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Just wondering what happened to the Japanese infantry in Winter Uniform? Are we likely to see them?
Indeed, we could do with some more WW2 Japanese, especially equipment such as the most welcome Heavy Weapons. We could do with some opponents for the Japanese such as Chinese, or even British Far East soldiers such as Chindits.
I see that most favourite period is Napoleonic. I suppose it's only natural that most fans of particular periods want to see all minor, as well as major nations represented with variations of poses etc. Yet catering simply to the majority leaves us interested in periods of lesser popularity waiting and wanting for more variety!
Well, I suppose it comes down to economics and producing what sells best.
Here's hoping and waiting while I get older - tempus fugit!
Yes please some Japanese on horseback and Dutch and Chinese soldiers.
Cold weather Japanese would be nice but there are a fair few Japanese sets but only one Chinese and I think we need a couple of sets that are better done. Not least because Communists and Nationalists could be used for the post 1945 fighting.
I surely agree with Graham. WW2 China was a very hard place to be, but our hobby seems to neglect that....
to my knowledge, but off the top of my head I can only think of the Airfix Japs, who are showing their age (like me) as I rework my Jap forces and Strelets in current production.
I have numbers of the old Esci, Matchbox and Revell sets, all very nice and with good points, but not so easy to get nowadays, without paying "silly money" on Ebay!
Hence, I'm thinking it would be nice if somebody like Strelets would do the same as with American Civil War and revitalise the Far East with new Japs and opponents, with matching equipment.
Well, I'll dream on..............
Stay safe all
Well Richard tbh I think that no manufacturer has ever provided us who are interested in the Far East with as many sets as Strelets: two sets of infantry, paratroopers, two sets of light AA weapons, "heavy" infantry weapons, field artillery. And at least on further set is in the works as hinted by recent "Friday previews": artillery crew of some sort, which I am looking forward too hoping the sculpts will be improved up to Strelets' latest standard.
I have to agree with Graham a set or two of Chinese is lacking. Then Japanese in winter gear would have someone to fight. I'd also like to see some 14th Army troops for the Burma campaign. Regards, Pa
yes Strelets are giving us a nice range, but I was specifically wondering about the Winter Japs.
Being greedy, I suppose I always want more! I've tried the artillery sets but to be honest I'd prefer them in hard plastic or metal as I find assembly, glueing etc a tricky, and sometimes the pieces seem a bit fragile. Hence, my personal preferance is for hard plastic, metal.
Looking at my old collections, the problem is that so many of them lack compatibility, and more importantly lack heavy weapons etc!
I'd therefore like to see a coherent range of compatible sets, complementing each other. My thoughts for an ideal world! This is course just my personal observations and wants, it's horses for courses so to speak!
I just hope that Strelets continues to develop their Japanese range, as I said in another thread I'd love to see the American Civil War range expanded - I'd love to see Big Box Union and Confederate artillery sets with limbers, command figures etc.