Thank you for the reply, Strelets! I'll go ahead and order some of the WSS Advancing set now from the UK just to be sure I'll get some here in the U.S. These figurines (and the Masters for the future Attacking set) look so good it's just killing me not having them in my collection. Paint dog is helping me above to discover some historical reasons to get excited about buying them right now.
I feel like the fourth in line during the Great Escapes moonshine testing session ........WOW!, affected by moonshine I think how good would a few slight variations on the firing line poses would be, so they are not quite identical , and how good such a firing line would be......
I was painting some flesh on figures yesterday (not Strelets as it happens) and was marvelling at the fingers. Not so long ago a simple, ball hand was sufficient *at this scale*. Now we routinely have hands with detailed fingers. These hands may be wrapped around muskets, which are represented not as a simple 'rod', but with separate barrel and base, metal bands and strap.
Then we come to masters like these with the detail of the pockets, cartridge box, shoe buckles, belt buckles, texture of the coat... marvellous!