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Following on from the below thread, I have started this one so that it can be discussed under the correct topic heading.
Would Strelets be interested in producing such sets, what with their fantastic sculpting leaving the competition behind?
This range would have many nations represented. Forming square was a well used tactic during this time. The Battle of Waterloo would be 1st image that comes to mind of the Allies enduring Neys huge cavalry attacks. But obviously, The French,Prussians,Russians & Austrians would have done this too at times.
But in terms of the 100 days, The British/KGL, Hannoverian, Brunswick, Nassau & Netherlands would have spent the battle in square at some point or another. Such sets would have to have a proportionate number of poses dedicated to both standing & kneeling figures. Maybe some casualty figures to position around edge of squares (image of the Inniskillings taking a pounding from French Artillery crosses mind).
I feel this would be a natural progression for Strelets to sink their teeth into, having done Marching, Attack, Order Arms etc.
Also please feel free to mention any other ranges that this era may require. Perhaps Firing Lines? Retreating/ routed infantry fleeing in blind panic spring to mind.
I'd be happy to get figures standing in square, or in firing lines, or advancing. And it wouldn't matter if it was troops I already have figures for, variety is good.
My very first 1/72 scale set was Revell's British Infantry. I spent some time trying to arrange that into a square against HaT's earliest cavalry sets, so the topic would bring back fond memories for me.
LoL. My thoughts predate yours, but mirror. The Airfix Scots were perfect for forming multiple lines of a square
Yes the old Airfix sets still have their charm. The British Artillery was my favourite from that range. But they all now definately show their age up against the modern quality of sculpting and moulding, especially the recent sets from Strelets.
Just seems so bizarre that so many sets have been released by manufacturers over the years to cover the napoleonic era and Waterloo, yet one the most important formations during a battle of that time, the square, has only been made once and only recently by Waterloo1815, the Highlanders.
There are of course other battles and skirmishes where infantry had to deploy in square. Think it was Garcia Hernandez during the peninsular war where a square actually got broken.