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Good Idea Meatsy.
There are a number of conflicts not well represented in 1/72nd plastic on the American continents.
Some companies have threatened to cover them but few have followed through.
The Spanish/American Wars are such a conflict. Few seem to know (it was not taught at my school) that places like Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philipines belonged to Spain until 1898. A suspicious explosion on board the USS Maine in Cuba sparked off a conflict that would soon add more States to the USA.
Also, The Mexican Revolts/Wars would provide some 'colourful' characters. From French Lancers to Pancho Villa's Sombrero wearing cavalry - Oh how I've longed for a set of them.
If Strelets would only make them - They don't even need to be on camels:
I'd be very happy with Mule-riding, Sombrero-wearing, sixgun-toting, munition-Bandanaed, moustachioed banditos.
Great suggestion:American Spanish war and Mexican Revolution. Please consider these conflicts when planning future production. You will make many of us super happy.
I would buy them! To add to that I would add Russo-Japan war and the Balkan Wars (pre WW1).
El tema de la guerra hispano americana me interesa mucho pues es algo que no está cubierto y la guerra ruso-japonesa también. Yo lo compraría si lo hubiese
I suspect there is a reason that sombrero`s have not been done in 1/72, probably a two part mould issue, they are certainly another gap.
Spanish-American War - Yes, yes, yes!
Separate sombrero hats - Britains Swoppet style - and figures with the peg on top of their heads are technically very do-able with a 2-piece mould. Britains did this with their AWI figures, and HaT did this in 1/72 with their 7YW Prussian Inf, March, and Com sets, and with 3 styles of hats/helmets and they fit super well, too. I got some just to have. Could work instead of complete head-swops for other sets, too.
I asked HaT for years for Mexican Revolution:
When Italieri years ago asked on facebook, most voted was Mexican revolutionaries.
No answer from both companies since years.
I really REALLY wish Strelets develop Mexican Revolutionaries and US Army/Rough Riders.
thats a good call rough riders well up for that all the way to the top of san juan hill
If Strelets made a Rough Rider set, the bonus figure could be a Teddy Bear.
Ooof, must we go this direction? As an American citizen that wants to be as post-colonial as possible this topic is, umm, quite uncomfortable. Much safer to talk about the glory of Marduk and the Old Babylonian Empire!
I hope Strelets seriously considers making several sets for the S-A War. The Americans on foot, with the big blanket roll and stetsons, would look great and be appropriate for Cuba, the Philippines, the Boxer Rebellion and more.
The Spanish soldiers had many great looking Colonial Era uniforms, as well as Cubans and Philippinos.
The BUM figures sculpting was nice, but the worst quality plastic - they just fell apart with the slightest bending - not good soft plastic. Too bad. Unfortunately Caesar never responded to my e-mails with an affirmative nor negative. Everything would be in gray color anyway.
A Strelets Spanish-American Range along the lines of the Boer War Range and FFL Range (RIF sets) would be great. My fingers crossed, Strelets! :earth_americas: :earth_asia: