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Re: Stand & Deliver!

Medieval brigands, footpads and outlaws are a great idea.

But 18th Century highwaymen would be very cool indeed. Sign me up for 'Turpin Hero' and 'Sovay'!

Re: Stand & Deliver!

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Nobody make yet (Robin Hood is hero, not looter) please consider it, Foot and Mounted in a box.
I'm a bit confused by your reference to -medieval- highwaymen.

I'm certainly familiar with the Dick Turpin type. He is, of course, from the great age of highwaymen. This is the period from the Restoration in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Not medieval, of course.

I did some research & it seems the first mention of a "highwayman" is from 1617: again, not medieval.

I hope I'm not coming over as picky but are you after medieval robbers or have you accidentally misnamed the Dick Turpin types as "medieval"?

Either way, I must admit that it's a good idea. I would particularly lean towards a Dick Turpin, as you say, on foot & mounted. Add in victims.....but you'd probably need a period stagecoach. If possible, highly desirable.
Like Jessie James, Paul Revere and Ned Kelly the Dick Turpin (which we all know) bears little resemblance to the actual character. Basically, he was a rather unpleasant character who was hung at York for stealing a horse. Interesting like Paul Revere he didn’t make a midnight ride ,his faithful horse wasn’t named Black Bess - Fake news as a certain President would say!

Unlike most felons you can still see his gravestone in St George’s graveyard in York - however some killjoy university academic disputes this!

Now Sir John Hawkwood or William Marshall would be a different matter!

Re: Strelets, please make 1700-1720 Civilians, Sailors, Highwayman, Pirates etc

Robin Hood = "outlaw"

"highwayman" = Dick Turpin et al

Some early medieaval peasants, perhaps shading into outlaws, would be great.

To divert the topic, however, a 1700-1725 set of civilians to complement the WSS sets would be great. Of course, one could include a mounted highwayman and a couple of "foot pads", plus obligatory tavern wench, landlord, ostlers, customers and travellers.

While we're on 1700-1725 subject, please make a pack of sailors for the period. These could be merchant crews, pirates from the Golden Age (the World is crying out for a decent set of these, surely?), or, indeed, the crews of a King's ship (not even officers in the RN had uniforms before 1748).

To make the set good for all sailors of the period, including pirates, Strelets could simply avoid some of the historically dubious clichés of the pirate genre. That said, you could get quite far with alternative 'command' sprues; one of more conventional ship's officers of the period and the other of pirate personalities.

Re: Strelets, please make 1700-1720 Civilians, Sailors, Highwayman, Pirates etc

Edwardian
Robin Hood = "outlaw"

"highwayman" = Dick Turpin et al

Some early medieaval peasants, perhaps shading into outlaws, would be great.

To divert the topic, however, a 1700-1725 set of civilians to complement the WSS sets would be great. Of course, one could include a mounted highwayman and a couple of "foot pads", plus obligatory tavern wench, landlord, ostlers, customers and travellers.

While we're on 1700-1725 subject, please make a pack of sailors for the period. These could be merchant crews, pirates from the Golden Age (the World is crying out for a decent set of these, surely?), or, indeed, the crews of a King's ship (not even officers in the RN had uniforms before 1748).

To make the set good for all sailors of the period, including pirates, Strelets could simply avoid some of the historically dubious clichés of the pirate genre. That said, you could get quite far with alternative 'command' sprues; one of more conventional ship's officers of the period and the other of pirate personalities.
Civilians of any era would be greatly appreciated...you could even swap the "free"streletsi piece for a civilian of that appropriate era ???
You soon would have several especially as civilians clothes overlap different countries and eras but yes whole special sets dedicated to napoleonic,acw, ww1,ww2,medieval etc?
Could be used as camp followers,refugees ,supply echelon,(as in earlier wars it was normally civilans) medical and their helpers ,bandits ie looters,scouts,etc .

Re: Strelets, please make 1700-1720 Civilians, Sailors, Highwayman, Pirates etc

Andy
Edwardian
Robin Hood = \"outlaw\"

\"highwayman\" = Dick Turpin et al

Some early medieaval peasants, perhaps shading into outlaws, would be great.

To divert the topic, however, a 1700-1725 set of civilians to complement the WSS sets would be great. Of course, one could include a mounted highwayman and a couple of \"foot pads\", plus obligatory tavern wench, landlord, ostlers, customers and travellers.

While we\'re on 1700-1725 subject, please make a pack of sailors for the period. These could be merchant crews, pirates from the Golden Age (the World is crying out for a decent set of these, surely?), or, indeed, the crews of a King\'s ship (not even officers in the RN had uniforms before 1748).

To make the set good for all sailors of the period, including pirates, Strelets could simply avoid some of the historically dubious clichés of the pirate genre. That said, you could get quite far with alternative \'command\' sprues; one of more conventional ship\'s officers of the period and the other of pirate personalities.
Civilians of any era would be greatly appreciated...you could even swap the "free"streletsi piece for a civilian of that appropriate era ???
You soon would have several especially as civilians clothes overlap different countries and eras but yes whole special sets dedicated to napoleonic,acw, ww1,ww2,medieval etc?
Could be used as camp followers,refugees ,supply echelon,(as in earlier wars it was normally civilans) medical and their helpers ,bandits ie looters,scouts,etc .
Some great suggestions there