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Re: dratted flag bearers

Allan from Glasgow
Hi everyone


I have only one little critique and that's with some of the flags, I would love empty poles
Allan


Allan, I'm sure you'll agree with me that there are very few, if any, in the hobby who expect everything to go their way.

Indeed, I often relish the challenges this hobby sets up.

Tracking down elusive units I need to "complete" an army. Converting figures to create new units, poses or just for fun. Getting the figures to meet my expectations of balanced units (command, elite companies & centre). ETC.

One of the challenges lies with flag-bearing figures.

In most of the periods I do, flags marking units are vital. Often, manufacturers make no figures for this or, sometimes, make outstanding figures wrapped in their voluminous ensigns. Like you, I much prefer to use paper flag & these figures are impossible to use.

There are solutions (find compatible figures - often metal- from other manufacturers or convert existing figures).

So whilst I totally share your viewpoint, I don't expect Strelets (or others) to comply. and I know you & I will get by.

Re: dratted flag bearers

Paint dog
Allan from Glasgow
Hi everyone


I have only one little critique and that's with some of the flags, I would love empty poles
Allan


Allan, I'm sure you'll agree with me that there are very few, if any, in the hobby who expect everything to go their way.

Indeed, I often relish the challenges this hobby sets up.

Tracking down elusive units I need to "complete" an army. Converting figures to create new units, poses or just for fun. Getting the figures to meet my expectations of balanced units (command, elite companies & centre). ETC.

One of the challenges lies with flag-bearing figures.

In most of the periods I do, flags marking units are vital. Often, manufacturers make no figures for this or, sometimes, make outstanding figures wrapped in their voluminous ensigns. Like you, I much prefer to use paper flag & these figures are impossible to use.

There are solutions (find compatible figures - often metal- from other manufacturers or convert existing figures).

So whilst I totally share your viewpoint, I don't expect Strelets (or others) to comply. and I know you & I will get by.
HI Paint dog

We can always hope for perfection its just my sculpting / painting skills are so poor. This little issue however didn't stop me buying 12 boxes of the little buggers lol.

bfn
Allan

Re: Napoleonic Country Colours

Allan,

How small are the French flags? They were only 800 x 800 mm^2 for the infantry, so around 10 x 10 (11 x 11) mm^2 at our scale. Strelets have been getting the size of the flags pretty right recently. Austrian flags were a lot larger (I'd have to check Rawkins' uniform book to remind myself of the dimensions).

Regards,

James

Re: Napoleonic Country Colours

James Fisher
Allan,

How small are the French flags? They were only 800 x 800 mm^2 for the infantry, so around 10 x 10 (11 x 11) mm^2 at our scale. Strelets have been getting the size of the flags pretty right recently. Austrian flags were a lot larger (I'd have to check Rawkins' uniform book to remind myself of the dimensions).

Regards,

James
Hi James
The dimensions match what said what you should be I was just a bit shocked when I saw them against the Austrian flags. I have learned something new today as I didn't realise their was such a large difference in size between nations, so thanks for that info.

The sculpting of the set reminds me of one of my favourite sets done by another company who did a young guard in greatcoats. I thing they will look great together on the table.

bfn

Allan