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Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

Yes, I agree! The Crimean range offers something for everyone.

I can't pick out a favorite set because there are so many I like. The Cavalry figures on both sides are great looking. They offer collectors good basic colours, nice sculpting, excellent headgear of the time which was very ornamental, a variety of poses and weapons, casualties for both riders and horses and even two colours of horses. And of course same for the Infantry.

The Big Boxes give additional famous personalities and poses from famous events and paintings to recreate the Charge of the Light Brigade.

There are some very entertaining movies, fantastic paintings, and endless books to support and motivate any collector to develop their Crimean collection, whether small or big; limited or complete.

With their Crimean range, the Strelets Team has given us something very collectible.


Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

Well I haven't gotten the Grenadiers yet and they will have to be in the next order.

Just received the Russian naval guns and the British Siege Artillery. Wow. Love the crews on these.

I am going to make a little base of the commandant and soldier executing the prisoner. I think Russian players will get two of these (I bought two sets) to use a "moral reroll" or booster that lasts for single turn.

The Crimean War is so colorful. So much Pageantry. So much folly.

Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

It was always great to see this conflict given some serious attention. Like you, I really like the range Strelets have produced.

My favourite sets were probably the British grenadiers in winter dress, French Line Infantry and Russian Line Infantry. Best figures of all were the command bonus figures from all the 'big box' series. Wonderfully imaginative. :smile:

Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

Funny, I also just recently got interested in the Crimean war. I read a book about the Baltic campaign and got interested especially in the Finnish-Russian forces involved. So Russian line infantry is my favourite now. Expecting to get Orlando Figes book about the war soon.
Yes a great line of figures by Steele's! I have a soft spot for sieges with heavy artillery involved, Speira miniatures has some great ACW heavy artillery that works for me :)

Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

I mean strelets of course...

Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

yes, a great range and full of action-oriented figures. i chose to blend a few Crimean sets
into my Napoleonic armies because of the great sculpts and the ability to increase the number of "green" and "red" troops. a sacrilege, i know, to mix different eras, but at this
scale, some of the Crimean sets(British Line,Russian Uhlans,Don Cossacks)are not too
dissimilar to soldiers of an earlier time.

Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

I've enjoyed recruiting some of these sets for other Campaigns or Wars, also!

Actually, I bought several of the Crimean Russian Naval Artillery sets in both Silver and Terracotta to use as ACW cannons. I also swopped the barrels with each other to mix up the color combo using one side USA and the reverse combo CSA.

I have also enjoyed using the Turkish Army and Turkish Artillery (Set 111) to stand in for Gordon Pasha's Egyptian Army to fight in Khartoum. I like that Fez look!

Re: Admiring Crimean Figures - Wow!

I like the Fez look too! I have to get those guys.