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It is indeed great that we now have a variety of Highlander sets to choose from.
I still prefer the older Strelets Highlanders (in attack, marching etc), compared to the new sculptor, due to various issues.
But either way, as I say, great to have some choice out there.
The Highlander firing line will find its way to my army, probably some of the in square set as well. Just wish there had been an equal ratio of kneeling to standing poses in the "in square" set. Unless the sprue intends on having a few more of the kneeling poses offered than standing?
To honest i dont think I will be buying any more Highlander sets as I have far too many jocks in my colection already, they are realy nice but I will be spending my money on the ww2 ranges instead.:stuck_out_tongue:
Yes the picture on the box is dreadful.
Call that a square??!!!! Not exactly inspiring box art is it?!!
The flag is also of a different regiment to those of the men it would seem! Their facings are a different colour.
The WSS range has quite often shown Strelets best work, in terms of box & obviously its contents.
The Napoleonic range however has become its poor cousin in comparison!
A shame that so much time has been lavished on three battalions of highlanders, with so little given to eight battalions of Brunswickers
I like & will be buying the highlander firing & "in square" sets, albeit they have their problems. But they are still an improvment on the very poor British Firing line set.
That said, if there were also sets of regular British infantry & Brunswickers in square, they would be much more of a priority to me.
Maybe even a set of Kruse's Nassauers in square too.
Im sorry but i thought there was 4 kilted battalions at waterloo?? Or am i wrong?
I believe Wellington had 4 kilted battalions under his command but the Perthshire Buffs were kept back in reserve to cover a possible retreat and so were not present at Waterloo.
There was 3 battalions at Waterloo. The 42nd Royal Highland/"Black Watch", the 79th "Cameron" highlanders & the 92nd "Gordon" Highlanders.
The 78th "Ross-shire Buffs" were on garrison duty at Nieuport. So therefore were not involved in any of the fighting at Quatre Bras or Waterloo.
These were the only regiments to retain proper highland dress (kilts, feather bonnets etc). Other "highland" regiments by this time, had the same uniform as the rest of the line regiments.