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I am missing more the next WSS infantry sets: the austrians and bavarians - and hopefully soon austrians firing+attacking too. I will cheer the older WSS dragoon-sets and the russian napoleonic jaegers in the next delivery batch.
It´s a fact, that the infantry was the main army body. and not quite rare horse guards. So I am missing still some more new infantry sets than cavalry in 2022.
And I think besides all WW2 desert troops some marching WW2-or WW1-sets would been wonderful for many collectors and diorama builders. Marching sets with a great variety of poses like the old Preiser ones which are unfortunatly not any more avaible.
You're of course right, the Elite cavalry was not the main force on any battlefield - they're just very nice to paint and look at :slightly_smiling_face:
The Cuirassiers however were a very important force and they are very difficult to obtain through conversions, while infantry of the period - except for grenadiers - looked very similar (uniform colors aside), so you can use almost any set and paint it as the army/nation you like (My Bavarians, Danes and Dutch are Zvezda GNW Russians).
Where did you get the helmets from? Waterloo 1815 Ironsides?
You're probably right about the hats, at the beginning of the war not all units were wearing the tricorne as we have come to know it. Perhaps Mars Saxon Army set comes closer to the real thing. At the time of Malplaquet however the tricorne was probably fairly common.
As to the uniform proper, with the exception of Hanoverians and Prussians who might have sported turnbacks, the coat was fairly generic (disregarding pocket arrangement), at least judging by contemporary pictures. The haircut might have varied. British troops are usually shown wearing their hair very short.
Wow, those are fabulous conversions Mark.
Great. We have a back-up plan in the unlikely eventuality that 257 Austrian Cuirassiers is not forthcoming; you go into commercial production and take orders!! :grinning:
An amazing part of the early 18th century armies to me is the near equality of foot and horse (sometimes more of the latter), so we 'need' both. I'm not certain whether 260 Austrian Infantry on the March is in the release. It was not in the list from my supplier, but is on Hannants, so I chucked a few on the order, for justin'.
If not, better save up big time for the next release with likely Austrian and Dutch cuirassiers, Austrian and Imperial (nominally Bavarian) infantry, not to mention the German field kitchen and, of course, more Russian Napoleonic infantry that I just know Strelets will be producing! [Plus, goodness knows what other beauties they have planned...]
Oh dear, I am intending to be slowing down the collecting...