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I just took a look at the future releases on PSR and there is nothing on my wants list, Mars have the WW2 British infantry coming , but that`s it. So I hope there are some surprises announced in the coming weeks or I will be spending 2022 making inroads to my stash.
Hat also may proceed to British (early) and US ww2 Infantry and Orion to Vietnam war US marines and hopefully some Aussies.
I also hope that our strelets will make the greatest gap coverage: some ww2 far east items, like Chinese (communist and nationalist) army, Japanese (Manchurian) army, 14th army, Dutch army, Thai army, Soviet (late stage of war) far east army etc.
Wishes that are not so far from reality!!!
Well for 2022 in terms of figures, I am looking out for more Napoleonic sets suitable for Waterloo & Borodino. So something from this lot......
British Line & Brunswickers in square, British Hussars standing ready sabres drawn, Dutch/Belgian cavalry, French 1813-1815 Line Infantry in attack etc, French 1815 Young Guard full dress in attack etc, 1813-1815 French Line Dragoons charging/advancing, Line Chasseurs charging/advancing & Prussian Line infantry/Landwehr in attack/firing as well as some Landwehr Cavalry.
French 1808-1812 summer dress line infantry in attack/firing line (fusiliers & flank-not just flank), Russian Dragoons (in attack & standing ready), Russian Cuirassiers standing ready, Russian Hussars advancing with sabres drawn etc, Russian Musketeers & Grenadiers in attack/Firing line & some of the cossack/Bashkir/Tatars.
Some more of the various French "allies" present at Borodino would be good too.
Maybe some specialist sets such as French Infantry trying to get into Hougoumont/La Haye Sainte?
British guards/KGL Light defenders for them?
Poses which would really illustrate the real tussles that happened, trying climb walls, break through doors etc, hand to hand fighting.
Same for the intense fighting that occured around the Great Redoubt at Borodino.
Then theres Napoleonic field hospitals/camps?
These sort of sets would allow the sculptor & designers to really get their teeth stuck into something!!
Big potential for early WW2 Allied sets as apart from the Poles the other armies are hardly touched and who knows how many years will we still wait for that other company`s BEF set.
How about some sets for the Norwegian campaign including British in winter clothing and Norwegians.
More WW2 sets for the Asia-Pacific theatre especially Chinese KMT and Reds, British 14th Army and USMC Heavy Weapons.
A further expansion of WW1 range : the Gallipoli sets, the Heavy Artillery sets -perhaps we will finally see the Austrian Skoda Howitzers and the St Chamond in 2022 ? as well as some new Austrian Infantry and Cavalry sets.
Other sets that would be nice :
Kings African Rifles
British Infantry for Battle of the Somme.
Serbian Infantry and Artillery for 1914/15
French Infantry Heavy Weapons 1916-18
My best wishes for all of us and 2022
the Gallipoli sets
Austrian Infantry Firing/attacking(loading
Bavarian Mounted Grenadiers
Austrian Hussars Attacking
Russian Dragoons Attacking
Prussian Uhlans Attacking
Byzantines 11th century
Boers cavalry camp figures
Russian Civil War
and many, many civilians sets for WSS, Napoleonic, WW1
I had no intention of starting wish lists, but when in Rome, Generic artillery crews Allied and Axis ,all theatre's WW2 , but emphasis on Western Desert 41-43 , no shortage of German 105mm guns , but no crews for the desert, the same for 25 pounders. Gurkha's Mediterranean theatre, and this has me thinking about figures interacting ,for example in our old Airfix Robin hood set we have a pose with a staff held both hand above head, presumably fending off a blow, but in that set or the Sheriff of Nottingham set , only the guy swinging the axe could be an opponent, one sided and a predictable outcome , but my point , if we have a Gurkha striking with Kukri, surly with should have an axis soldier trying to fend off the blow, ditto thrusting bayonets etc. D-Day British/Canadians ignored, but three dedicated sets of GI`s, some levelling up needed on D-Day.
While we are dreaming;
French dragoons/chasseurs in Habite veste
British Hussars advancing
Brunswick artillery and line/light infantry
Prussian cavalry advancing
Prussian horse artillery and artillery train
A partridge in a pear tree
What I don’t want;
Short fat horses with no ears
Infantry flags in cavalry units
Highlanders of any pose
Marmite and sprouts sandwiches
Marmite and sprout sandwiches, love Marmite and don`t mind sprouts in moderation, my wife puts Marmite on our roast spuds, delicious, but I have to say your sandwich suggestion is a form of torture I had never imagined. :joy: