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Re: Nice Week-End!

Beautiful. I know I painted the older version some years back but it doesn't mean I won't jump for the new one.

Re: Nice Week-End!

Gerd
Getting better is never wrong...

I have painted the old Strelets Set 02 (Russian & Prussian Staff) during the corona-shut-down. The set is still interesting, but the uniforms are very easy an have have less details.
New staff-sets of napo wars will be wonderful...
Possible like the smaller arms sets...just 10 figures...the main marshals and generals...thats enough..
Or maybe this is an opportunity to have set made up of three sprues: a sprue of 10 commanders and generals: and then a couple of sprues (10 figures each) of extra line officers, NCOs, standard bearers and musicians for that particular army. The Strelets format of 4 x 10 figure sprues and one command sprue doesn't really provide enough command figures, especially for wargames units of around 20-24 figures.

These boxes could simply be called, for example: "Russian command: Napoleonic wars"; "Austrian command: Napoleonic wars" etc etc

The old 'Staff' sets did after all include quite a lot of on-off non-senior figures alongside the generals. So this would be doing roughly the same thing, just in a slightly different way, and at a higher quality.

Re: Nice Week-End!

"Or maybe this is an opportunity to have set made up of three sprues: a sprue of 10 commanders and generals: and then a couple of sprues (10 figures each) of extra line officers, NCOs, standard bearers and musicians for that particular army. The Strelets format of 4 x 10 figure sprues and one command sprue doesn't really provide enough command figures, especially for wargames units of around 20-24 figures.

These boxes could simply be called, for example: "Russian command: Napoleonic wars"; "Austrian command: Napoleonic wars" etc etc "

This is exactly what I was thinking too! I second this suggestion.

All my other Napoleonic units are 24 figures. It works great with those 48 boxes from Hat and others.

I would gladly buy more of those command sprues. They new ones are particularly awesome too.

I just bought 8 boxes of Russian Infantry. I would love to buy a box or two of extra command sprues from those boxes with a sprue or two of generals, and some casualty figures!

Casualty figures, or figures showing states of "disorder", are great for wargaming. I love the figures in the Crimean range where two guys are helping a third. Having a way to show 1, 2, or 3 disorders on a unit with casualty figures looks awesome.

Re: Nice Week-End!

Superb. Excellent staff work.

I'm having a War and Peace moment ...