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1. Has to be a Strelets figure(displaying good manners to our host)
2. Nominate one figure *only* (I know you'll be tempted to add more. If you have more, do separate posts?)
3. Clearly describe the figure and specify which set it's from (people may wish to go out and buy it)
Strelets Set 003
Polish Infantry & French Engineers
The Polish bugler. It captures a sense of urgency through its dynamic pose. The face, with its puffed cheeks, is very human.
OK: your turn......
For a straight out of the box favourite figure I think it has to be Grouchy, in Strelets set 048 Napoleons General Staff set 2.
I love the pose, it suggests to me that he is shielding his eyes from the sun while he scans the Western horizon for any sign of those elusive Prussians. And, if we love Napoleonics for the splendid uniforms then a Colonel General of the Guard Chasseurs a' Cheval with green boots is up there with the finest.
I think my choice will not get a lot of votes but it is the rather short and squat Viking from the Vikings against Franks set. He wears a spectacled helmet and holds his double handed axe with the head low near his left foot. He is wearing a long byrnie. To me he looks like an experienced older warrior not young and athletic but a bit short of stature who is getting a little bit of middle age spread. Having said that he looks like he knows exactly how to handle that axe and any you pup who is looking to try and make his reputation is likely to find himself minus his lower legs in pretty short order.
one of the first strelets sets i purchased was the russian medieval cavalry set.the flag bearer in that set has always been a favorite of mine for some reason,and that set as well.
A012 9.2" British howitzer.
There are two figures that standout - but as instructed I would go for the staff officer. For some reason the figure reminds me of General Melchett from black adder. (the other figure i love looks like Baldrick!). I like the way his coat is blowing in the wind.
My favorite poses are kneeling firing with bayonet attached.
So the one I pick is the Japanese soldier from the in attack set.
My favourite figure is the officer in the Highlanders at ease set just one look at him and you know that he is in charge.
Good question, well framed and I'll stick to sets I actually have rather than figures I've seen on PSR that look far better but I don't have any period interest in (cough-WSS-cough).
The recent Boer infantry set has loads of great sculpts with so many versatile uses with only a couple of bum notes. A theme of irregulars cautiously advancing and firing. Looking at PSR and the figures themselves it comes down to the 2 figures advancing, head down, on the bottom row and my choice is the middle one cycling his rifle-bolt.
(Of course I won't mention some other favourites from the War of 1812 American Militia and Tecumseh sets as well as WW1 Russian Winter Uniform and RCW Red Army Infantry both winter and summer)