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Dear Stelets and forummers,
I'm an enthusiast wargamer and modeler of the Napoleonic period, and particularly of the 1813 Campaign. One of the set desperately needed and not yet produced by any model manufacturers, is the Austro-Hungarian infantry with shako. Other producers started designing this set a few years ago, but after that, slowly and dramatically everything got stuck.
The impression of all of us is that Strelest is living a fruitful golden age in the sense that new sets are monthly announced which are quickly produced and put on the market.
Did Strelets ever thought of including in its catalogue such a subject? I'm sure it would be a best selling item, given that the Austrian army of that period and even afterwards, included a great number of Austro Hungarian regiments.
Looking forward to your reply, I take the occasion to send you all my best wishes for the forthcoming All Saints holyday.
That would be great if it were to happen. It may well do, given that the first master of a Russian jäger was shown this week.
It would be marvellous to have a broader range of figures for the two most important, non-French nations in the Napoleonic wars in terms of land actions.
I'll await Strelets' response with bated breath. (Likely, 'no plans at present' will be the immediate response, but we have seen how quickly that can change, given the rapid progress to market of those in the recent and current pipeline).
Thanks for your kind answer.
I'm a little bit disappointed with the behavior of a manufacturer beginning with H. It is sad to notice that on their chat they seem to accept less and less suggestions coming from the forummers: my messages, sometimes, have even been deleted. They designed more than one year ago, with the help of a 3D modelling program, what should be the set of the Austro-Hungarian infantry. It was expected to be a superb set. After that nothing happened any longer and there's no signs of what there is in their mind about their own brand
Let's hope that Strelets will be sensitive to our requests.
I think with that particular company these days, you will be very lucky to see a new set, (even one that has indeed had the designs put up), made and put on sale within 2-3 years. Probably even longer.
They seem quicker at taking suggestions on board, even sometimes putting up 3D renders or drawings of the plans (such as the BEF or the AWI planned sets). But when it actually comes to seeing them as test sprues & then eventually on shelves to buy.......half a decade could pass!!!!
Even the crowdfunding fiasco didn't make them speed up!! Look how long it took for the Peninsular British cavalry to appear, and then look at the quality we got 😠!!!
I think it's time to forget that brand now really. The brand is owned by a much bigger company. They don't focus on our hobby, they make other more perhaps mundane but useful everyday items out of plastic the majority of the time. Figures are just a tiny side line for them....if that even.
That company as a whole exists yes, but I think it should be just regarded as a company that just so happens to occaisionally make figures once in a while.
What a sadness!
I too have had my post deleted by this other maker & I was banned for six months for asking when the next new sets would appear.
Another thing is they wont let you type Strelets on any post either there is some sort of stop on it like its a swear word or something.:grinning:
I think it has already been done:
That particular HaT set I believe is "German" type Austrians rather than "Hungarian".
Think I have a couple of boxes of that lot that I got with the intention of using some to convert to Dutch troops.
You are absolutely right: Set 8027 of H. represents Austro - Germans with shako; unfortunately this is not one of the best set produced by H. I've used a soldiers of such a set, duly converted into a Austo - Hungarian infantryman, to make my own mold, (see my post on H. "General discussion", thread "CAD Nap. Hungarian renders" of February the 6th 2021).
As matter of fact I've been waiting for so long, and I'm afraid I'll be obliged to acquire white metal soldiers, for instance those of Art Miniaturen Zinnfiguren, which seem to be reasonably accurate and compatible with their 1/72 plastic colleagues.
I know, It's a sort o defeat to me, but what can I do?
Dear forummers and Adm,
It would be interesting to have a reaction from Strelets Adm. on the subject of this thread.
What do you think?
Dear Strelets Adm.
It there any reaction on this subject from your part?
our general intention is to eventually manufacture sets for all Napoleonic fractions in their major march-attack-shooting stages.
When you count them all, you will realise, that it can't be done within a year or two, hence certain patience is required to see them all done.
That sounds fantastic for us Napoleonic war fans!!
Do these plans also include states such as Brunswick, Nassau, Holland/Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Baden, Westphalia, Saxony etc?
Forgot to add Hanoverians!! 😁 especially the green tunic field battalions & the stovepipe shako/cap wearing landwehr!!