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I really love conversations like this that begun about Brexit. From my point of view (I am Greek, Greece always stood by Britain, and also a fanatic anglophile) there are two different issues. The first is that with Brexit, English people seems to ignore what Scotland, North Ireland or even Welsh want. These are now the British Commonwealth or the mighty United Kingdom. The other issue is that E.U. without Britain is something really mysterious (and weird) for me. If UK wants its global role, (with these two new superb aircraft carriers) this role must be played from E.U., not outside it. For our and yours benefit. I may be wrong, but I hate to see your country willing to face problems like these that we Greeks are facing for over a decade...
Thank you and I really don't want to interfere any more, everything I said is with full respect, concern and admiration for UK. I am sure that you, British, know better than me... :grin:
Obviously not an appropriate place for politics but judging by my wargames club which is in a South Eastern suburb of London and mostly over 60, I rather imagined that most toy soldier fans were Brexiteers, so it's refreshing to see the majority of posters being anti Brexit on this thread. I don't know what effect Brexit will have us British collectors, I suppose it depends on what happens to the pound as to whether prices go up or down, apart from Italeri and Minairons I don't think there are many figure manufacturers in EU countries. Might have a much bigger effect on collectors of different scales and materials.
Delusions of Grandeur and an exaggerated sense of National significance rooted in past glories rather than present realities are the hallmarks of a waning civilisation in the terminal phase of its decline. The Hapsburg Empire was victim to a similar fantasy self-image until WW1 wiped it off the map.
I'm sure that many people throughout history have survived shooting themselves in the foot. That doesn't make it a particularly bright idea.
Reliving past glories on the table top will soon have a new poignancy.
Hi Marios! Scotland, Wales and the six counties that make up Northern Ireland are part of the United Kingdom politically,and Great Britain or the British Isles geographically, but not the commonwealth, which is made up of overseas territories that were formerly part of the British Empire, for example India, Canada etc. Ireland (Éire)withdrew from the commonwealth when it became a republic in 1949.
The people of Britain as a whole voted in the referendum, with a majority in favor of leaving, as one people, not as three or four separate states. That would be the same as say, Germany voting by a majority of Germans, whether they identify as Prussians Bavarians or Saxons from one the historical constituent kingdoms that make up modern Germany. I hope that explains things a little clearer!
It is going to be interesting to see how our hobby will be impacted in the future. The pound sterling may well become a strong and viable alternative currency to the Euro and US Dollar; will plastic figures and kits made outside the EU suffer from punitive taxes - or become cheaper from distributors elsewhere?
And will my kilted highlanders ever arrive to fight the Boers before the border check points go up?
May I just apologise to anyone who is as sick of Brex!t as I am, that this thread has become less about these wonderful figures and more about the UK leaving the EU.
This is not the place for that discussion, can we keep it on the figures please?
Stuart and Steve, you are right and sorry for the inconvenience. Let's talk about our great hobby that unite all of us. Many thanks for your patience ... Best wishes from Greece!!!
Thank you Strelets
Just received my 11 boxes of the WSS Advancing British, and, to confirm what everyone else is saying here, these are beautiful figures, lovely proportions, smashing detail, and with all the typical Strelets charm that I love. And not a single wasted pose among them.
As for Brexit, again, I have to concur with the majority of posters here: it's causes are multifarious, and I have no doubt that many voted leave with the best of intentions and a heavy dose of faith, but it really does not look like a good idea. At a time when we should be coming together to tackle the real problems that face the world, we find ourselves being pulled apart for something that will provide no tangible benefits to everyday working people like myself, and threatens to jeopardises so much that we take for granted and hold dear.
Hi Stuart. Europena union should stick together. In eu i would like to see Russians and Ukrainian together. Every country has dark history but today we have internet we can enjoy history but to me when I was soldier I felt like bing better equipped cop democracy means freedom of speech we need to learn from each other ...