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greatings from Wonderfull :flag-dk: Denmark
There is nothing like a Dane
Nothing in the world
There is nothing you can name
That is anything like a Dane
I just received my WSS sets in the mail today! My first impression is "wow" These are some of the most beautifully sculpted figures that Strelets has ever produced and I think this is now my new favourite Strelets range (although I love other ranges too).
Yes please produce more figures for this range!!
Thank you Strelets
For those yet to indulge in this set, probably the largest, clearest pictures are those on Plastic Soldier (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/FirstLook.aspx?id=2742), which as I type are awaiting review.
I agree, these are some of the best Strelets sets I've seen; detailed, fine, elegant and poised. How they make me wish Strelets would turn its talents and attentions to the Seven Years War and produce British and French sets!
Reflecting on recent posts, I wonder, do we need sets for all nations?
Uniforms are fairly generic at this period.
True, there are myriad detailed distinctions: Different patterns of spontoons, liveried musicians etc, but, really, uniform items are pretty similar across the nations.
The French need their own sets, as they are distinguished by their ventral cartridge boxes and differently patterned coat pocket flaps. Yet, some of the French could just as easily be painted up for Spanish and the British sets suit many nations. I have British figures, for instance, ready to be painted as Dutch and Danes.
What, specifically, would make an unpainted set of figures for this period Danish for instance?
Austrians might be distinguished by fur grenadier caps or Prussians by cutaway coats, but many nations' infantry just involved a change of colour for this period in this scale. Fertile ground, these sets, for Imaginations, too, I should have thought.
Wow Edwardian! Your posts are like mana for me!!!! Thanx a lot!!!!!
As suggested before, I would be glad to see an infantry set labelled as "generic european" in order to cover other nations which were important as well such as Austria, Prussia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.
Cavalrywise, I would like the more unique types of horse to be covered, and some of these are to be found in the Imperial Austrian army:
-Austrian/Bavarian cuirassiers (a kind of mandatory one)
-Hungarian hussars in Austrian service,
Then, among the others, probably 3 or 4 sets would see it done:
-Maison du Roi cavalry (may do with 3 or 4 figures of each unit)
-a British Dragoons set (just in name, generic enough to cover whatever)
-French Dragoons mounted AND dismounted, wearing distinctive headgear. 1 of each?
So, that's a total of 5 or 6.
One thing I would love to find in future cavalry sets is some smart-looking kettledrummers! There are not many around, you know, and they quite add to the visual appeal of the era.
I really like the idea of a single French Maison du Roi cavalry set, with 3-4 figures from different units:
Could we then, please, have sets of:
- "Light" Cavalry - standard French "Horse"
I wonder in what volumes people buy figures for such ranges, and I have no idea whether my consumption is above or below average? So far, I have invested in 30 boxes across the range of 4 WSS infantry sets, which, I feel, represents sufficient investment in the range so far as to justify commenting on what else it might usefully contain!
Dear Edwardian, I'm very interested in your plans when creating such a large-scale project of VSS in 1/72? Are you suggesting creating a diorama or popularizing this conflict in wargame? Is it possible to get acquainted with your works?
You are very kind, Valentin, thank you.
I tend to paint up wargames units (to a rather generous 1:20 figure ratio, because that gives units a meaningfully sized appearance to my eyes), but have never wargamed!
Sad, I know.
I would be happy to post pictures as and when I have them, probably on Benno's, and let you know!