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I do understand what you are saying.
On the whole, my comments have been more a general view about French Infantry among all the manufacturers.
On this particular Strelets set, I have complemented Strelets on their sculpting for sure, its wonderful. I personally need more post 1812 uniformed French, but I will definately buy a box as I really like the officers and eagle/flag bearer.
However, what I dont need is boxes and boxes of Grenadier/Voltigeurs with no Fusiliers to go with them. A French Battalion had 4 companys of fusiliers and 1 of each of grenadiers and voltigeurs. So the fusiliers are more numerous, even more so when you take into account French regiments often fielded more than one battalion.
If Strelets are going to do the Fusiliers in the same Marching, Standing etc, great, but that means a customer will probably still buy more of those compared to the flank company sets. Why? Simply because in terms of ratio, they would need more fusiliers to flank companys when building battalions. So for me, it makes more sense to design any French Sets with the correct ratio in a box already. Hat did this with their 1808-1812 set and their pre 1812 and 1815 marching sets. The quality of these sets is however not particularly great.
The Strelets French Marching sets also look to be more on a march to or from a battlefield rather than in a formation on a battlefield, (compare with the other Napoleonic nations marching sets) so again, for me personally, i have limited use for them.
Strelets is definately getting the quality right, of that there is no doubt. However I cannot justify buying sets from any manufacturer just for the sake of it. If they serve my needs, yes, but alas currently, as stand alone sets, these French do not. Simply my point of view, thats all.
Bring on more French.
I like Minuteman's plan.
I like the variations of poses and boxes.
I don't actually care if they are perfect. The mistakes add charm to me. Its human. We have to strive for it, but, talking about the all mistakes is fun too.
I love the variety of poses in these units they look great. 10 marching poses, 10 standing, etc unique command squads these are so fun.
I noticed one of the Russian infantry has a small hatchet. Like that.
Im not sure we want more French that are either inadequate or suffer from noticeable mistakes. After all the whole point in calling for more French is because we already have sets like that, which we want bettered.
I think French infantry for both pre 1812 and post 1812:
Marching: (in a battlefield formation)
In attack/advance: (like has been done for the British, Bavarians etc),
And in Firing lines
Covers most eventualities.
Yes variety is always good in sets, so long as its believable.