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Yes, I realised that this morning when I looked at them again. I beg your pardon.
Perhaps that fella is saying, "I'll just whip this thing out", Blazing Saddles style? Or maybe he has read the manual that says 'sharp, handle with care"?
Seriously though, could be a recruit of '13 who has received a prized sabre from a veteran of the Seven Year's War or a trooper who has been promoted, perhaps? Interesting representations all. Won't do for the action poses that you are after, mind!
So is there some sort of historical story about a parade of Prussian cavalry marching through a town with all the citizens coming out and cheering them? I am curious why all the citizens look like they are at a parade. And why are they paired with Prussian cavalry types? I don't know much about Napoleonic history, so is this to depict some famous event?
My thoughts were that similar scenes probably played out in towns and villages all over Europe when their local regiment first rode out to the wars. And perhaps they met with cheering civilians as they marched through towns along the way.
When I saw these figures I was reminded of the scene in the film "Gettysburg" where a Union regiment marches through a Pennsylvanian town and the citizens come down to their front gate to cheer them and the young ladies come out onto the street to flutter their eyelashes at the young men and make cheeky comments about how the war should be in Virginia.
I think these civilians are great, either for dioramas or just as extra scenery on a war games table. They would have looked terrific in some of Chris Dodson's refights.
Okay, I guess that would make sense. And it would be cool to have civilians for every era. Just hopefully not all on parade routes. Maybe doing stuff useful. Thanks.
Agreed, it would be good to also have some civilians just going about their daily business.
My guess is that Strelets is refering to the eary part of the 1813 German campaign when the Prussian army raised troops in a "patriotic " elan.
Many paintings from Knotel and other artists are depicting troops parading with enthusiastic German people around.
Have a great weekend.
I think, i will use the Hussars as 3. Escadron / 9. Hussars Regiment...some of Lützows Riders...
I have visitid the grave of one of Lützows men last year.
Friedrich Leopold Siewerssen has been Oberjäger in Lützow Freikorps. After the war he was Pastor in small town Bosau at the Plöner See. His grave is still there.. :
Okay, now I see. I was wondering what source material was used to pair cheering civilians and Prussians specifically. Perfect, thanks for the link.
High level of sculpts...congrats Strelets crew.
But I hope in some set in action poses.
Hi, I support the action future sets, hopefully...
Why do they have to fit any particular scenario? I figure if this is a new trend we can gather a crowd of civilians for any occasion - it's a win as far as I'm concerned. We get twelve mounted figures with three "extra" civilians? What we call "Gravy" where I'm from.
I am really concerned that all those figures need haircuts. I know troops wore their hair longer than many modern armies but that hair touching their collars really upsets me. I might just have to swallow hard and buy them anyway because they are so beautifully done in every other way. I can even forgive them having carbines - after all they might be detached from their main regiment. Just spitballing here.:wink: