching onto my table.
we are just starting this range, and everything will depend on sales. As you may know, it's far from "safe" WWII or Napoleonics. Obviously, no army of that period will be complete without cavalry. However, should the range fail to reach the sales targets, one can always use mounted Swedes with a bit of painting conversion.
... still more pleasures and more marlburians!
I hope you won´t issued only the british. Wish to see also french and austrians which will sell also the british better. 2 or 3 different sets issued in the same batch will encourage the sales. Some collectors hersitate to buy a set of a new period, if they won´t know when the next set will arrived on the market.
An austrian set will been especially attractive, because you can combine it with different, already existing ottoman sets.
You have no idea how happy a Marlburian range makes me. I might buy up an entire army's worth of sets by myself!
Assuming you are going to be on track to make these sets in full, there should probably be sets of line infantry and grenadiers for each of the three major combatants (Britain, France, H.R. Empire), with perhaps separate sets of English and French guards. A set of Dutch guards could also be warranted, though Dutch line infantry would probably be little different from the British. Same for the Spanish, though again their guard and line would look similar to the French.
Then sets of line cavalry and dragoons for at least three major combatants, and again maybe a set of guard cavalry for the British and French. Horse grenadiers can be included within the dragoon sets. Lastly, a set of artillery for each of the major combatants. Besides that, you can branch out into Hungarian hussars, Prussian grenadiers, Spanish militia, Canadian militia and Indians for New France, etc.
Would love to see some heavy cav to complement
The GNW Russian and Swedish dragoons ( Zvezda)
Please some rested uniform poses for wagame unit cohesion
Sabres on shoulders and carbine butts on hip
The colors of uniforms in this period is just outlandish
Yellow faced red ! Awesome
That last figure could conceivably double as a Baron Munchausen fig!
Very lovely,severely tempted but not sure if my painting skills are up to it. I hope these do well well as Steelers are without doubt the premier manufacturer now with high quality sculpting, innovative eras and speedily delivered figures after being announced.
Strelets not Ssteelers - f***ing predictive text!
We are grateful, that it's not Stealers !
Absolutely superb !
War of Spanish succession??? My long lasting dream might come true?
If so - Strelets, you are THE BEST.
I know this is a bit of cart before horse.....but, the Brits in this campaign did famously use a lot of horse and carts and could not have campaigned so deep in to the continent without them, so to the point, please make them, and please do them well.
My goodness, these are superb.
British Colonials with Slade Wallace equipment was news I've wanted for decades - well done Strelets - but this, this is going to be a whole new start.
A Malborough range, with the excellent coverage Strelets provides these days and the quality of sculpts we are seeing, is to press the hobby re-set button for me.
I'm in. All of it, in vast numbers. Lace Wars a-go-go.
Then British and French 7YW please!
Finally, a manufacturer with balls to test unkown waters..
This is my very first message in this forum and I've only decided to write just to congratulate you, Strelets, for such splendid sculpts and for your decision to delve into a new and wonderful period. It can only sell well, I'm sure. I for my part, as an XVIII CE enthusiast, will probably buy double digits of these guys and of those that will surely follow.
By the way, there is also some urgency to fill in some notorious gaps within the 7YW range. To name a few: proper heavy cavalry (cuirassiers mostly), grenzers and pandours, Hungarian infantry, French infantry w no turnbacks and 1 or 2 generic Artillery sets, just to give you a summary. Perhaps Strelets could adress these needs at some point
these are fantastic sculpts , my compliments to sculptor , the officers are amazing, i too will buy pleanty of sets when released !!! over many years i have collected 20mm figures for WSS & GNW from all makers both plastic and metal, may i suggest the poses for infantry could be fairly basic, eg marching , at attention, at ease, maybe charging.
and as the basic infantry uniforms in this period are fairly generic the figures should cover most nations, there is a wealth of info out there, books , online etc
again my compliment on the scupts , can't wait to see them available !!!
cheers Old John
Just when I thought I was out, they drag me right back in!
Can’t wait to see more !
Any chance they could be released this year ?
If you do cavalry please do many resting poses for us
Wargamerr ( Sabre on shoulder carbine upright -butt
These enable much more uniform cavalry units