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Excellent! Let's hope there will be Jacobite artillery and British cavalry!
I sold all mine last year, fed up of waiting for news,better still this sort of progress. I hope I find the time to do these,the Jacobite rebellion has been at the top end of my wants list since childhood.
This all looks very promising. The British artillery set with their 3 pounder battalion guns is very useful for all sorts of mid 18th century conflicts.
Will be interesting to see if Redbox bring out Highland clansmen to complement the Strelets sets?
A set of British dragoons would, like the artillery, also be very useful.
I can see that come 2021 I'll have to dig out my extra fine tartan painting brushes again..
They are d@mned good looking figures. This is yet another example of how the manufactures of 1/72 are independently working together to provide a range of figures for we ever-hungry collectors/'users'.
That's in plastic. Then there are the lovely 1/72 in metal for those 'special occasions', figures or personalities.
'More expense' as Alan so correctly put it!
This was a little off the specific topic, but I hope not too far and an acceptable tangent. Just adding a bit of extra effusiveness!
p.s. Does anyone else 'dread' the pictorial test that comes with posting? Is that square with 1/72 of a traffic light included?!!
I cannot figure out how to post pictures on here, which is super disconcerting for me at least! :sweat_smile:
When you create a message, click on the 'bb code' hyperlink above the box in which you type.
There you will see the on/off switches of img in brackets to use around the address (url) of the image.
Well the missing poses from the first three sets would be good, like loading and firing poses, they are terrific figures to stand alone , but you cannot build a firing line from any of them.
Lovely! just tell me where I can buy them.
The other two sets would have to be British dragoons and Jacobite artillery I think; that would be the basics covered. The Royal Eccossais and Irish piquets could be made from the Militia set but I wouldn't mind a dedicated set for them as well.
Firing and loading figures for the Government highlanders would be nice.
There is a decent firing line in the British Infantry set with the figures with charged bayonet in the front rank and the firing figures firing over their shoulders from the second rank.
It may look a little odd to our modern eyes but I believe this was the regulation drill. It seems to me that this might be hang over from the days of the plug bayonet (I don't know that for certain). Since fitting the plug bayonet meant a man could not load or fire then the front rank might fire first if they had time, then fit and stand with charged bayonet to form a defensive steel hedge while the second and third ranks changed places and alternated between firing and loading. Old habits die hard and this practice seems to have continued for some time after the adoption of the socket bayonet. Certainly the loading figure is missing if you want to depict the third rank but I can get by without him (although I certainly wouldn't complain if Harron did make some loading figures).
I recently received 3 extra boxes of the Strelets Highlanders, I bought the Linear-A Amazons from the only dealer who had them at a decent price and filled my order with as many highlanders as I could get for the same postage. The Strelets Highlanders are wonderful! Well done Strelets and Redbox for such an excellent coverage of this subject.
James, I do find it endlessly amusing when I'm confronted by the security test with pictures where I can't tell if there's traffic lights in them. I'm even more amused by the tests that have pictures taken from so far away that you can't tell if there's a bus in them!
But they're not a patch on the fun to be had from those Catchpas on other sites that have the distorted letters and numbers. Isn't it awesome how the robot that creates those things always manages to produce numbers that look like letters, and letters that look exactly the same in upper and lower case? Those of us who get our internet from Optus have been endlessly entertained for the past month or so. Nice of them to keep our minds occupied during the covid restrictions.:rage:
The fuzzy photos, goodnesses me! I reckon a computer might be better able to recognise that there is something there. Then how about the times when, having jumped one hurdle, they give you another and another and...
'Catchpas' is that what that poorly executed script test is called? Isn't it/aren't they awful? Certainly a test that I fail most times on the first (and often second) go.
All the best for a quick exit to your lockdown.
Did not forget. Everything was ready, but instead of them I released the musketeers and the guards. 4 cavalry kits will be released next time.
Progress is good, looking foreword to seeing the figures, so the artillery we have here must be WSS and Strelets, French or British ?
Hi Haron, I hope you'll produce the highlands clans infantry too.