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I really like the bonus civilians that Strelets has provided in the recent Prussian cavalry sets, I think it's a good development but if there was also a dedicated set of Napoleonic civilians I would certainly buy it. Perhaps the civilian set could have some soldiers as bonus figures.:smile:
Extra officers are a good idea, I think plenty of people need them. But they wouldn't be bonus figures would they? They'd be part of the set.
I have always had a theory about the bonus figures, they are a way of getting the perfect set of what you want, but maybe not too many others want, all you need is your own toy soldier company and to sneak one in to each set ;-) But seriously the bonus figures are only a bonus if they are useful to you, and what would be useful to you may not be to me, so I would rather see another figure for the set in question.
Agreed Alan. I guess thats kind of what i ment about more NCOs or officers or casualties. Maybe not "bonus" figures in the obvious sense but if theres room on a sprue/in a box for extra figures, i think it would be better for this space to be used by more of what the set topic is, based on that sets era.
So for example, if it was a set of say Zulu War British, then perhaps a unfortunate chap with a spear stuck in him or if its some WW2 soldiers, what about someone slumped over some sandbags etc?
Then there is the musicians that "musket era" regiments had. So what about something like a Drum Major?
Either way, something more in line with what the set is ment to be.
Wounded and/or dead would be my own personal 1st choice.
Civilians could as I say, be a different, smaller range that exist in their own right. 1 small mini box each for the main eras represented.
Now dont get me wrong, im not against civilians being done, afterall I wouldnt say no to a box of napoleonic civilians myself, but i personally wouldnt of necessarily wanted a woman offering up her child with every box of Prussian Uhlans i purchase.
Ah yes camp followers for marching sets sounds good to me!!
Then perhaps some sort of dramatic wounded/dead bonus figure for any future "in action" sets? As camp followers (civilians) would be most likely back with the baggage?
Or perhaps we could see a infantry pose bayonetting an opponent or cavalry slashing down on some poor unfortunate chap, or in hand to hand with enemy cavalry?
Whether they could be considered "bonus" figures is debateable granted, but to my mind those sorts of unique poses havent been done that much if at all, so in some way, they could still provide a "bonus", as we wouldnt of had them before. However if entire sets were to be made of such figures doing these things then thats fine by me!!!!
Another thought, what about medics? Many eras had medics within the regiment/unit itself.
But if we really want to talk bonus figures, a set of Scots Greys with a bonus figure of Sargent Ewart capturing that eagle would go down a treat!!! 😂 😁
That pose would indeed be nice, if only because it was the only succes the Greys had before being routed by the French cavalry along with the other members of the Union brigade .
I think it's about time we had some pikemen to go with the Streltsy.