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Very nice dear Strelets team.
When you design the Russian dragoons, please make them with swords drawn instead of completely at ease, it will probably sell in higher quantities.
The rider on the right, seems to me like Putin's grand grand father...
Ho ho ho, sneaky Strelets. Thanks for the sculpts and LONG LIVE EMPIRE TOTAL WAR. :grin:
They do not look at all deserty, but Friday could be Desert day , fingers crossed.
Great detail and a good looking pair of lancers/uhlans.
However.... it is just as easy to employ the skills of this excellent sculptor to make cavalrymen in action, or at least advancing. I might buy one set of these if they are 'at ease', but might buy 3 or 4 sets if they were in a more active mode. The same goes for any other Napoleonic cavalry set.
Will also be interesting to see the horses.
Very nice sculpts as is pleasingly becoming normal!! Look forward to more on Friday!
As for cavalry in more "battlefield suitable" poses, I have to agree. "At ease" sets such as your Uhlans are ok as they can still be used for troopers stood ready/on standby for the order to attack.
Your Prussian Dragoons & Hussars were however more disappointing as there was just too much fidgiting around with carbines etc. These were predominently picket duty weapons or when out scouting/on patrol.
Sabres drawn, resting on right shoulders would of probably been a better choice, for a more static set, so please bare this in mind for future cavalry sets where the sabre is the primary weapon. Such figures can then be arranged standing static...but ready, on a battlefield.
Maybe put poses who are relaxed or "at ease" in a cavalry set thats "on the march" instead? At least such a set could be used for cavalry out on patrol or on their way to the battlefield.
As for all out action cavalry sets, maybe poses of troopers slashing down at infantrymen or troopers clashing sabres with another enemy trooper would be a nice change from the usual dramatic charging poses? After all, so many cavalry sets on the market simply charging off somewhere, but nothing for when they actually get to what they're charging at!!!!
Friday on Thursday; wonderful. Even more so when the theme is Napoleonics!
Lovely sculpting and I really like the variety of poses/subjects of the 'Strelets' touch'.
p.s. The general style of the uniform and plume suggests Russian, but the presence of fringes on the epaulettes on the right shoulder only has me wondering what they are. My sources have Russians with no fringes (or fringes on both sides), Poles both or shoulder straps only, Austrians none, Prussians not in that style of kurta. I thought that officers with fringes to one epaulette was generally on the left? Interesting. No doubt another gap in my knowledge/information.
Great looking figures once again, keep it up.
I have to say that I also like more active figures for cavalry sets; but, on the other hand, I also quite like converting figures.
I for one think the standing horses & riders is a great idea we have many sets that are charging I hope that streets do British versions soon.
The Prussian sets were great with only the average horses letting them down. I hope the new horses are as nice as the the ones seen on the sets for the curly Wurly wig brigade.
Brunswick's hulans...i think...
Thanks for that suggestion. I did not consider Brunswick.
The information that I have has them with shoulder straps only and no fringes, a uniform based on Austrian uhlans, whether 1809 or Waterloo?
Certainly an easy conversion to represent them thus and, as you note, lovely masters!
I too am starting to think they may indeed be Austrian or Brunswick. Im not sure about the epaulette either but at least that can be removed with a scalpel/file. Really nice troopers anyway.
Please could you tell us, which uhlans you have in mind when you put only one epaulette on one shoulder?
Thanks a lot in advance an have a nice weekend
Hmm.....possibly Minuteman. Although they still dont look quite right for those guys
Dunno, im still thinking Austrians but epaulette has got me confused. Ive seen late war Austrian Uhlans with it, but the bottom of the tunic on the masters is that of earlier in the war, when I think they didnt have epaulettes. Problem is different sources show different things. Especially watercolour artworks.
Are they something like the 2nd Prince Schwarzenberg Uhlans??
Guess we will find out eventually!