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That's quite an analysis and a candidate for one of the longer postings/essays of the year, esteemed Babylonian 109!
I have boxes of said Huns and have not applied anything like the scrutiny that you have, although I admit that it would have been good if HaT had included some spare 'Mongol' heads to allow these to be converted easily to become Mongol light horse archers.
Have you posted this on the HaT Forum site I wonder? Would be interesting to know what the view is there, and indeed whether this stays up or is taken down. I have given up posting on that Forum for now as even mild/constructive criticism seems to be removed.
To give a creditable mention to Strelets here: I also have a couple of sets of their Dismounted Mongols (set M028) and quite like them.
Thank you. :sunglasses: I just started writing and did not feel the inspiration to stop. :sweat_smile:
I have never posted on HaT's own blog, but do know about it and like quite a few of the sets they produce of course. Was able to recently pick up their El Cid command sets, which are nice. I like them as command figures for the Strelets Military Order (STRM012) and Normans (STRM001), which are two of my favorite sets of all time.
As Minuteman wrote, the HaT forum now does not brook the slightest negative comment. Indeed, there aren't many "comments", positive or negative, posted there any more.
It was, in the past, quite a decent & lively place with many informative & useful comments (much like your Hun OP).
There appears to be several knowledgeable chaps here & I am comfortable with asking some, perhaps, esoteric questions and gaining factually accurate answers.
The bottom line is; AFAIC, please keep posting such posts sa your OP.
Thanks! I do remember the HaT forum about 10-15 years ago, just never posted on it myself. My second 1/72 scale set was some Hat Nappys, so I generally have fond memories of them past and present.
Have a Happy New Year! :sunglasses:
My first set was after returning to modelling was HaT Rocket set. They have produced such sets like the Gatling gun but their current sets leave me totally disinterested.
I have written HaT off a long time ago (along with Caesar miniatures and their third reich fixation) as both no longer produce figures that interest me. Over the years they have produced many interesting and unusual subjects especially for the Great War era. Unfortunately, very few of the latter sets have materialise and I suspect they are now in room 101.
They have BEF and US infantry sets that probably would sell very well but they appear to be rigid in order of production. Seems rather a backward approach to selling products and seem to have lost their way.
Happy New year
I got the Hat Huns to stand in for the Tatars in my Ottoman army
Not perfect match but close enough for a wargamer
Hat have somewhat lost their way which is a pity given their services to the hobby.
Good Post and the fall of the Western Empire an interesting era
The best eye witness source is Priscus.... he met Attila... their Romanisation is somewhat born out by grave goods :wink: