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to cheer up a somewhat gloomy period and give some prospect of what's there in life apart from virus, we will start publishing images of the new masters on daily basis.
What will be a better medicine against self-isolation boredom, than good old cross-swards about historic authenticity?
Have a nice week-end!
Now that's brillant! Thank you Strelets you just made my weeks of selfisolation and working from home more tolerable!
Yesssssss, beautiful but now that you envy us . . . . . . . . . . when will we be able to buy this box, and what will be the title? thank you
Great idea Mr Strelets hope you have a few Napoleonic sets lined up for us.
You really know howto look after your customers thanks:grinning: .
Thanks for the first 2 soldiers and your friendly thoughts to your customers ...
What I can only say to the next 3 figures:
It´s a pity that a next set of soldiers will follow, which I will probably not buy, because I am not interested to buy fantasy soldiers with pikes and breastplates!
I appreciate Strelets as an high quality producer of historical soldiers. So I can hope only that Strelets will return with its line of WSS to more usable figures.
Hello Strelets, thank you so much for your support. Yesterday I saw the Bavarians and I am looking forward to seeing them on the marketplace. I am also happy you have decided to cure us with some new masters 😊
Lovely figures, but are these French infantry pikemen intended for the pre-1702 period?
Dismounted dragoons would be very nice indeed!
... and what about some WW2 anti corona-virus injection!!!
Thanks PeterTheGreat!!! I haven't noticed and I am looking forward to buying them!!!
Sounds good...thank You Strelets. Stay safe.
Thanks great idea Strelets, L ets R eally D rool G reat miniatures.
Lovely looking figures, but I was really looking forward to some Scotch - or rather the Boer War highlanders which seem to have vanished back into the mist...............
Edit: I've just seen the reply to zouave 72 so there is hope!
Great news, keep up the good tidings
Roll on the Pikes.
Keep safe people
Well, they are not really WSS - but if you suspend disbelief about the hat shapes, they work for the League of Augsburg. And yes, there were breastplate-clad French pikemen in that conflict.
Great figures and certainly a tonic.
Thanks Strelets and keep safe.:+1:
How thoughtful of you Strelets. Just when I was wondering what to do until next Friday, you do this for your expectant fans. Thank you so much for brightening our days of 'imprisonment.
Personally I've been more or less isolated for may months (Legs in Plaster-cast) and just when the weather improved so that I could go out for walks again, we are told to stay in. Well, It's going to be a lot more tolerable with 'Masters on a daily basis', Yippee!
The problem might be getting hold of Strelet's new releases.
Hannants are not doing 'phone orders' and Drum & Flag charges outrageous prices. We need that nice Mr. Harfield to set up shop again.
That's bye the bye; I shall look forward to each cheery day.
Bless you, Strelets and stay safe.
That goes to all my fellow Forumers too.
Oh yes more Austrian grenadiers! Can't wait for the regular Austrian and Hungarian infantry both in greatcoat and normal attire. Nice!!!! I love the sapper! Every Napoleonic set should have one. Thank you Strelets.
Great looking Austrians i too would like to see the Austrian infantry & maybe the Grenzers as well
Nice figures. I hope you'll produce the austian jaeger "the green devil"...no one have do that...in skirmish please if you'll want to do they.
More lovely Austrian grenadiers, thank you. I particularly like the axe-wielding maniac, err I mean sapper. Daddy's home...
What about some Landwehr in the future? And some Jäger as Marco said would be very welcome
The sapper really works as an antidepressant; I can just hear him saying "cheer up, or else!" :smile: Excellent figure.
I really liked the standard bearer in yesterdays post as well. Very nice pose and perhaps not too much trouble to remove the flag if needed.
I enjoy seeing the teaser pics even when it's a subject I don't particularly want; daily pics will be great and sometimes I can be tempted.
Again great stuff.
Though I could be in lockdown for the rest of my life and still not get to paint everything on my plastic mountain.:mask: :relaxed:
Interesting figures, and well done to Strelets for continuing to provide us with a stream of great looking figures for interesting historical periods.
I'd buy a box of LRDG figures for the Western Desert if they were released. But I'd only need one box. One of the most famous desert actions of the LRDG, in September 1942 (Operation Caravan) was conducted by 47 troopers carried in a dozen Chevy trucks and handful of jeeps. And these guys were spread across a pretty big space as well....
So, how many LRDG figures does chap need? One box..two?
Cruel ......:joy: May I remind you that April 1st is a few days away......However they look very good and are of use in the desert, sadly a good few years earlier than ideal, but nice none the less. How many boxes does one need ? re LRDG well subject to pose selection, one or two, but that is probably true of most 20th century sets ever made for this hobby.
I totally agree with Alan. And I think that everyone in this hobby should buy one or 2 of these sets - if strelets ever produce them. So 30 different sets of German ww2 infantry equals to one set of LRDG/SAS set of British special forces in the desert. It is simple mathematics....
It would have been cruel to announce 2 LRDG sets and point at the date of the announcement then:wink:
life isn't always about going somewhere, at times you just stand still:
Very nice sculpture, but as already mentioned before, when the shako is covert the pompon must be out. Please change it if it's still possible.
One french and 2 prussians? Or no, probably 3 napoleonic french!
Nice figures which make you want to see more of it!
Many thanks for your light sunbeams in this sad time....
They look superb. That eagle-bearer is something else.
While there are examples showing French convered shakos sans pompom, it's far more common to have them present, as Mr Schmitt mentions.
Better still, how about full dress? There is a deficit of this in this scale,
There is always room for more Napoleonic French of this quality.
I'm still using some of the old Esci figures & I will gladly "retire" them for figures of this quality & accuracy.
I am very pleased to see this Strelets' preview.
LOVE these guys. BTW: your WW2 US Anti-tank crew is superb. Love the Recoiless Rifle.
Very fancy and proud french soldiers.
Congrats to the sculptor but I do not know what is doing the soldier in the right with no instruments at all.
You're doing a fantastic job of spreading joy in these dark times, Strelets.
All the best,
More great figures please keep them coming please Mr strelets.:grinning:
Well , the best french line infantry guy known so far in 1/72...I want a complete army of guys like this I'll buy many many boxes...in action too please!!!
Well...the other two guys do not seem french to me..prussians???
As you may wish:
I suppose they cold be melted down in the microwave , allowed to cool and be painted as sand dune`s:smile:
/What do you do with all those sprues??
Fantastic soldiers again Mr.Strelets!:heart_eyes:
The bavarian officer looks great!!
My heart skipped at the sight of the eagle bearer. Then my eyes cleared and saw he wasnt wearing a habit-veste. Such a crashing disappointment
Am a bit confused by the recoilless rifle - i don't know much about such things but aren't they mostly post-war? in which case wouldn't the set be better withe a WW2 ATG -say a 3" or something?
PS: glad to see those WSS French pikemen - anyone considering their appearance to be 'fantasy' in some way should refer to my previous post on the matter - enjoy!
Yes, mostly - first use in Europe was by the 17th Airborne Division near Essen, Germany in March 1945, and in the Pacific on Okinawa. But lets us not forget Korea where they saw extensive use, and later in Vietnam by both sides.
Sprues ??? I normally shove them up my arse.
A bit drastic
Great work, always tempting
Beautiful Strelets, you are too kind to us.
as of today the French Grenadiers (set 235) are in battle available in Hannants.
The reserves are underway:
Wonderful Strelets thank you so much
That drummers uniform wow!
Oh yes, that drummer is stunning - I hope the production version matches that.
If Strelets read these comments, I wonder if they are following the developments in Sio-Cast that Plastic Soldier Company are following (and, I believe, Battlefront). Appears to allow casting of plastic figures in silicone moulds, allowing for undercuts and presumably cheaper production costs.
Anyway, back to the WSS - command set and cavalry please
Are they available in Hannats? There it says they are future releases.
Not yet available to order from Hannants, but hopefully not too long
Strelets, you are doing a fantastic job with this WSS range. The quality has been a real step up in standards and the rate of production has been super fast. I hope the sales for this WSS range have rewarded your work.
Now you've got the hang of these 18th C uniforms and styles of poses, imagine how well you would do if you released some Seven Years War sets...maybe some French and British to start? Tempted?!
we've barely touched the WSS theme so far. Before jumping into some other conflict we would have preferred to develop this one well enough, so that it could live life of its own. To do that we have to come up with cavalry and artillery for both sides of the conflict first. While British cavalry isn't a difficult subject, their French counterparts make thing much more complicated, for a simple reason - they can't be made generic. At the moment we are discussing the options we have to tackle this matter.
"...Before jumping into some other conflict we would have preferred to develop this one well enough, so that it could live life of its own. To do that we have to come up with cavalry and artillery for both sides of the conflict first. While British cavalry isn't a difficult subject, their French counterparts make thing much more complicated, for a simple reason - they can't be made generic. At the moment we are discussing the options we have to tackle this matter."
Hello everyone, I think Strelets is absolutely right. Too much dispersal of subjects would be inconsistent. The military history of the world is immensely vast. One to two boxes per period or clash would have been too much and at the same time too little. For the different cavalry, I think of the English Dragons and the French Musketeers. That is just an opinion.
I love these - I know a lot of gamers don't like casualty poses but I for one think they're important. After all, a lot of good men get killed in battle. I think even if I was a gamer I'd use them as casualty markers.
nice sculpts and an interesting addition to the range, my only concern as a gamer is how many of these poses would be in a box, as someone who would be looking at buying 6 or more boxes. if there were 4 in a box fine but if there are 4 on every sprue then i am afraid it would be one box only that would get purchased
Great looking figures seems there are a lot of Bavarian troops coming our way i hope strelets will be releasing the same amount of Brunswick sets in the future.
Also what about producing Napoleonic FIRING LINES we have every other pose but not these the role of a soldier in battle is to shoot at each other.
These casualties could never happen on a strelets battlefield as nobody is able to shoot at each other.:upside_down_face:
Casualty poses, you beauty!
They are brilliant as markers, particularly for people like me who hate individual figures and/or those using sets of rules that do not involve removal of figures (all the rage at present, it would seem).
Ykreol did them really well, but their 'leaving the field' has left a glaring gap.
Odd as it may seem to anybody outside the hobby, Strelets are actually providing much needed joy with these pictures - many thanks for that!
Well done,casualty poses, I promise to buy this set for no other reason 10/10.
quite excited about these Bavarians. any chance they could be released in the same light blue color used for set 186 French Legion/Rif War? seems you also used a similar color in sets 903 (thin red line) and 110 Turkish cavalry (Russo/Turkish War). you already have the color formula and it would set these fine sculpts off from the rest of the pack. thanks for your consideration.
This has become one seemingly endless thread of joy!
Great to see all the new, original stuff but wish you hadn't abandoned the War of 1812 range you started :worried: Or the RCW-related conflicts 1917-1921 for that matter...
The Guard casualty pose made my jaw drop....honestly, but the hand on the blade, French nappy sword blades were sharp, unlike their Brit counterparts who used a nice metal scabbard almost designed to blunt the blade.
The Guard casualty pose is a Linear-A offering and indeed it is very nice.
Casualty figures are another thing asked for on the forum. Well done Strelets.
Good looking casualties but potential for non casualty figures too. The guy second from the left, just put the musket back in his hand and he is running and jumping over obstacles; I can see him coming over the top of an enemy defensive work or climbing the rubble of a breach; move his left arm a bit and he's climbing a fence. Awesome figure!
The guy on far right, a bit more work but he would make a good advancing figure and I'm not sure what's going on with the guy on left but he just needs a musket to make him a loader. I'm assuming here that the unbased figures are sculpted on the back rather than having a flat surface like some casualty figures.
For wargamers who don't use casualty markers, surely a standing casualty included on some of your stands would give some welcome variety.
Great figures, the only question is: do I need to start buying Bavarians so I can use them?
The figure third from the left is a very similar pose to a Portuguese artilleryman.